HIGHLIGHTS OF DEAN POUND'S REPORT

A. A radical change must be made in the Law School's present system of presenting a legal education. This change may take either one of three forms:

1. Extend the Law School course from three to four years.

2. Maintain the three years for the course but completely reorganize the curriculum with a view to covering the whole field of law in a general survey in the first two years, then develop details in certain subjects in the final year. There are three ways in which this might be done:

a. Have a required course for the first two years, covering the essential foundation work, then allow the student to specialize in some field of his choice in the third year.

b. Make the first two years a course in the History and the System of the Common Law and devote the final year to Science of Law, Public Law, and Conflict of Laws.

c. Have the final year as in (b) above but devote the first two years to a course in "the fundamental subjects in private law."

3. Maintain the three years as at present and retain also the existing general plan. All changes to consist merely of coordinating the courses and eliminating unnecessary material.

B. Special courses in the social sciences and in business administration are unnecessary in a law school curriculum. (This is directly contrary to the Yale plan of giving law school men a year at business school.)

C. The general scholastic standing of the Law School student body has improved in recent years.

D. Despite the economic conditions the geographical distribution of those enrolled in the student body has not been radically changed. A great many students from distant parts of the country continue to find it possible to come to Harvard.