Logic and Experience: The Origin of Modern American Legal Education

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Contents
1. Introduction,3
2. Harvard's Transformation,7
Appointing a Dean,7
Developing a Law School,14
Birth of the Case Method,22
3. Antebellum Legal Education,29
A Science of Principles,29
A Practical Science of Procedure,38
Education in Legal Science,44
4. Case Method and Legal Science,55
A Science of Narrow Rules,55
A Technical Science of Contracts and Equity,58
Changes in Procedure and Legal Thought,70
5. Harvard and the Legal World,79
The Struggle for Standards in New York,79
Case Method Comes to Columbia,92
Case Method and Practice,99
6. A New Legal Science,110
Fact-Based Legal Science,110
Harvard Teachers and Positive Law,122
7. Opposition,132
The Case Lawyer,132
The Evils of Positivism,138
8. Reconciliation,148
The Spread of the Case Method,148

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - Harvard's Transformation 7
  • 3 - Antebellum Legal Education 29
  • 4 - Case Method and Legal Science 55
  • 5 - Harvard and the Legal World 79
  • 6 - A New Legal Science 110
  • 7 - Opposition 132
  • 8 - Reconciliation 148
  • Epilogue 168
  • Notes 171
  • Bibliography 221
  • Index 243
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