The purpose of this book is, to quote from the preface, "to present a clear, accurate, and impartial study of the law in the hope of offering assistance to those who are attempting to choose a career or who are about to enter upon the profession. This necessitates a review of the nature of the law, present day legal conditions, personal and educational requirements, the dangers and disadvantages incident to practice, the high professional demands made upon the lawyer, the varied fields of service open to him, his probable earnings and emoluments,--in a word, all that has a distinct and important bearing upon the law as a vocation!"
John B. Waite, Edwin C. Goddard & Edwin D. Dickinson,
Mich. L. Rev.
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