University of Missouri Bulletin Law Series

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The Association of American Law Schools ask the Bench and Bar to indicate their views of the methods of legal education adopted by the schools. The request is timely. So large a proportion of the training for the profession of law has become the function of the law schools that lawyers and judges have the keenest interest and concern in the lines along which legal education is now developing. Of 643 students trying the New York State Bar examinations in June, 1922, for the first time, only nine had no law school training and of the nine three were college graduates. The betterment of such education not only as the means of preparation for earning a livelihood, but also as the means of raising the general standards of the bar as leaders in the community, is a problem not for the benefit of the individual student only, but for society



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