Introduction to Part V
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Through their splendid presentations on legal education and the legal profession in China and Vietnam, Professors Conner and Lien amply vindicate the vision of the organizers of the conference where the material in their chapters was first presented. 1 Their chapters illuminate key similarities and differences between the world’s two largest communist states. They also implicitly demonstrate the yawning gap that still exists between both those systems, on the one hand, and the major “bourgeois” nations, on the other, with respect to legal education and the legal profession.