At the Open House for prospective students in December 1968, Professor Kurland ruminates on why people become lawyers (not entirely because of a passion for law, but because of a draw towards law's flexibility, intellect, and money). Law schools serve to teach those who wish to be lawyers "the ways and means" of solving problems and the fundamental philosophy of supporting rather than cutting down the law.
Kurland, Philip B.
"Lawyers, Law Schools and Law,"
The University of Chicago Law School Record: Vol. 17
, Article 4.
Available at: http://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/lsr/vol17/iss1/4