Law School charter faculty member Thomas M. Cooley, perhaps the 19th century's best-known lawyer, found himself on the edge of major changes in education and practice in the legal profession when he accepted an honorary degree from Harvard University Law School in 1886. An excerpt from the new book, Stewards of Democracy: Law as a Public Profession, by former Law School faculty member Paul D. Carrington. The following excerpt from Stewards of Democracy: Law as Public Profession, by Paul D. Carrington, ©1999 Westview Press, appears with the permission of the publisher.
Paul D. Carrington,
The Strength of the Law,
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