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The Intellectual Sword

Harvard Law School, the Second Century

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ISBN 9780674737327

Publication Date: 05/26/2020


880 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

64 photos, 11 illus.

Belknap Press


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  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Tragedy of Ezra Thayer, 1900–1915
  • 2. The Centennial Fundraising Fiasco, 1914–1920
  • 3. The Perilous Trials of Roscoe Pound and the Faculty, 1916–1927
  • 4. Desirable and “Undesirable” Students, 1916–1936
  • 5. “The School Must Live from Hand to Mouth,” 1919–1930s
  • 6. Legal Realism and Pound’s Decline, 1928–1931
  • 7. New Deal, Nazis, and Faculty Revolt, 1931–1936
  • 8. The “Meteoric” Rise and Fall of James Landis, 1937–1946
  • 9. Harvard, Columbia, and the “Major Professional Schools,” 1890–1945
  • 10. Griswold Brings Order to the “Madhouse,” 1946–1950s
  • 11. McCarthyism and the Fifth Amendment, 1950s
  • 12. The Admissions Revolution, 1946–1967
  • 13. “The School Has Not Grown Soft,” 1946–1967
  • 14. “A Vast Expansion” in Spending, 1946–1967
  • 15. The Harvard–Yale Game, 1900–1970
  • 16. Derek Bok’s Tumultuous Interlude, 1968–1970
  • 17. “An Especially Difficult Period”: Albert Sacks, 1971–1981
  • 18. The World of the Students, 1970s and 1980s
  • 19. Faculty Discord, 1970s and 1980s
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A. Law Schools Rejecting Case Method and the Harvard “System,” 1890–1915
  • Appendix B. Letter on Enrollment of Jewish Students, 1922
  • Appendix C. Law School Endowments at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities, 1910–1930
  • Appendix D. Enrollments, Endowments, and Expenses of Medical, Law, and Business Schools of Columbia and Harvard Universities, 1890–1945
  • Appendix E. Increases of Combined Endowments of Columbia and Harvard Universities and Their Medical, Law, and Business Schools, 1890–1950
  • Appendix F. Enrollment of College Graduates in Harvard and Yale Law Schools, 1920–1935
  • Appendix G. Endowments, Expenses, and Enrollment of Harvard Law School and Yale Law School, 1905–1970
  • Appendix H. Financial Advantage of Yale Law School over Harvard Law School, 1894–1970
  • Appendix I. Women with Teaching Appointments at Harvard Law School, 1968–1985
  • Appendix J. Student Research Reports, Memos, and Articles Cited
  • Index

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