The value to the law student of a course in jurisprudence has long been a question mark-and to the teachers as well as the students. The students have not been prompted by self-interest, as the teachers have, to come up with plausible erasures of the question mark. Most students, as you did, find the course esoteric, murky and impractical. The teachers, however, many of whom are mercifully unaware of the student reaction, have found sufficient justification for the course on various grounds which I think I can briefly summarize.
THE STUDY OF JURISPRUDENCE-A LETTER TO A HOSTILE STUDENT,
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