Law Schools: Harvard at 150

There is something special about the mind of a good lawyer—he does not think as others do. He will not accept easy generalizations nor climb quickly to a conclusion. He prefers, like a mountaineer intent upon a peak, to take the more careful, circuitous route so that he can be surer of his ground. He loves the facts, detests disarray and imprecision, and spends his working hours trying to define life within a framework of the law. He is not born this way; it takes a law school to turn the necessary bent...

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