Harno, Albert J. Legal Education in the United States: A Report Prepared for the Survey of the Legal Profession. Originally published: San Francisco: Bancroft-Whitney Company, 1953. v, 211 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774419; ISBN-10: 158477441X. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * This concise yet detailed survey offers an excellent introduction to the history of American legal education from the colonial era to the 1950s. Its evolutionary perspective derives from one telling insight: "A social consciousness of the significance of law to a people is an attribute of a ripening civilization" (18). In succeeding chapters, Harno examines "Our English Heritage," "The Formative Period of American Legal Education," "Early American Law Schools and the Laissez Faire Period," "The Case Method," "Impact of Professional Organizations, Criticisms of Modern Legal Education," and "Legal Education-A Present Appraisement."
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