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Legal scholar and author Stephen Presser spoke with a group of law students at ONU’s Moot Courtroom at the Pettit College of Law. Legal scholar and author Stephen Presser spoke with a group of law students at ONU’s Moot Courtroom at the Pettit College of Law.
Presser explored the basic themes in his new book, Law Professors, Three Centuries of Shaping American Law. Presser explored the basic themes in his new book, Law Professors, Three Centuries of Shaping American Law.

Do law professors really understand American Law?

That was the topic of a lecture at Ohio Northern University Thursday.

Legal scholar and author Stephen Presser spoke with a group of law students at ONU’s Moot Courtroom at the Pettit College of Law.

Presser explored the basic themes in his new book, Law Professors, Three Centuries of Shaping American Law.

He contends there have been two approaches to private and constitutional law over the years.

One is typified by conservatives, which suggests that courts shouldn’t stray from established law, and the other, typified by progressives or liberals in which courts have more discretion to change or alter the law to meet the perceived needs of the times.

Presser comes down on the side of conservatives but he also tries to suggest that there is some merit in the progressives’ approach.

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