Lawyers: Paragon of Principle

"Law must be stable, and yet it can not stand still," said Roscoe Pound. It was a principle that the renowned dean of Harvard Law School first began teaching the U.S. in 1906, when at 35 and still an obscure Nebraska lawyer, he stepped before the American Bar Association and blasted U.S. courts for archaic adherence to fixed rules.* There after famed as "The Schoolmaster of the A.B.A.," he followed the same principle in helping to shift the focus of U.S. law to social needs. Later, in his complaints about the resulting...

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