Education: Montagues? Capulets

The state of learning in Harvard Law School was gently tut-tutted last week in Chicago, during the annual convention of the Association of American Law Schools. Reported Harvard Professor Zechariah Chafee Jr.: "At present any allusion to science, literature or history is sure to be meaningless to at least half the college graduates in the room. An occasional call for a show of hands has revealed only a scattered few who had read Pickwick Papers. And the use of the relatives of Romeo & Juliet to clarify (supposedly) a complicated pedigree case led...

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