Vanderbilt Law Review


Ray Forrester

First Page



On August 22, 1970, Dean Ray Forrester of the Cornell Law School presented this paper to the Southeastern Conference of the Association of American Law Schools and the American Association of Law Libraries meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Because the question of negativism in the academic community seldom has been raised by a highly respected legal educator, the Vanderbilt Law Review felt that these remarks were particularly significant. To test the reaction of other prominent legal educators to Dean Forrester's position, the Vanderbilt Law Review solicited the comments of the deans of various law schools. This paper and the comments that follow afford insight into the-perspective from which these educators view the dissidence of American youth.