In 1850, Bowdoin College turned to former Harvard professor Simon Greenleaf when it sought to establish a law school. Although the school did not materialize, Greenleaf wrote a remarkable report that reveals anxieties about the profession, competing visions of legal education, and controversies over the meaning of the science of law in antebellum New England.
New England Quarterly
Alfred S. Konefsky,
Piety and Profession: Simon Greenleaf and the Case of the Stillborn Bowdoin Law School, 1850–1861,
New Eng. Q.
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