vrijdag 25 maart 2011

Geez my friend is more popular than me :( :D

Wow! My friend from school started to blog only a week before me and has 250 followers! Geez!
Congrats dude!

Check him out! http://johnappsie.blogspot.com/

He writes some pretty good stuff! Mostly law and some nice music vids.
Here's some examples:


Let's mix it up: First the threadsaver, then the article

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[X] Finnish
[   ] I understand Finnish
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but party poker > power poker. Party poker bonus is just bigger than power poker bonus you know .. 

LOVE THIS SONG!


so far the threadsaver. Now the real article. 

The reason I put the threadsaver first is the following: I know for a lot of you articles abotu the law or lawyers or attorneys or mesothelioma will not be that nice to read. And that's okay, I'll try to mix in some other subjects. The reason I blog about these subjects a lot, is that I went a year to law school, and got to know a lot of fellow law-students. So whenever there's something new, they let me know. 
So what happend today? Well, a friend of mine had to write a thesis about the history of law, and what seemed? There was no wikipedia article about it in dutch. And in English, there was but only as a submenu of lawyer and it was very limited. She took her responsibility and wrote some about it on the English Wikipedia, and is planning to translate it in Dutch. For you all, here's her article in English:

Ancient Greece

The earliest people who could be described as "lawyers" were probably the orators of ancient Athens (see History of Athens). However, Athenian orators faced serious structural obstacles. First, there was a rule that individuals were supposed to plead their own cases, which was soon bypassed by the increasing tendency of individuals to ask a "friend" for assistance.[175] However, around the middle of the fourth century, the Athenians disposed of the perfunctory request for a friend.[176] Second, a more serious obstacle, which the Athenian orators never completely overcame, was the rule that no one could take a fee to plead the cause of another. This law was widely disregarded in practice, but was never abolished, which meant that orators could never present themselves as legal professionals or experts.[177] They had to uphold the legal fiction that they were merely an ordinary citizen generously helping out a friend for free, and thus they could never organize into a real profession—with professional associations and titles and all the other pomp and circumstance—like their modern counterparts.[178] Therefore, if one narrows the definition to those men who could practice the legal profession openly and legally, then the first lawyers would have to be the orators of ancient Rome.[179]

[edit]Early Ancient Rome

A law enacted in 204 BC barred Roman advocates from taking fees, but the law was widely ignored.[180] The ban on fees was abolished by Emperor Claudius, who legalized advocacy as a profession and allowed the Roman advocates to become the first lawyers who could practice openly—but he also imposed a fee ceiling of 10,000 sesterces.[181] This was apparently not much money; the Satires of Juvenal complain that there was no money in working as an advocate.[182]
Like their Greek contemporaries, early Roman advocates were trained in rhetoric, not law, and the judges before whom they argued were also not law-trained.[183] But very early on, unlike Athens, Rome developed a class of specialists who were learned in the law, known as jurisconsults (iuris consulti).[184] Jurisconsults were wealthy amateurs who dabbled in law as an intellectual hobby; they did not make their primary living from it.[184] They gave legal opinions (responsa) on legal issues to all comers (a practice known as publice respondere).[185] Roman judges and governors would routinely consult with an advisory panel of jurisconsults before rendering a decision, and advocates and ordinary people also went to jurisconsults for legal opinions.[184] Thus, the Romans were the first to have a class of people who spent their days thinking about legal problems, and this is why their law became so "precise, detailed, and technical."[184]

[edit]Late Ancient Rome

During the Roman Republic and the early Roman Empire, jurisconsults and advocates were unregulated, since the former were amateurs and the latter were technically illegal.[186] Any citizen could call himself an advocate or a legal expert, though whether people believed him would depend upon his personal reputation. This changed once Claudius legalized the legal profession. By the start of the Byzantine Empire, the legal profession had become well-established, heavily regulated, and highly stratified.[187] The centralization and bureaucratization of the profession was apparently gradual at first, but accelerated during the reign of Emperor Hadrian.[188] At the same time, the jurisconsults went into decline during the imperial period.[189]
In the words of Fritz Schulz, "by the fourth century things had changed in the eastern Empire: advocates now were really lawyers."[190] For example, by the fourth century, advocates had to be enrolled on the bar of a court to argue before it, they could only be attached to one court at a time, and there were restrictions (which came and went depending upon who was emperor) on how many advocates could be enrolled at a particular court.[191] By the 380s, advocates were studying law in addition to rhetoric (thus reducing the need for a separate class of jurisconsults); in 460, Emperor Leo imposed a requirement that new advocates seeking admission had to produce testimonials from their teachers; and by the sixth century, a regular course of legal study lasting about four years was required for admission.[192] Claudius's fee ceiling lasted all the way into the Byzantine period, though by then it was measured at 100 solidi.[193] Of course, it was widely evaded, either through demands for maintenance and expenses or a sub rosa barter transaction.[193] The latter was cause for disbarment.[193]
The notaries (tabelliones) appeared in the late Roman Empire. Like their modern-day descendants, the civil law notaries, they were responsible for drafting wills, conveyances, and contracts.[194] They were ubiquitous and most villages had one.[194] In Roman times, notaries were widely considered to be inferior to advocates and jurisconsults.[194] Roman notaries were not law-trained; they were barely literate hacks who wrapped the simplest transactions in mountains of legal jargon, since they were paid by the line.[195]

[edit]Middle Ages

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the onset of the Early Middle Ages, the legal profession of Western Europe collapsed. As James Brundage has explained: "[by 1140], no one in Western Europe could properly be described as a professional lawyer or a professional canonist in anything like the modern sense of the term 'professional.' "[196] However, from 1150 onward, a small but increasing number of men became experts in canon law but only in furtherance of other occupational goals, such as serving the Roman Catholic Church as priests.[197] From 1190 to 1230, however, there was a crucial shift in which some men began to practice canon law as a lifelong profession in itself.[198]
The legal profession's return was marked by the renewed efforts of church and state to regulate it. In 1231 two French councils mandated that lawyers had to swear an oath of admission before practicing before the bishop's courts in their regions, and a similar oath was promulgated by the papal legate in London in 1237.[199] During the same decade, Frederick II, the emperor of the Kingdom of Sicily, imposed a similar oath in his civil courts.[200] By 1250 the nucleus of a new legal profession had clearly formed.[201] The new trend towards professionalization culminated in a controversial proposal at the Second Council of Lyon in 1275 that all ecclesiastical courts should require an oath of admission.[202] Although not adopted by the council, it was highly influential in many such courts throughout Europe.[202] The civil courts in England also joined the trend towards professionalization; in 1275 a statute was enacted that prescribed punishment for professional lawyers guilty of deceit, and in 1280 the mayor's court of the city of London promulgated regulations concerning admission procedures, including the administering of an oath
source: wikipedia 

16 reacties:

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