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General School of Law | The Solicitors' Journal - July 15, 1871

After much preparation and preluding, the first vote of the Legal Education Reformers has at length been held.

19 July 2016

Sir Roundell Palmer, as the representative of the Legal Education Association, moved on Tuesday his resolutions in favour of the establishment of a General School of Law (the term "Legal University" would seem to have been abandoned as self-contradictory), in the government of which the branches of the legal profession may be suitably represented, and after the establishment of which no person shall be admitted to practice in any branch without having passed the School Examinations: Sir Roundell Palmer also moved an address to the Queen praying for a Charter of Incorporation for the School to be established; Mr. Osborne Morgan seconded the motion; and it being then very late at night, Mr. Jessel moved the adjournment of the debate.

Thus the first shot has been fired. The Universities have identified themselves with the scheme. On behalf of the solicitors branch of the profession, the Incorporated Law Society a...

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