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LEGAL EDUCATION IN THE U.S.: A REPORT PREPARED FOR THE SURVEY OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION

Harno, Albert James


Item #: 8636

Pages: v, 211p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: LEGAL EDUCATION

This concise yet detailed survey offers an excellentintroduction to the history of American legal education fromthe colonial era to the 1950s. Its evolutionary perspectivederives from one telling insight: "A social consciousness ofthe significance of law to a people is an attribute of aripening civilization" (18). In succeeding chapters, Harnoexamines "Our English Heritage," "The Formative Period ofAmerican Legal Education," "Early American Law Schools andthe Laissez Faire Period," "The Case Method," "Impact ofProfessional Organizations, Criticisms of Modern LegalEducation," and "Legal Education - A Present Appraisement."Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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