Education: Law Research

"Three quarters of a million for legal research" sounds to the layman like a new kind of endowment. The General Education Board last week announced such an appropriation toward the Harvard Law School's five-million-dollar endowment campaign, contingent upon Harvard's completing and designating $2,200,000 for the establishment of five new professorships and some graduate fellowships, and for additions to its law library and publication funds.

Research in the physical sciences is readily visualized in terms of guinea pigs, steam shovels, microscopes. Legal research means cloistered cerebration. To understand the parallel between legal research at Harvard and research in pure science as projected,...

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