Law: Reform for New York

To the University of Chicago's still-youthful President Robert Maynard Hutchins, 38, the most characteristic feature of the modern world is bewilderment. This bewilderment he would attack with a return to reason. To him the university is the place of all places to grapple with those fundamental principles which rational thought seeks to establish. Too much of education, he says, is based on the false notion that education is a substitute, instead of a preparation, for experience. Of legal education he says: "To tell a law student that the law is what the courts...

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