RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 435671127 LA English UL http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.beal/uncaadu0001&id=1&collection=beal&index=beal T1 The inception of modern professional education : C.C. Langdell, 1826-1906 A1 Kimball, Bruce A.,, YR 2009 SN 9780807889961 0807889962 9781469605623 1469605627 AB 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 controversial role in modern professional education and in jurisprudence. Langdell founded his model on the idea of academic meritocracy. According to this principle, scholastic achievement determines or should determine one's merit in professional life. Cf. Introduction, page 2.