Education: No Butterflies

It was not the first time Yale Law School had surprised the legal priesthood by employing laymen to help train its lawyers. First, in 1928, Yale made Economist Walton Hamilton* a full law professor, without benefit of LL.B. Then it signed on Political Scientist Harold Lasswell. Last week Hamilton and Lasswell made room for another layman: Philosopher F. S. C. Northrop, author of The Meeting of East and West (TIME, Aug. 12). Northrop, who has been teaching philosophy at Yale College since 1923, will now teach jurisprudence at the Law School.

The lay invasion is part of Yale's plan for producing not...

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