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Michigan Law Review

1943

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German Lawyers-Training And Functions, Burke Shartel, Hans Julius Wolff Dec 1943

German Lawyers-Training And Functions, Burke Shartel, Hans Julius Wolff

Michigan Law Review

Before Hitler, Germany took justifiable pride in the quality of its judiciary, its bar and its legally trained officials. Germany was a country where special training for civil, military, business, and professional functions was highly developed and where special qualifications were highly esteemed. The solid quality of all legal personnel was merely a consequence and manifestation in one sphere of a general stress on expertness which characterized all aspects of German life. The high standards of bench, bar and other legal personnel have, however, been largely broken down by the Hitler regime. This result has not ensued from an open …