Law: Harvard Four

In the late autumn of 1886, four Harvard law students who believed that the Law School had "a message for the professional world" met to map strategy for a new venture: a law review. Suggested by a young graduate of Ohio's Oberlin College named John Jay McKelvey, the idea was elaborated by his fellow students Joseph Henry Beale, Julian William Mack and John Henry Wigmore. During the Christmas recess young Mr. McKelvey went to Manhattan and sold his idea to the late great Joseph Hodges Choate, one of the foremost U. S. lawyers of...

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