Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stein on Legal Education from Edward I to Langdell

The Path of Legal Education from Edward I to Langdell: A History of Insular Reaction by Ralph Michael Stein, Pace Law School, is an earlier article just posted on SSRN. It was published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review (1981). Here's the abstract:
This article presents an analytic overview of key aspects in the history of legal education in England and the United States from the time of Edward I to the end of the last century. The response of lawyers and legal educators to the perceived need to protect the profession from a variety of ills and plagues is explored.