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Formal education has become the life blood of every profession. In fact, the existence of a formal educational process has almost become a criterion of a profession's status. Most modern professions depend upon their graduate schools to train new members and establish standards of practice. The educational institutions of professions like law, medicine and teaching have also become their most important means of recruitment. The development of specialized professional schools has had other advantages, such as adding to the body of knowledge upon which the profession could draw, facilitating the work of independent scholars in the subject fields of the profession and providing forums for professional exchange and centers for continuing education.

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Background to Law Library Education, 55 Law Library Journal 190 (1962)

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