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Geoffrey C. Hazard Director's Files

ALI.02.004

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Title:
Geoffrey C. Hazard Director's Files
Date [inclusive]:
1982-1999
Call Number:
ALI.02.004
Extent:
47 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. graduated from Swarthmore College in 1953 and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1954. Widely considered an authority on legal ethics, Hazard was Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999. During his tenure, the ALI worked on many important restatement and codification projects, including a Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers and revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code. The collections, 1982-1999, chiefly covers Hazard's activities as Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999.
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[Identification of item], in the Geoffrey C. Hazard Director's Files, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.002.004, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. graduated from Swarthmore College in 1953 and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1954. Widely considered an authority on legal ethics, Hazard teaches courses in civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, legal ethics, and professional responsibility at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Hazard was Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999. During his tenure, the ALI worked on many important restatement and codification projects, including a Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers and revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code.

Scope and Contents

The Geoffrey C. Hazard Director's Files, 1982-1999, chiefly cover Hazard's activities as Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999.

The collection includes correspondence, meeting materials, reports, subject files, and other materials regarding administrative and fundraising matters; Council meetings; ALI committees; ALI-ABA continuing legal education courses; areas of the law analyzed in the Second and Third Restatements of the Law; codification projects, including the Uniform Commercial Code, for which Hazard served on the Permanent Editorial Board; other studies commissioned by ALI, including those on transnational insolvency, family law, complex litigation, corporate governance, and taxation; meetings Hazard was invited to as Director; and work with the American Bar Association, particularly regarding legal ethics.

Arrangement note

  1. Administrative Files
  2. Fundraising
  3. Council
  4. Committee Files
  5. ALI-ABA
  6. Annual Meetings
  7. General Correspondence
  8. Personal Correspondence
  9. Correspondence Files
  10. Restatement of the Law, Second
  11. Restatement of the Law, Third
  12. Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code
  13. Principles of Corporate Governance
  14. Transnational Civil Procedure
  15. Tax Projects
  16. Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations
  17. Enterprise Responsibility for Personal Injury
  18. Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis
  19. Federal Judicial Code Revision Project
  20. Administrative Law Project
  21. Subject Files
  22. American Bar Association

The bulk of this collection is arranged according to major projects undertaken by the American Law Institute while Hazard was Director. With the exception of the tax-related projects, which have been combined into one series, each of these projects is its own series. Most minor, proposed, and discontinued projects can be located in the Subject Files series.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives,  2009

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Accruals note

Additional materials sent in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

No exact date known, but shipments were sent from ALI Headquarters in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jordon Steele, September 2008-May 2009.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For papers not related to Hazard's ALI-related activities, please consult the Geoffrey Hazard Papers, 2009.MSS.001. This collection is currently unprocessed.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education
  • Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code
Personal Name(s)
  • Hazard, Geoffrey C.
Subject(s)
  • Class actions (Civil procedure)
  • Complex litigation
  • Corporate governance
  • Domestic relations
  • Federal Judicial Code Revision Project (U.S.)
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers--Disbarment, disqualification, etc.
  • Taxation
  • Transnational Insolvency Project

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An number of spreadsheets are available offline and may provide additional help in locating relevant materials. Please contact the archives for more information.

Collection Inventory

Administrative Files, 1985-1996.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence on administrative matters, including personnel and publishing.

Box
1
Folder
1-15

Fundraising, 1987-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Chiefly correspondence with funders of ALI projects.

Box
1
Folder
16-19

Council, 1986-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with members of Council and papers from Council meetings.

Box
1
2
Folder
20-23
1-6

Committee Files, 1983-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and other materials relating to permanent committees, ad hoc committees, special committees, and task forces.

Box
2
3
4
Folder
7-19
1-15
1-12

ALI-ABA, 1986-1996.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and other material related to Hazard's interaction with the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Box
4
5
Folder
13-15
1-6

Annual Meetings, 1987-1996.

Scope and Contents note

Meeting minutes, correspondence, and other material related to ALI Annual Meetings.

Box
5
Folder
7-12

General Correspondence, 1987-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Letters written and received by Hazard not filed under more specific headings.

Box
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
47
Folder
13-25
1-15
1-15
1-20
1-13
1-9
1-16
1-3
8-16

Personal Correspondence, 1993-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence marked "personal" by Hazard.

Related Archival Materials note

For Hazard's papers unrelated to his ALI activity, please see the Geoffrey Hazard Papers, 2009.MSS.001.

Box
12
Folder
1-5

Correspondence Files, 1992-1998.

Arrangement note

Alphabetical.

Scope and Contents note

Letters sent and received by Hazard and organized by correspondent.

Box Folder

Baillif, Michael, 1996.

12 6

Bonell, Michael J., 1995.

12 7-8

Boskey, Bennett, 1993.

12 9

Cappella, Elena A., 1993.

12 10

Elson, Alex, 1997-1998.

12 20

Greenwald, Michael, 1992-1994.

12 11

Koniak, Susan P., 1995.

12 12

Kunreuther, Howard, 1994-1996.

12 13

Perkins, Roswell, 1992-1993.

12 14

Shelton, Daniel, 1995.

12 15

Taruffo, Michele, 1994-1995.

12 16-17

University of Pennsylvania, 1995 April-December.

12 18

Wright, Charles Alan, 1992-1994.

12 19

Second Restatement of the Law, 1982-1991.

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, correspondence, and related materials regarding Hazard's participation in the drafting of the Restatement of the Law, Second, which is an ongoing project to revise and enhance aspects of the First Restatement of the Law.

Conflict of Laws (Revisions), 1983-1989.

Box
13
Folder
4-5

Property: Donative Transfers, 1982-1991.

Box
13
Folder
6-13

Restitution, 1987 October.

Box
13
Folder
14

Third Restatement of the Law, 1983-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, correspondence, and related materials regarding Hazard's participation in the drafting of the Restatement of the Law, Third, which is an ongoing project to revise and enhance aspects of Restatement of the Law, Second.

Arrangement note

Alphabetical.

Agency, 1994-1999.

Box
13
14
Folder
15-17
1-5

Foreign Relations Law of the United States, 1985-1988.

Box
14
Folder
6

Law Governing Lawyers, 1987-1999.

Box
14
15
16
17
18
Folder
7-15
1-18
1-19
1-14
1-14

Property, 1985-1988.

Scope and Contents note

Includes papers on projects including Joint Ownership (discontinued), Mortgages, Security, Servitudes, and Donative Transfers.

Box
19
Folder
1-11

Remedies, 1987-1996.

Biographical/Historical note

This project was discontinued.

Box
19
Folder
12-15

Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, 1983-1998.

Box
19
20
Folder
16-17
1-5

Suretyship and Guaranty, 1986-1995.

Box
20
Folder
6-14

Torts: General, 1987-1998.

Box
20
21
Folder
15-17
1-6

Torts: Apportionment of Liability, 1993-1998.

Box
21
Folder
7-13

Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, 1996-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Formerly subtitled "General Principles" and "Basic Principles."

Box
21
Folder
14-15

Torts: Products Liability, 1991-1997.

Box
21
22
23
Folder
16-20
1-15
1-5

Trusts: General, 1990-1994.

Box
23
Folder
6-9

Trusts: Prudent Investor Rule, 1983-1990.

Box
23
Folder
10-13

Unfair Competition, 1985-1995.

Box
23
Folder
14-22

Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform Commercial Code, 1985-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, correspondence, reports, Permanent Editorial Board commentaries, minutes, meeting materials, and related materials regarding Hazard's activity as a member of the Permanent Editorial Board, which was originally established in 1961 to provide advice, recommendations, and commentary on the Uniform Commercial Code. The Uniform Commercial Code was first promulgated in 1952 in an effort to harmonize various laws related to commercial transactions and sales in the United States of America. The revision and enhancement of the Uniform Commercial Code remains an ongoing joint project between the ALI and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. As Director of the ALI, Hazard was automatically appointed to the Permanent Editorial Board.

Arrangement note

Chiefly arranged by number of Article.

Agreement, 1985-1991.

Box
24
Folder
1

General Files, 1987-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, drafts and related materials regarding Hazard's activity as a member of the Permanent Editorial Board that Hazard did not file under a particular article.

Box
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Folder
2-13
1-17
1-18
1-22
1-11
1-15
1-5

Article 1, 1990-1996.

Box
30
Folder
6-7

Article 2, 1989-1996.

Box
30
Folder
8-13

Article 2A, circa 1985-1993.

Box
30
31
Folder
14
1-3

Article 2B, 1995-1998.

Box
31
Folder
4-13

Article 3, 1990-1993.

Box
31
Folder
14

Articles 3 and 4, 1985-1992.

Box
31
32
Folder
15-16
1-2

Article 4, 1989-1992.

Box
32
Folder
3

Article 4A, 1989-1994.

Box
32
Folder
4-6

Article 5, 1992-1995.

Box
32
Folder
7-10

Article 6, 1986-1990.

Box
32
Folder
11-13

Article 8, 1993.

Box
32
Folder
14-19

Articles 8 and 9, 1992.

Box
33
Folder
1-4

Article 9 Study Group, 1989-1990.

Box
33
Folder
5-8

Article 9, 1992-1998.

Box
33
34
Folder
9-14
1-4

Principles of Corporate Governance, 1987-1993.

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, reports, correspondence and related materials regarding the drafting of the Principles of Corporate Governance, a project that aimed to summarize the conditions under which corporations lawfully conduct operations.

Box
34
35
36
37
Folder
5-11
1-21
1-20
1-2

Transnational Civil Procedure, 1997-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, meeting materials, drafts, and related materials regarding the Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure project, a joint project between the ALI and UNIDROIT to establish standards for adjudication of transnational commercial disputes.

Box
37
38
39
Folder
3-13
1-7
1-9

Tax Projects, 1986-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, meeting materials, drafts, and related materials regarding ALI's various tax-related projects, including the Federal Income Tax Project, tax treaties, and Taxation of Private Business Enterprises (formerly "Taxation of Pass-Through Entities").

Box
39
40
Folder
10-22
1

Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations, 1986-1995.

Biographical/Historical note

Also known as the Family Law Project.

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, correspondence, and related materials regarding the Family Dissolution project, a comprehensive work on aspects of family law, including child custody, child and spousal support, marital agreements, and unmarried domestic partners.

Box
40
41
Folder
2-17
1-4

Enterprise Responsibility for Personal Injury, 1985-1991.

Biographical/Historical note

Formerly referred to as "Compensation and Liability for Product and Process Injuries."

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, correspondence, and related materials regarding the Enterprise Responsibility for Personal Injury study, which deals with how well various institutions—prominently, but not exclusively, tort litigation—have performed in addressing the human and economic problems created by personal injuries. The study also included those facets of the tort system that have proved especially troublesome in recent years and presents the Reporters’ judgments about how the tort system should evolve in the future.

Box
41
42
Folder
5-18
1-7

Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis, 1985-1994.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, drafts and related materials regarding the Complex Litigation project, a study of procedures used to develop and manage large-scale litigation.

Box
42
Folder
8-14

Federal Judicial Code Revision Project, 1993-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Chiefly correspondence regarding the Federal Judicial Code Revision Project, an effort to clarify and simplify three subjects within Title 28 of the United States Code: supplemental jurisdiction, venue, and removal.

Box
42
Folder
15-20

Transnational Insolvency Project, circa 1994-1999.

Biographical/Historical note

Formerly "International Insolvency Project."

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, drafts, and related material regarding the Transnational Insolvency Project, which sought to develop principles and procedures for managing the general default of an economic enterprise having its center of interest in a NAFTA country and having assets, creditors, and operations in more than one NAFTA country. Members of this project were from Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Box
42
43
Folder
21-22
1-5

Administrative Law Project, 1989-1992.

Scope and Contents note

Chiefly correspondence regarding the planning of a restatement of administrative law, a project proposed by ALI but never undertaken. Work on the proposed project was ended in 1997.

Box
43
Folder
6-8

Subject Files, 1984-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and other materials collected by Hazard and grouped by subject matter. Hazard's file names have largely been retained.

Arrangement note

Alphabetical.

Box Folder
75th Anniversary, 1996-1998.
Scope and Contents note

Programs, commemorative material, correspondence, and other material related to the planning of the American Law Institute's 75th Anniversary Meeting, held in 1997.

43 9-10

Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1991-1992.

43 11

Arbitration, 1992-1995.

43 12-13

Articles on Drugs, 1995-1996.

43 14

Coca-Cola Conference, 1995.

43 15

Center for Professional Responsibility, 1995.

43 16

Co-Ownership, 1991-1992.

43 17
Criminal Law, 1997-1999.
Scope and Contents note

Includes files on the Criminal Code, criminal rules amdendments, and correspondence with John Rabiej.

43 18-20

Cross-Border Securities Transactions, 1993.

43 21

Daubert Opinion, 1998.

43 22

Editorial Consultant Position, 1997-1998.

43 23

Employment Law, 1998.

43 24

Environmental Law, 1998.

43 25

"Eulogy of Judges" Project, 1992-1995.

43 26

Federal Habeas Corpus, 1994.

43 27

Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Judgments, 1998.

44 1

Henry J. Friendly Medal, 1993.

44 2

Hofstra Ethics Conference, 1995.

44 3

Intellectual Property, 1994-1999.

44 4-6
International Article 8, 1996.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Neil Cohen.

Related Archival Materials note

For additional records related to Article 8, please consult the Uniform Commercial Code Series.

44 7

International Bankruptcy, 1993-1994.

44 8-10

International Financial Fraud, 1985-1989.

44 11

International Human Rights, 1996-1999.

44 12

International Law, 1995-1999.

44 13-14

International Projects, 1996.

44 17

International Secured Transactions, 1996-1997.

44 18

Juvenile Law, 1996.

45 1

LawAsia Conference, 1998.

45 2

Liability Insurance Law, 1996.

45 3

Liability of Actions, 1998-1999.

45 4

Maritime Insurance, 1995-1997.

45 5-6

Multidisciplinary Practice, 1998.

45 7

National Bankruptcy Review Commission, 1994-1995.

45 8

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 1995.

45 9

Nuisance Law, 1997.

45 10

Paths to a Better Way, 1987-1988.

45 11

Paul A. Wolkin: Death and Obituary, 1995.

45 12

Pension Law, 1989.

45 13

Piper and Marbury Retreat, 1998.

45 14

Principles of Accounting, 1986-1987.

45 15

Product Liability Advisory Committee, 1995-1996.

45 16

Proposed Projects, 1984-1988, 1996.

45 17-18

Public Relations, 1984-1988.

45 19
Rabiej, John K., 1995-1996.
Related Archival Materials note

See also the "Criminal Law" subject file.

45

46

1

20

Reporter Question Responses, 1996.

46 2

Restatement of Admiralty, 1994-1995.

46 3

Rod Perkins Memorial, 1992-1993.

46 4

Style Committee, 1995.

46 5

Supreme Court Historical Society, 1994-1995.

46 6

Transnational Litigation, 1999.

46 7
Twinning Project, 1995-1996.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Donna Kempe.

46 8

UNCITRAL, 1995.

46 9
University of Pennsylvania Law School Reception, 1998.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence for reception regarding the Uniform Commercial Code.

46 10

USC Section 1983, 1995-1996.

46 11-13

American Bar Association, 1989-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, meeting materials, and other materials related to Hazard's activities on liaison committees with the American Bar Association, particularly in the field of legal ethics.

Related Archival Materials note

This series relates to Hazard's interaction with the American Bar Association as ALI Director. For papers related to Hazard's activities as a member of the American Bar Association, please see the Geoffrey Hazard Papers. The collection has not been processed but has been given the accession identifier 2009.MSS.001.

Correspondence, 1989-1994.

Box
46
Folder
14-20

Meetings, 1998.

Box
47
Folder
1-3

Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Responsibility, 1989-1996.

Box
47
Folder
4-7