Hamline Law Review
We are here today to celebrate and be challenged by a remarkable speech delivered by Dean Roscoe Pound on August 29, 1906. 1 We meet in the city where Dean Pound gave his historic address. On that occasion, Dean Pound was not Dean of the Harvard Law School, which he later became, but rather was the 36-year-old Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law. 2 He was a well- educated man, having both a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a PhD in Botany from the University of Nebraska, 3 but he was not very well known. Most of his famous writings were yet to come: The Spirit of the Common Law in 1921; 4 Law and Morals in 1924; 5 and Criminal Justice in America in 1930. 6 He had not yet founded the movement for "sociological jurisprudence," nor was he yet a leader of the movement for American Legal Realism. 7 All of that was yet to come.
Robert Stein, Causes of Popular Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice in the Twenty-First Century, 30 Hamline L. Rev. 499 (2007), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/432.