Logic and Experience: The Origin of Modern American Legal Education

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The nineteenth century saw dramatic changes in the legal education system in the United States. Before the Civil War, lawyers learned their trade primarily through apprenticeship and self-directed study. By the end of the nineteenth century the modern legal education system, developed primarily by Dean Christopher Langdell at Harvard University, was in place: a bachelor's degree was required for admission to the new model law school, and a law degree was promoted as the best preparation for admission to the bar. In Logic ...

Logic and Experience: The Origin of Modern American Legal Education 1994, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195079357

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