Some one once observed that the size of a man is measured by the size of the things that he will let bother him. Which is to say, that what concerns the legal profession, and those who aspire to enter it, is the adequacy of the job that is being done. The great majority of the lawyers have had training in the law schools of the country - very few come to the practice today via law office study. The practicing profession is, therefore, but the mirror that reflects the schools in which the lawyers were trained. If the bench and the bar give back distorted images of justice, it is only because the schools have failed to inspire devotion to high ideals and have not shown them the paths of true nobility, intellectual greatness, and real culture. One thing which should ever command your interest as alumni is your Law School. It is a part of you - you are an integral part of it. It belongs to you and the graduates who have gone before. Its concern should be your concern and its problems should be your problems. And the institution will be judged by your performance. Your success, your leadership, and your professional stature cannot but reflect credit or discredit upon the school. I should hope, therefore, that one of the things which will bother you in the years ahead, regardless of whether it be convenient or not, would be the welfare of the school in which you have been trained.
John G. Hervey, What's Wrong with Modern Legal Education, 6 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 381 (1957)