I. Introduction

II. 1854–1867. Decentralized Access and Minimum Educational Standards

III. 1867–1893. Dissatisfaction with Decentralization and with Law Office Training

IV. 1893–1910. Centralized Access and Law School Legitimization

V. 1910–1933. Dissatisfaction with Legislative Standards; The Law Schools Seek Primacy

VI. 1933–1941. The Judiciary Secures Control; The Full-time Law Schools Gain Primacy

VII. 1941–1950. A Coda

VIII. Conclusion