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"It takes more than honest mediocrity to administer the law." These words of Professor Pound gave the keynote to the speeches at the Third Year Law dinner. Ex-President Taft expressed a similar thought in asking for experts to restore the dignity of the law. President Eliot, a short while ago, called the refuge which lawyers take in technicalities to the exclusion of principles one of the causes of the failure of our courts. Thus the teacher and the practicer of law, and the layman and scholar have united in an appeal to broadly trained men to save us from the ravages of mediocrity. With the great jurists of the country's early days as examples, college men are called upon to re-establish principles which have vanished in the cloud of mediocrity that has followed popular interference with weakened legal administration and to prepare themselves to lead the public to renewed confidence in the courts.

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