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Professor Arthurs argues that with the growth and diversification of knowledge, the common body of knowledge that underpins a unified profession is becoming more difficult to sustain. The desire to know, the need to know and the resources to know have divided lawyers into subprofessions, increasingly defined by the non-lawyers with whom they work and the clienteles they serve, bound togetherif at all-only by nostalgia and some residuum of self-interest.
H W. Arthurs, "A Lot Of Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: Will The Legal Profession Survive the Knowledge Explosion?" (1995) 18:2 Dal LJ 295.