Russian Lawyers and the Soviet State
The Origins and Development of the Soviet Bar, 1917-1939
Eugene Huskey


This study traces the development of the Soviet Bar through periods of legal nihilism and legal revival to its final integration into the Soviet order at the end of the 1930s--a story of uncertainty and conflict in the Bolshevik ranks over the role of the lawyer under socialism and one of resistance to Soviet power by a profession jealous of its own autonomy.

First published in 1986.

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