pt.1. Biblical times The state of innocence v. Adam and Eve The first murder case: the state v. Cain: a tale of the trail of blood from the land of Nod to Brentwood, California The judgment of Solomon or, how to split the baby Daniel, "public defender," and the art of cross-examination Jewish law and Jewish lawyers: Torah! Torah! Torah! The sadducees, the pharisees, and those New Testament lawyers.
pt.2. Pagan times The development of ancient law: old bones, old lawyers Civilization, cosmology, and the divine advocate.
pt.3. Ancient Greece The Greeks A bit of rhetoric on rhetoric.
pt.4. Ancient Rome Roman law Rise of the lawyer class in the Roman Empire.
pt.5. Medieval times A snapshot from dark to light Muddle in the Middle Ages: canon law, civil law, royal law, urban law, feudal law, mercantile law, and the ius commune The uncommon common law Lawyers and the Inquisition: "rack 'em up" Even a dirty rat deserves a lawyer Inns of court: the early English law schools Lucy in the sky with diamonds: Sir Thomas More Luther and Calvin In merrie olde England no lawyers are allowed: but don't get too excited Legal drag.
pt.6. Modern times The quick rise and long fall of the lawyer class in America Thomas Jefferson: the thinking man who thought about "thinking property" Daniel Webster (and the devil) Abraham Lincoln: the man who mistook his hat for a filing cabinet Clarence Darrow and the monkey man The breeding ground for lawyers: law schools Broads at the bar Not just any chimp in the jungle has the right to practice law Step into the confessional (your secrets are most likely safe) Belly up to the bar A lawyer by any other name smells just the same Lawyer advertising The care and feeding of lawyers or, "show me the money!" The word Competency and the legal warrior.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-449) and index.