Rutherford, M. Louise. The Influence of the American Bar Association on Public Opinion and Legislation: A Dissertation in Political Science Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Philadelphia: [n.p.], 1937. ix, 393 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774341. ISBN-10: 1584774347. Hardcover. New. $45. * Rutherford analyzes the significance and possibilities of the different policies and activities of the American Bar Association, the programs initiated to effectuate such policies, and the cogency of their programs. A descriptive study, it offers a painstakingly detailed record of the Bar Association's influence, as well as suggestions to promote its effectiveness. Valuable for its insights into the ABA during the 1930s, it is equally worthwhile as a model for analytical studies of professional associations.
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