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The inception of modern professional education : C.C. Langdell, 1826-1906

Author: Bruce A Kimball
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christopher C. Langdell (1826-1906) is one of the most influential figures in the history of American professional education. As dean of Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895, he conceived, designed, and built the educational model that leading professional schools in virtually all fields subsequently emulated. In this first full-length biography of the educator and jurist, Bruce Kimball explores Langdell's  Read more...
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Biography
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Kimball, Bruce A., 1951-
Inception of modern professional education.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008053306
(OCoLC)261174163
Named Person: C C Langdell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Kimball
ISBN: 9780807889961 0807889962 9781469605623 1469605627
OCLC Number: 435671127
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 429 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Boyhood and youth, 1826-1854 --
Lawyer on Wall Street, 1855-1870 --
Scholar, 1870-1881 --
Teacher, 1870-1881 --
Faculty, 1870-1900 --
The first dean, 1870-1886 --
Students, 1876-1882 --
Triumph and betrayal, 1886-1890s --
Poor old white-whiskers, 1895-1906.
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Bruce A. Kimball.

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Christopher C Langdell (1826-1906) - the dean of Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895 - conceived, designed, and built the educational model that leading professional schools subsequently emulated.  Read more...

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"[A] highly readable biography. . . . Professors and professionals who want to understand the contours of their world will find [this work] illuminating."-"Harvard Law Review."

 
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