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Not everybody has an equal chance of getting into law school. Roles they play as lawyers-help those underrepresented or overrepresented, advocate in the legal system, judges, Gatekeepers-lawyer is the gatekeeper to law, individuals go through them to get into law, they control our access to law. Tremendous growth of lawyers both in the united states and canada. Women and racial and religious minorities opened up-used to have explicit quotas and boundaries. Shift in the economy from manufacturing to services-used to have a more industry based economy. Law firms-can be small law firms, can be huge law firms (1000 people)-when you work in a bigger law firm have many lawyers working for one firm and many have different statuses. Partner in a law firm-top positions, owners of the firm not employees anymore, associates work for you. Biggest law firms are the ones focused on business. In house counsel-growing category of lawyers-lawyers who work for corporations ex: coca cola.

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