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Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection [Contact Us]
1935-1996
Creator:
Levin, A. Leo, 1919-
Extent: 30 linear feet
A. Leo Levin, born in 1919 received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1939. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his J.D. in 1942. Levin then took his first teaching job at the University of Iowa where he taught for two years before returning to his alma mater Penn Law School. Levin taught at Penn Law until his appointment as Director of the Federal Judicial Center in 1977. Levin participated in numerous legal professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the Order of the Coif. Levin also served on a number of high profile judiciary committees such as the Legislative Reapportionment Committee from 1971-1973, the Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System from 1973-1975, and the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group. Levin produced or contributed to a number of publications related to the law including Dispatch and Delay: A Field Study of Judicial Administration in Pennsylvania with Edward A. Woolley and Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure with James H. Chadbourn. Levin's interests were not limited solely to the law as evidenced by his active role in the Jewish Community serving on numerous boards of Jewish centric organizations such as the Jewish Exponent, a weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia, the Jewish Federation of Jewish Agencies and the Jewish Publication Society.
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A. Leo Levin Papers
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Levin, A. Leo, 1919-
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PU-L.MSS.015
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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30 linear feet
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1935-1996
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A. Leo Levin, born in 1919 received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1939. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his J.D. in 1942. Levin then took his first teaching job at the University of Iowa where he taught for two years before returning to his alma mater Penn Law School. Levin taught at Penn Law until his appointment as Director of the Federal Judicial Center in 1977. Levin participated in numerous legal professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the Order of the Coif. Levin also served on a number of high profile judiciary committees such as the Legislative Reapportionment Committee from 1971-1973, the Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System from 1973-1975, and the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group. Levin produced or contributed to a number of publications related to the law including Dispatch and Delay: A Field Study of Judicial Administration in Pennsylvania with Edward A. Woolley and Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure with James H. Chadbourn. Levin's interests were not limited solely to the law as evidenced by his active role in the Jewish Community serving on numerous boards of Jewish centric organizations such as the Jewish Exponent, a weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia, the Jewish Federation of Jewish Agencies and the Jewish Publication Society.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Levin, A. Leo, 1919- American Bar Association Association of American Law Schools. Federal Judicial Center Order of the coif
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Faculty papers
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
circa 1925-1959
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 150 items
In March 1925, the American Law Institute (ALI) started the Code of Criminal Procedure project. The resulting volume attempted to provide a framework for effective administration of criminal law while maintaining protection for the rights of the accused. The collection, circa 1925-1959, includes drafts, correspondence, minutes, and other materials related to the drafting of the code, which outlined procedures for carrying out criminal law and defined the rights of the accused in areas such as arrest, bail, and execution.
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Code of Criminal Procedure Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.025
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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150 items
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circa 1925-1959
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In March 1925, the American Law Institute (ALI) started the Code of Criminal Procedure project. The resulting volume attempted to provide a framework for effective administration of criminal law while maintaining protection for the rights of the accused. The collection, circa 1925-1959, includes drafts, correspondence, minutes, and other materials related to the drafting of the code, which outlined procedures for carrying out criminal law and defined the rights of the accused in areas such as arrest, bail, and execution.
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American Law Institute American Bar Association American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. Association of American Law Schools. Keedy, Edwin R. (Edwin Roulette), 1880-1958 Mikell, William E., 1894-
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1968-1981
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 5.3 linear feet
In the late 1960s, the American Bar Association's Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities recommended that a codification of securities law be undertaken by the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI approved the project, appointing Louis Loss as the reporter in 1969. The purpose of the project was to analyze, integrate, and improve an array of federal acts related to securities law. The American Bar Association played an active role in reviewing and advising the committee on its work. The ALI approved the Federal Securities Code on May 19, 1978. Loss continued working with the project's consultants, advisers, and other interested parties to prepare a final draft of commentary on the code. Although the ALI assumed no responsibility for Loss's comments, the organization authorized the publication of a Reporter's Commentary with the Federal Securities Code in 1980. The collection, 1968-1981, includes correspondence, meeting records, drafts, and other materials relating to the drafting of the Federal Securities Code, a project that sought to simplify and consolidate the law as it related to financial securities.
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Federal Securities Code Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.022
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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5.3 linear feet
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1968-1981
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In the late 1960s, the American Bar Association's Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities recommended that a codification of securities law be undertaken by the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI approved the project, appointing Louis Loss as the reporter in 1969. The purpose of the project was to analyze, integrate, and improve an array of federal acts related to securities law. The American Bar Association played an active role in reviewing and advising the committee on its work. The ALI approved the Federal Securities Code on May 19, 1978. Loss continued working with the project's consultants, advisers, and other interested parties to prepare a final draft of commentary on the code. Although the ALI assumed no responsibility for Loss's comments, the organization authorized the publication of a Reporter's Commentary with the Federal Securities Code in 1980. The collection, 1968-1981, includes correspondence, meeting records, drafts, and other materials relating to the drafting of the Federal Securities Code, a project that sought to simplify and consolidate the law as it related to financial securities.
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1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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American Law Institute American Bar Association
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1972-2001
(Bulk: 1989-1992)
Creator:
Cosetti, Joseph L.
Extent: 3 linear feet (about 1400 items)
Joseph L. Cosetti was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1980, where he served as Chief Judge until 1994. He served as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) from 1991 to 1992. The NCBJ, which provides continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, aims to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the bankruptcy courts. Papers in the collection span the period of 1972-2001, with the majority of the documents created in the years 1989-1992. Chiefly represented are materials created by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and collected by the Office of the President from 1989 to 1992.
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Joseph L. Cosetti Papers
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Cosetti, Joseph L.
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PU-L.NBA.025
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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3 linear feet (about 1400 items)
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1972-2001
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1989-1992
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Joseph L. Cosetti was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1980, where he served as Chief Judge until 1994. He served as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) from 1991 to 1992. The NCBJ, which provides continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, aims to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the bankruptcy courts. Papers in the collection span the period of 1972-2001, with the majority of the documents created in the years 1989-1992. Chiefly represented are materials created by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and collected by the Office of the President from 1989 to 1992.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Cosetti, Joseph L. American Bankruptcy Institute American Bar Association National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1989-1999
Creator:
Francis, Merrill R., 1932-
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Merrill R. Francis (born 1932) joined the firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton in 1959. He specialized in commercial law, bankruptcy, and secured and unsecured creditor representation. Francis was a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association, where he chaired a number of groups and committees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 1995. The collection, 1989-1999, includes memoranda, reports, notes and related material regarding Francis's participation in American Bar Association (ABA) groups, including the Task Force on Federal Court Structure, the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Partnerships in Bankruptcy. The collection also includes 1992 meeting materials of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), of which Francis was a member, and ABI and related reports from 1991 to 1992 and 1999.
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Merrill R. Francis Organizational Papers
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Francis, Merrill R., 1932-
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PU-L.NBA.006
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1.5 linear feet
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1989-1999
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Merrill R. Francis (born 1932) joined the firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton in 1959. He specialized in commercial law, bankruptcy, and secured and unsecured creditor representation. Francis was a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association, where he chaired a number of groups and committees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 1995. The collection, 1989-1999, includes memoranda, reports, notes and related material regarding Francis's participation in American Bar Association (ABA) groups, including the Task Force on Federal Court Structure, the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Partnerships in Bankruptcy. The collection also includes 1992 meeting materials of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), of which Francis was a member, and ABI and related reports from 1991 to 1992 and 1999.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Francis, Merrill R., 1932- American Bankruptcy Institute American Bar Association
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1978-1979
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 5 items
In 1977, The American Law Institute joined with joined with the American Bar Association to study ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. The study resulted in the publication of A Model Peer Review System in 1980. The collection, 1978-1979, includes drafts related to a study undertaken by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education that examined ways to improve professional competence among lawyers.
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Model Peer Review System Drafts
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.017
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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5 items
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1978-1979
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In 1977, The American Law Institute joined with joined with the American Bar Association to study ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. The study resulted in the publication of A Model Peer Review System in 1980. The collection, 1978-1979, includes drafts related to a study undertaken by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education that examined ways to improve professional competence among lawyers.
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1970s
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English
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American Law Institute American Bar Association
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Biddle Law Library: Rare Book Collection [Contact Us]
1911-1921, undated
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
The state bar examination is a test that law school graduates are required to pass in order to practice law in a specific jurisdiction. The bar exam is usually conducted two or three times a year, depending on the state. As a recent standard rule, the bar exam is always held on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of every February and July of a calendar year. Historically, this was not always the case. The State Bar Exam Records contains materials that reveal how the early twentieth century bar examinations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania did not limit the test to be administered in February and July. Instead, New Jersey administered the bar examination three times a year: February, June, and November; Pennsylvania administered the bar examination two times a year: July and December; and New York administered the bar examination three times a year: January, June, and October.
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State Bar Exam Records
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PU-L.RBC.2012.01
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 linear foot (1 box)
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1911-1921, undated
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The state bar examination is a test that law school graduates are required to pass in order to practice law in a specific jurisdiction. The bar exam is usually conducted two or three times a year, depending on the state. As a recent standard rule, the bar exam is always held on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of every February and July of a calendar year. Historically, this was not always the case. The State Bar Exam Records contains materials that reveal how the early twentieth century bar examinations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania did not limit the test to be administered in February and July. Instead, New Jersey administered the bar examination three times a year: February, June, and November; Pennsylvania administered the bar examination two times a year: July and December; and New York administered the bar examination three times a year: January, June, and October.
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1910s 1920s
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English
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American Bar Association
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