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On the Battlefield of Merit

Harvard Law School, the First Century

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$39.95 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674967663

Publication Date: 10/23/2015

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688 pages

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

67 halftones, 1 graph, 14 tables

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On the Battlefield of Merit surpasses all previous histories of Harvard Law School in the breadth and depth of its research base, giving one confidence in the authenticity of many of its findings.—G. Edward White, The Weekly Standard

On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, The First Century succeeds in crafting a history of the school that is meticulous in its research, lucid in its prose, and, above all, nuanced in its findings… If the authors’ forthcoming work on the second century of Harvard Law is as sweeping as On the Battlefield of Merit, together these volumes will stand as the definitive history of the institution for some time to come.—Andrew Porwancher, Law and History Review

A deep, detailed, compellingly written, unstintingly transparent view of the school as it was from the fall of 1817 (six students) to the spring of 1910 (765 students).—Corydon Ireland, Harvard Law Bulletin

Given the track record of Coquillette and Kimball, it is no surprise that this book, in its depth of research, breadth of coverage, and unbiased analysis, supersedes the standard histories of Harvard Law School.—R. Kent Newmyer, author of Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

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