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IT is now fifty years since the founding of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. Its first volume, consisting of six numbers with a total of 278 pages, was edited and published as an enterprise of a small number of students then in the Yale School of Law. In its leading editorial, these young men stated their aims and purposes. It is a statement that today, after a lapse of fifty.years, they may read again with a well-justified sense of satisfaction, with respect to both its form and its substance. In the following sentence, they expressed their idea of the relation of the JOURNAL to the School of Law: "... its success should be a mark of the vitality of the school."

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