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It is now some years since I visited your attractive Panhandle State, and I find it good to be back. When I was here in 1929, I began my visit by attendance at the State Bar meeting in White Sulphur Springs, where the College of Law presented its now famous report on the improvement of the administration of justice and the reform of civil procedure. Then, after a delightful motor trip through the Blue Ridge with your colorful Dean Arnold and his wife, I came at length to Morgantown and enjoyed the hospitality of the university for an all too brief stay. Perhaps I did not repay your kindness too well, for I left with designs on your dean, which shortly thereafter came to fruition when he came to Yale and on to that vigorous public career now a part of American history. But I really felt no compunctions in so doing, because I knew you had an admirable successor right at hand in my old friend from Yale days on, Dean Hardman. We from Yale are proud of the effective work for law and legal education he and his colleagues are doing; and it is in part, at least, because of my sincere desire to pay tribute to his work that I was willing to brave the now serious difficulties attending even a brief trip across country.
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Is Law Disappearing?, 51 West Virginia Law Quarterly 1 (1948)