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Author Kimball, Bruce A., 1951- author.

Title The inception of modern professional education : C.C. Langdell, 1826-1906 / Bruce A. Kimball.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 429 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Studies in legal history
Studies in legal history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-414) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record; online resource viewed September 12, 2016.
Language English.
Subject Langdell, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1826-1906.
Harvard Law School -- History -- 19th century.
Langdell, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1826-1906.
Langdell, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1826-1906. (OCoLC)fst00104543
Harvard Law School. (OCoLC)fst00540016
Law teachers -- United States -- Biography.
Law -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Professional education -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
LAW -- Legal History.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title C.C. Langdell, 1826-1906
Other Form: Print version: Kimball, Bruce A., 1951- Inception of modern professional education. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2009 9780807832578 080783257X (DLC) 2008053306 (OCoLC)261174163
ISBN 9780807889961 (electronic bk.)
0807889962 (electronic bk.)
9781469605623 (electronic bk.)
1469605627 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 2906560
AU@ 000053288906
DEBBG BV039678120
DEBBG BV043058334
DEBBG BV044187603
DEBSZ 396287212
DEBSZ 446469270
GBVCP 1003606148
NZ1 13860395

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