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Law Abridgment: Closing Address Delivered Before The Graduating Law Class Of The University Of Michigan, March 20, 1879., James V. Campbell Dec 1878

Law Abridgment: Closing Address Delivered Before The Graduating Law Class Of The University Of Michigan, March 20, 1879., James V. Campbell

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We hear on all sides complaints of the increasing mass of printed Reports and text-books, which it is said the lawyer must find some means of mastering, but which no life is long enough to read. The young lawyer, as he scans the dreary catalogues, and wonders what Croesus can buy or what brain can learn all this lore, is sorely puzzled what books to choose from the thousands that have found printers. And when a few years of practice have shown him how small a share of these books have done any good in the world, he is forced …


Law And Lawyers In Society: An Address Delivered Before The Graduating Class Of The Law Department Of The University Of Michigan, March 28, 1866, James V. Campbell Dec 1865

Law And Lawyers In Society: An Address Delivered Before The Graduating Class Of The Law Department Of The University Of Michigan, March 28, 1866, James V. Campbell

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"We have spent some pleasant time together in searching out the foundations of the law. In studying its principles, you have acquired, I trust, a creditable amount of knowledge upon the special topics which are most likely to claim the attention of active lawyers ...."

"You need never fear to aim to high. The arrow never gravitates upward. The great danger among lawyers is, that they sometimes aim to low...."


Closing Remarks Of Prof J.V. Campbell To The Graduating Class Of The Law Department, March 21st, 1863., James V. Campbell Dec 1862

Closing Remarks Of Prof J.V. Campbell To The Graduating Class Of The Law Department, March 21st, 1863., James V. Campbell

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[The following remarks of Professor Campbell, at the close of his series of Law Lectures for the present year, having been unanimously requested by the class for publication, were kindly furnished by him. Being extempore, and prompted solely by the feelings and emotions of the hour, it is the wish of those who heard those words of counsel and farewell to publish them, verbatim, as delivered.] ....

"....But among our thoughts the question will arise, To what end have we been spending this long period in searching out and studying the principles of the law? ... Why then have …


On The Study Of Law: An Address At The Opening Of The Law Department Of The University Of Michigan, October 3, 1859, James V. Campbell Dec 1858

On The Study Of Law: An Address At The Opening Of The Law Department Of The University Of Michigan, October 3, 1859, James V. Campbell

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Professor Campbell's address on the occasion of the inauguration of the Department of Law at the University of Michigan, laying out the hopes for and expectations of the newly-created unit. He sweeps wide through the history of the State and the nobility of the profession: "Let everyone come to the study of the Law with a proper sense of its dignity and importance."