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Institute Priests and Yale Observers -- A Reply to Dean Goodrich, 84 University of Pennsylvania Law Review and American Law Register 811 (1936)


Most of the literature of jurisprudence, to paraphrase William James, is tedious, not as hard subjects like physics and mathematics are tedious, but as throwing feathers, endlessly, hour after hour, is tedious. Therefore it had been the habit of the more red-blooded students at Yale to ignore the subject. With the advent of the February issue of the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW, this attitude suddenly changed. It was discovered that fighting words might lie concealed in the dreary terminology of legal theory. Whereupon sales of Professor Robinson's recent book, Law and the Lawyers, increased at the local bookstore, the UNVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW had to be put on reserve to meet the student demand, and interest in Jurisprudence at Yale achieved a new high.

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