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In Praise Of Law Books And Law Reviews (And Jargon-Filled Academic Writing), Cass R. Sunstein Apr 2016

In Praise Of Law Books And Law Reviews (And Jargon-Filled Academic Writing), Cass R. Sunstein

Michigan Law Review

Many people, including many lawyers and judges, disparage law reviews and the books that sometimes result from them on the ground that they often deal with abstruse topics, of little interest to the bar, and are sometimes full of jargon, including excessively academic and impenetrable writing. Some of the objections are warranted, but at their best, law books and law reviews show a high level of rigor, discipline, and care; they have a kind of internal morality. What might seem to be jargon is often a product of specialization, similar to what is observed in other fields (such as economics, …


Tribute To John Pickering, John Payton Nov 2005

Tribute To John Pickering, John Payton

Michigan Law Review

I want to reflect on what we have heard here today, and over the course of the last several weeks, about John Pickering. We have heard simply remarkable things about a remarkable man of consequence. He was not just a remarkable person. He was more than that. He was a remarkable person who did things that actually changed everyone's lives. He mattered. We heard a lot of things today and some of them we heard for the first time. But I do not think that any of us was surprised to hear any of them about John Pickering. We just …


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 …


Lay Encroachments On The Legal Profession, E. Smythe Gambrell Jun 1931

Lay Encroachments On The Legal Profession, E. Smythe Gambrell

Michigan Law Review

The holding of the Minnesota supreme court in the Otterness case that: "Neither a corporation nor a layman, not admitted to practise, can practise law, nor indirectly practise law by hiring a licensed attorney to practise law for others for the benefit or profit of such hirer" is one of many recent judicial pronouncements in defense of the legal profession. These decisions may prompt many individuals to ask why there should be a professional monopoly in the practise of law. Governmental restraint against free and unregulated practise of law is not for the purpose of advancing the individual interests of …


The Law School And The State, William W. Cook Jun 1928

The Law School And The State, William W. Cook

Michigan Law Review

On the legal profession rests the responsibility for the future of America. Now here else does the necessary leadership exist, and leadership, based on training, character and intelligence, will determine the future of the republic. The rapid rise of America to the primacy of the world; its vast wealth, power and population; its problems of capital and labor; its expansion of governmental functions; its diversity of races; its determination to preserve American institutions-all demand leadership of the highest order, and that can be found only in the legal profession. It is a problem of the ages. From Plato's Republic to …