Professor Sunderland compares public participation in the legal systems of the United States and Great Britain. "There must be a partnership between the profession and the laity for improving the administration of justice. Law must become a matter of public concern, and not treated as a mere perquisite of a professional class."
Sunderland, Edson R. "Cooperation between the Bar and the Public in Improving the Administration of Justice." Ala. L.J. 1 (1925): 5–13.