10 UCLA L. Rev. 1 (1962-1963)
Upon the Tenth Anniversary of the UCLA Law Review

handle is hein.journals/uclalr10 and id is 13 raw text is: UPON THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE UCLA LAW REVIEW
Earl Warren*
Nine years ago you honored me by inviting me to write a few
words for the first issue of the then new UCLA Law Review. This I
was happy to do because no law school can rightly consider itself
among the best until it has a successful law review. In the inter-
vening years, you have made a remarkable record on both scores.
My interest in the new UCLA Law Review was more than a passing
one, because I had played a part in the establishment of the Law
School itself.
As you enter your tenth year of publication and increase the
annual number of issues, you invite me to dedicate the November
Issue of Volume 10. You call attention to my statement in your
Volume 1: The American Law Review properly has been called the
most remarkable institution of the law school world, and you ask
how have your views modified during your years as Chief Justice?
It is normal and almost inevitable for the views of individuals to
be modified as they view life and legal problems from a different
vantage point. Sometimes they change their views. At other times,
their earlier views are strengthened. And so it is with me. So far as
law reviews are concerned, my views are strengthened. If it were
not for their critical examination, we would have a great void in the
legal world. Courts would have few guidelines for appraising the
thinking of scholars and students or of the bar itself. It is largely
through them that we are able to see ourselves as others see us.
In these days of emotion-packed issues which reach our courts,
it is highly important that we have discussion and enlightened
criticism of their decisions and opinions. The courts are not plagued
by lack of criticism, but they do suffer from an abundance of
criticism based on animosity to the result without objective scrutiny
of the facts, legal principles and precedents involved. The latter kind
of criticism cannot be attributed to the law reviews. While they are
our greatest critics, and properly so, they match precedent with
precedent, principle with principle, and reason with reason. So
conducted, criticism becomes of inestimable assistance to the courts
and cannot do other than raise the standards of justice throughout
the land. Very often a law review article concerning a current court
* The Chief Justice of the United States.

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