Legal Realism and Legal Education Kalman, Laura. Legal Realism at Yale, 1927-1960. Originally published: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986. xii, 314 pp. Reprinted 2002, 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772033; ISBN-10: 1584772034. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * As Kalman shows in this important study, the history of the concept of legal realism as it evolved at Yale University Law School is in fact a history of the development of legal education in this country during the years 1927-1960. The Realists' attention to the importance of the role of litigation, the practitioner, judges and judicial reasoning, and the judiciary's societal context represented a departure from the scientific casebook method introduced by C.C. Langdell at Harvard University Law School in the 1870s and institutionalized nationally over the following decades.
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