Minnesota Law Review
The first article in this series described the first two decades of the University of Minnesota Law School as a period marked by an accommodating and cautious regime.' The next decade, in contrast, was marked by a demanding and ambitious administration whose reforms altered the face of the school at a pace that remains unparalleled in the history of the institution. The first dean, William S. Pattee, had provided a firm foundation for legal education at the University but had sometimes compromised the quality of his vision because of the exigencies of the moment.
Robert Stein, In Pursuit of Excellence -- A History of the University of Minnesota Law School, Part II: The Vance Years -- A Time of Ascendancy, 62 Minn. L. Rev. 857 (1978), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/438.