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The Study of Elementary Law, the Proper Beginning of a Legal Education, 13 Yale Law Journal 1 (1903)


The thought of our day moves mainly along two lines: the evolution in all things wrought by time, and the correlation of forces, whether of matter or of mind. To those interested in legal education, it has brought a new sense of the unity and permanence of what is essential in law, and of the passing and shifting character of all that is not essential in it. It has made law a larger thing. It has set in a larger place. It has correlated it to the whole family of social sciences, of which it is both child and king.

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