Law School: Legal Education in America from the 1850s to the 1980s

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2001 - History - 334 pages
Comprehensive history of American legal education. Originally published: Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, [1983]. xvi, 334 pp. Law School: Legal Education in America from the 1850s to the 1980s examines legal education and its impact on the legal profession and the society it serves. This highly lauded work won a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association upon its original publication. Stevens' distinguished career in education and law includes his eight years as Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, seventeen-year term as professor of law at Yale University and nine-year term as president of Haverford College. Well-annotated and indexed, with a thorough bibliography.

"the most comprehensive treatment of the subject." --LAWRENCE M. FRIEDMAN A History of American Law, Third Edition (2005) 589

 

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Contents

Once Upon a Time
3
Law Lawyers and Law Schools
20
Harvard Decrees the Structure and Content 3 5
35
Harvard Sets the Style
51
The Market Explodes
73
The Establishment Attempts to Control the Market
92
Redlich Reed and Root 112
112
The Social Sciences and All That 131
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Rising Standards for the Many 172
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The WormsEye View 191
191
Paradigmatic Structure and Reinvention of the Wheel
205
Radicalism Affluence and OPEC
232
Lawyers Legal Theory and Faith
264
Bibliography
289
Index
315
Copyright

Realism and Reality
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