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So you want to go to law school

John F. Dobbyn

So you want to go to law school

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Published by West Pub. Co. in St. Paul, Minn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Law -- Study and teaching -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby John F. Dobbyn.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF273 .D6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 204 p. ;
      Number of Pages204
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5212175M
      LC Control Number75040948


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