Yale Law School, 2 Inter Collegiate Law Journal 71 (1893)
This is to be a sketch of the Yale
Law School of to-day. While it is to
touch but lightly upon its history, it is
to outline its present condition, its
work and methods.
The Law Department of Yale has
shared in the general prosperity of the
University and has to-day more Students
than ever before in its career, one
hundred and seventy-five names now
standing upon its rolls.
The present decade has witnessed a
great growth and development in
matters of legal education generally.
The superiority of law school to office
training is no longer seriously questioned.
The office, of course, affords a
practical drill that is indispensible Lnd
mhst sooner or later be secured; but
the change in methods of transaction of
legal -business, the hurry and rush of
modern professional life, the genesis
of the legal clerk, stenographer and
type-writer, have crowded out the student
and taken away his best opportunities
for study. The preliminary
education, lying at the base, and necessary
not only to render the office training
useful but even to prevent it from
being actually hurtful and misleading,
is best secured in the school. There
the presence of fellow students stimulates
a generous emulation, and trained
teachers of law, give their best efforts to
promote the learner's advancemeni. He
is there conducted by gradual stages
from the simple to the complex;
from mere theory to practical application
to actual facts.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Beers, George E., "Yale Law School" (1893). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 4841.