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2 American Law School Review 285 (1909)


The inauguration of the American Institute of Law promises a very important advance into new fields of legal education. The movement was started some months ago by the American Law Book Company. Encouraged be the success of its Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure, which is largely the work of law school teachers, the American Law Book Company has taken the initiative in moving for the establishment of a high grade institution for legal education in its widest relations, to be organized be, and conducted under, the control of law school men and active practitioners interested in the cause of legal education.

Professor Charles M. Hepburn, of the Indiana University School of Law, has been asked to take charge of the organization and development of the Educational Side of the Institute. He is now engaged in this work. At the request of the American Law School Review he has furnished us with the following statement of the general purpose of the Law Institute and its proposed methods of teaching.