" ...Perez-Perdomo combines scholarship with first-hand knowledge to successfully synthesize for the first time a multitude of national studies on the history of lawyers....This volume constitutes an important academic contribution as well as a fascinating long term perspective into a profession that is crucial for the conduct of modern states and the improvement of justice and the rule of law in Latin America." -- Law and Politics Book Review " Latin American Lawyers" is an important work. It analyzes the role of law and lawyers in more than twenty Latin American countries over several hundred years, building on a vast body of literature that has never before been synthesized. The issues raised in this book are important both for the general history of the region and for an understanding of the several legal professions." -- David Trubek, University of Wisconsin- MadisonPerez-Perdomo, Rogelio is the author of 'Latin American Lawyers A Historical Introduction', published 2006 under ISBN 9780804751261 and ISBN 0804751269.