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An area specialist who took for his province all knowledge about
the United States would have much to say about the American law
schools. A look at the curricula vitae of first-rank politicians, of relatively
non-political officials (among them, of course, the judges), and
even of high corporate and foundation people, would convince anyone
that, while there is more than one way to influence and power, the law
school way is of great importance in our culture. Many of the people
who took this way would tell you that studying in law school was the
most decisive of their intellectual experiences. What goes on in these
schools deeply affects our society as it will be; their current state foretells,
though delphically, the future, I am going to write-very briefly
indeed, considering the magnitude of the topic-about the uneasiness
that now infects the law school enterprise.

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