However, no worthy and ambitious young man desirous of attaining a place in the legal profession should be deterred or discouraged by the financial obstacles and difficulties confronting him in the early years of his career. Arduous toil and unremitting struggles have always been the portion of the law student and of the young lawyer. You have likely read the well known story of the great English advocate Erskine, who is said to have stated that he was emboldened to make his first important argument in a court of law by the thought that his little children were plucking his robe and begging for bread. You are undoubtedly also aware that many of the leaders, present and past of the American Bar, had a difficult financial struggle during the years of their law studies and the early period of their professional career.One hopes that Roosevelt came up with his own, less admonishing response.
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