James K. Weeks


Over the years educators have railed against poor scholarship, lack of interest, poor grammar and the general incompetence or ineptness of students. Many of these criticisms were correctly laid at the door of students. The attitudes developed early in life, nurtured in elementary and secondary schools and ripened in undergraduate colleges and universities, were often harvested by the graduate schools. These attitudes, good or bad but more often merely neutral, would supply a list of almost inexhaustible possibilities. It is this writer's purpose to focus in on four which, because of their influence upon law students, can be carried on into the practice of law with adverse effect. These are lack of imagination, absence of creativeness; lack of concern about people, whether individually or in the larger term-the human condition; and a mercenary Philistinism.


Law Professors' Ruminations 1969 (Symposium)