Law: Reform in Chicago

"Legal education today is an impractical educational program masquerading as a practical one . . . [Law teachers] do not know the economic, social or political basis of legal decisions [or] their economic, social or political effects."

So President Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago told the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association recently (TIME, Feb. 8). He had not been back in Chicago three weeks when last week it was announced that Chicago's Law School was henceforth going to practice what the University's president had preached, in an "attempt to fulfill more thoroughly the obligation that...

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