Wigmore Offers Advice on Legal Education [Manuscript]. Wigmore, John Henry [1863-1943]. [Watkins, Samuel C.G. (1853-1942)]. [Typed Letter, Signed, On Preparing for Law School, Chicago, October 2, 1930]. 1 pp. typed letter, lightly corrected in pencil, on 11" x 8-1/2" Northwestern University School of Law letterhead. Light toning and soiling, faint horizontal and vertical fold lines, residual print material and light edgewear to fore-edge. $500. * In this letter, Wigmore offers advice for a young man seeking to begin a legal education: "The coming generation of lawyers have heavier responsibilities than hitherto, as well as very bright prospects, and, therefore, the best schools today require three or four years of college preparation." Wigmore served as dean of Northwestern Law School from 1901-1929, helping to establish the Northwestern University Law Review among other significant reforms, and remained a professor there until his death.
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