Lawyers: Call for Restructuring

"It has been at least 40 years," said Stanford Law School Dean Bayless Manning, "since the perception became clear that the legal process is a part of the social process as a whole, but we have done little with that perception in our law schools other than to talk about it. We lawyers have a major new task. The problem before us is ourselves."

Manning was the keynote speaker at an impressive four-day gathering of law yers and informed laymen last week at the University of Chicago's Center for Continuing Education. Held...