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I DEDICATE THIS BOOK TO
THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD DUDLEY HUBBARD, LL.D. GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT
Who gave me an early opportunity to serve my state as a member of the Commission to devise a plan for
Simplifying Civil Procedure
2. The Cultivation of the Mind and Heart
Incident to the Legal Profession
3. The Opportunities of the Lawyer for Pub-
lic Service and Social Advancement.
4. The Opportunities of the Lawyer for Mak-
1. The Charge that It Leads to Dishonesty
2. The Tendency of the Legal Profession to
Foster a Spirit of Roughness and An-
3. The Charge that Legal Procedure Is Anti-
THE YOUNG MAN AND
Choosing the profession that suits one's tastes. Roger Minott Sherman's comparison of the law and the ministry. Field of law constantly enlarging. The object of this book, and its order of arrangement.
THE choice of any vocation, for entering which a long period of careful preparation is requisite, is generally irrevocable. The law is a profession of that character. It ought not to be adopted, therefore, without full consideration. Personal preferences and disposition should be given full weight. That is done best which is done gladly and with feelings of pleasure in the doing. For one to follow a calling which is distasteful, because unsuited to his powers and inclination, is to court failure from the start.
Many years ago a theological student at Yale found himself with misgivings as to whether he had been wise in choosing the ministry for his profession. He had some leaning to the law, and wrote to Roger Minott Sherman, one of the leaders of the New England bar,