Franz, Jill M. (2002) Deacons. Artichoke, pp. 49-55.

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Archetypal images have played a long and significant role in how society views ‘the law’ and how the profession of law views itself. Think of some of the early television dramas such as ‘Perry Mason’ and of the use made of particular environmental elements such as rooms lined with imposing rows of legal encyclopaedias and furnished with solid oak desks, over-stuffed leather upholstered lounges (usually Chesterfields), dark window drapes, and oil paintings with ornately carved, gold leafed frames. There were also the characters playing lawyers or barristers dressed conservatively in dark suits or the court dress including the periwig; the latter of which received much criticism from Thomas Jefferson who wrote: "We must not have men sitting in judgment who look like mice peeping out of oakum". While these elements were intended to convey, among other things, wisdom, honour and integrity, they were also associated with not-so-respectable notions of self-indulgence, egotism, dourness, indifference and pomposity (or as Rumpole of the Bailey termed it "judgitis", the only cure for which was "banishment to the golf course").

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ID Code: 9105
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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ISSN: 1442-0953
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:44

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