Education: Inn at S. M. U.

The U.S. has never had anything quite like London's tradition-laden Inns of Court.* The Inns are not only professional societies which have the power to admit lawyers to the bar, or ban them. They are also schools where law students mingle with practicing lawyers, share their common rooms, libraries, dining halls, listen to their shoptalk. Last week, this idea in legal education found its way to Texas in the form of a new $2,500,000 Southwestern Legal Center at Southern Methodist University.

Top U.S. jurists (among them: Supreme Court Justices Jackson and Clark, Judge...

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