Washington Law Review


Cases and Controversies: Some Things to Do With Contracts Cases

December 01, 2013 | 88 Wash. L. Rev. 1357

(Excerpt) Nearly a century and a half has passed since Christopher Columbus Langdell waded ashore at Harvard Law School, bringing to its benighted natives the civilizing influence of law study through the “case method.” Like his namesake, Langdell has long since sailed on to a more distant shore, but his legacy remained at the heart of legal instruction throughout the twentieth century, and persists into the present day.

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