One of the greatest needs of the law today is a satisfactory plan of classification. Whenever codes have been drafted, or digests and encyclopedias of the law compiled, from the time of the Romans to the present, the first problem that presented itself was always that of classification. The question of classification was considered when the work of the American Law Institute was begun and the restatement of the law attempted, though it does not seem to have been given the attention it merited. And despite various schemes of legal classification that have been proposed in the course of time, the problem still remains without a satisfactory practical .solution, at least for Anglo-American law, and yearly it becomes more acute.
Charles C. Ulrich,
A PROPOSED PLAN OF CLASSIFICATION FOR THE LAW,
Mich. L. Rev.
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