April 16, 2009
Today in history: April 16
On this date in 1905, steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie (left) donated $10 million to create the eponymous Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It's not really clear whether it helped. A hundred and four years later, American law schools are still teaching the same way they were in 1905.
["Mr. Hart?" he droned, "Can you tell us the facts of Paradine v. Jane?"]
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