Jim Pfander on Legal Scholarship and Law Reform

This month in JOTWELL’s Classics Section, CourtsLaw contributing editor Jim Pfander reviews Herbert Wechsler’s 1948 piece , Federal Jurisdiction and the Revision of the Judicial Code. Wechsler recommended a host of changes to the law of federal jurisdiction, many of which subsequently became law. The piece thus demonstrates the positive role that legal scholarship can play in reforming the law.