The Legal Beat
This Is Who You Should Blame For Law School
Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017
Which Harvard Law dean is credited with developing the “casebook method” of legal education where students read illustrative cases to learn the law as opposed to treatises that simply state the law.
Hint: He introduced his groundbreaking new method in 1890.
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Answer: Christopher Columbus Langdell. Interestingly, he also developed the standard 1L curriculum and the process of blind grading so when it comes to law school, he really did come up with everything but the Adderall abuse.