Many methods of legal education have been used over the years. Each has its strengths and its weaknesses. The study of the past is instructive and useful in showing both the good and bad goals and methods. We must cultivate the good and uproot the bad. This study suggests that there has always been progress, slow but constant improvement. The teaching of law is vital to the administration of justice, a noble cause. The continuing challenge is ever to strive for the improvement thereof.
W. Hamilton Bryson, The History of Legal Education in Virginia,14 U. Rich L. Rev. 155 (1979-1980).