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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1930-1935
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 7 items
In December 1930, the American Law Institute (ALI) began work on drafting an Act on Double Jeopardy, later known as the Administration of the Criminal Law project. William E. Mikell of the University of Pennsylvania Law School served as Reporter. The project culminated in the creation of an Official Draft, adopted by the ALI, with amendments, on August 15, 1935. The collection, 1930-1935, includes preliminary drafts, tentative drafts, a proposed final draft, and an official draft related to the subject of double jeopardy as outlined in the Administration of the Criminal Law project.
title
Administration of the Criminal Law Drafts
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.016
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
7 items
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1930-1935
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In December 1930, the American Law Institute (ALI) began work on drafting an Act on Double Jeopardy, later known as the Administration of the Criminal Law project. William E. Mikell of the University of Pennsylvania Law School served as Reporter. The project culminated in the creation of an Official Draft, adopted by the ALI, with amendments, on August 15, 1935. The collection, 1930-1935, includes preliminary drafts, tentative drafts, a proposed final draft, and an official draft related to the subject of double jeopardy as outlined in the Administration of the Criminal Law project.
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1930s
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American Law Institute Mikell, William E., 1894-
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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.
title
Code of Criminal Procedure Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
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]
1935-1959
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 4 linear feet
In 1938, the American Law Institute (ALI) formed the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee to review the findings of a New York City study of criminal behavior among young people called "Youth in the Toils." The culmination of the committee's work was the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, a model act that favored the integration of a number of youth treatment processes already employed by various states. The committee also proposed the creation of a Youth Authority, a state-wide panel that would handle sentencing guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment and not punishment, for all underage criminal offenders. Following the Model Youth Corrections Authority Act's promulgation in 1940, the ALI appointed a special adviser, John R. Ellingston, to help states adopt Youth Authority legislation. This outreach effort was known as the Youth Authority Program. The Youth Authority Program lasted until 1951. The collection, 1935-1959, includes background information, correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, comments, memoranda, reports, publications, and related material regarding the drafting of the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, adopted by the ALI in 1940, and the Youth Authority Program, an initiative that encouraged state adoption of the Youth Authority legislation.
title
Criminal Justice--Youth Committee Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.024
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
4 linear feet
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1935-1959
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In 1938, the American Law Institute (ALI) formed the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee to review the findings of a New York City study of criminal behavior among young people called "Youth in the Toils." The culmination of the committee's work was the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, a model act that favored the integration of a number of youth treatment processes already employed by various states. The committee also proposed the creation of a Youth Authority, a state-wide panel that would handle sentencing guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment and not punishment, for all underage criminal offenders. Following the Model Youth Corrections Authority Act's promulgation in 1940, the ALI appointed a special adviser, John R. Ellingston, to help states adopt Youth Authority legislation. This outreach effort was known as the Youth Authority Program. The Youth Authority Program lasted until 1951. The collection, 1935-1959, includes background information, correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, comments, memoranda, reports, publications, and related material regarding the drafting of the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, adopted by the ALI in 1940, and the Youth Authority Program, an initiative that encouraged state adoption of the Youth Authority legislation.
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1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection [Contact Us]
1941-1993 and undated
Creator:
Bazelon, David L., Creator
Extent: 71.3 linear feet (212 boxes, about 15,000 items)
David Lionel Bazelon (1909-1993) graduated from Northwestern University Law School in 1932. In 1936, Bazelon joined the United States Attorney's Office in Chicago, where he specialized in tax cases. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed Bazelon to the newly-created United States Court of Appeals for the District Columbia, making Bazelon, at forty years old, one of the youngest people ever appointed to a federal judgeship. He served on the court from 1949 to 1984, acting as Chief Judge from 1962 to 1978. During this time the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was often considered the nation's second highest court. In his years on the court Bazelon was involved in decisions on matters ranging from the use of DDT to the definition of insanity. In the mid-1980s Bazelon stopped hearing cases and finally retired from the bench. He died on February 19, 1993, of Alzheimer's disease. The collection, 1941-1993 and undated, includes case files related to Bazelon's activities as judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, including case and subject files. The collection also includes papers related to Bazelon's organizational affiliations, speeches, lectures, and writings. The largest part of the collection comprises subject files related to Bazelon's legal and social advocacy activities, including issues related to mental health law. The collection also includes a series of personal and career files, as well as a selection of audiovisual materials.
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David L. Bazelon Papers
creator
Bazelon, David L., Creator
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PU-L.MSS.003
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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71.3 linear feet (212 boxes, about 15,000 items)
inclusive date
1941-1993 and undated
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David Lionel Bazelon (1909-1993) graduated from Northwestern University Law School in 1932. In 1936, Bazelon joined the United States Attorney's Office in Chicago, where he specialized in tax cases. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed Bazelon to the newly-created United States Court of Appeals for the District Columbia, making Bazelon, at forty years old, one of the youngest people ever appointed to a federal judgeship. He served on the court from 1949 to 1984, acting as Chief Judge from 1962 to 1978. During this time the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was often considered the nation's second highest court. In his years on the court Bazelon was involved in decisions on matters ranging from the use of DDT to the definition of insanity. In the mid-1980s Bazelon stopped hearing cases and finally retired from the bench. He died on February 19, 1993, of Alzheimer's disease. The collection, 1941-1993 and undated, includes case files related to Bazelon's activities as judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, including case and subject files. The collection also includes papers related to Bazelon's organizational affiliations, speeches, lectures, and writings. The largest part of the collection comprises subject files related to Bazelon's legal and social advocacy activities, including issues related to mental health law. The collection also includes a series of personal and career files, as well as a selection of audiovisual materials.
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Bazelon, David L.
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1929-1968
(Bulk: 1929-1948)
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Following the publication of the First Restatement of the Law, in 1936 the American Law Institute (ALI) held a series of meetings and published a series of reports that considered what additional areas of the law might be selected for future restatement projects. Work on the project continued into the mid-1940s. Many fields were considered, but only a few were actually selected for inclusion in future restatement projects. The collection, 1929-1968 and undated (bulk: 1929-1948), includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to areas of the law up for consideration for future restatement projects, including business associations, industrial relations, and monopolies.
title
Future of the Institute Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.020
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1929-1968
bulk date
1929-1948
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Following the publication of the First Restatement of the Law, in 1936 the American Law Institute (ALI) held a series of meetings and published a series of reports that considered what additional areas of the law might be selected for future restatement projects. Work on the project continued into the mid-1940s. Many fields were considered, but only a few were actually selected for inclusion in future restatement projects. The collection, 1929-1968 and undated (bulk: 1929-1948), includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to areas of the law up for consideration for future restatement projects, including business associations, industrial relations, and monopolies.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1965-1975
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2 linear feet
In 1964, the American Law Institute (ALI) secured funding to develop a model statute governing law enforcement and pre-arraignment procedures within criminal law. James Vorenberg served as Chief Reporter on the project. The resulting statute was the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure, adopted by the ALI in May 1975. The collection, 1965-1975, includes drafts, memoranda, and commentary concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure.
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Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.009
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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2 linear feet
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1965-1975
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In 1964, the American Law Institute (ALI) secured funding to develop a model statute governing law enforcement and pre-arraignment procedures within criminal law. James Vorenberg served as Chief Reporter on the project. The resulting statute was the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure, adopted by the ALI in May 1975. The collection, 1965-1975, includes drafts, memoranda, and commentary concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure.
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1960s 1970s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1942-1985
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 11 linear feet
The Model Penal Code, first completed in 1962 and revised and expanded over the next 20 years, played an important role in the revision and codification of criminal law. The Chief Reporter on the project was Herbert Wechsler. A Criminal Law Advisory Committee was established to provide the reportorial staff with guidance in the drafting of the Code. A Proposed Official Draft was published in 1962. This version generated wide response among legislatures and courts, prompting a revision and expansion of the code's commentaries that began in 1976. A final version of the Model Penal Code, with revised commentaries, was published in 1985. The Code proved to be particularly influential in the areas of jurisdiction, double jeopardy, responsibility, criminal attempts, theft, abortion, obscenity, sentencing, and capital punishment. The collection, 1942-1985, includes correspondence, meeting materials, proceedings, drafts, reports, reference materials, published versions, citations, and related records regarding the drafting of the Model Penal Code, which consolidated and codified previous legislation and judicial opinions related to criminal law.
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Model Penal Code Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.005
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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11 linear feet
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1942-1985
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The Model Penal Code, first completed in 1962 and revised and expanded over the next 20 years, played an important role in the revision and codification of criminal law. The Chief Reporter on the project was Herbert Wechsler. A Criminal Law Advisory Committee was established to provide the reportorial staff with guidance in the drafting of the Code. A Proposed Official Draft was published in 1962. This version generated wide response among legislatures and courts, prompting a revision and expansion of the code's commentaries that began in 1976. A final version of the Model Penal Code, with revised commentaries, was published in 1985. The Code proved to be particularly influential in the areas of jurisdiction, double jeopardy, responsibility, criminal attempts, theft, abortion, obscenity, sentencing, and capital punishment. The collection, 1942-1985, includes correspondence, meeting materials, proceedings, drafts, reports, reference materials, published versions, citations, and related records regarding the drafting of the Model Penal Code, which consolidated and codified previous legislation and judicial opinions related to criminal law.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
2002-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2 items
This project revisits the American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code sentencing provisions in light of the many changes in sentencing philosophy and practice that have taken place in the more than 40 years since the Code was first developed. The collection includes Preliminary Draft Nos. 1 and 2, 2002-2003.
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Model Penal Code: Sentencing Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.034
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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2 items
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2002-2003
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This project revisits the American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code sentencing provisions in light of the many changes in sentencing philosophy and practice that have taken place in the more than 40 years since the Code was first developed. The collection includes Preliminary Draft Nos. 1 and 2, 2002-2003.
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2000s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: Law School Archives [Contact Us]
1952-1964
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
Extent: 4 linear feet
This collection of materials from the University of Pennsylvania Law Review spans from 1950-1964 and includes a wide collection of original research, correspondence, and government reports and files used in a variety of Penn Law Review publications, articles, notes, comments, and pieces from this period. The collection demonstrates the intensive research and efforts undertaken by Penn Law Review writers and editors to thoroughly investigate their topics and pieces and to produce the highest quality legal writing.
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University of Pennsylvania Law Review Research Documents
creator
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
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PU-L.BLL.004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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4 linear feet
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1952-1964
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This collection of materials from the University of Pennsylvania Law Review spans from 1950-1964 and includes a wide collection of original research, correspondence, and government reports and files used in a variety of Penn Law Review publications, articles, notes, comments, and pieces from this period. The collection demonstrates the intensive research and efforts undertaken by Penn Law Review writers and editors to thoroughly investigate their topics and pieces and to produce the highest quality legal writing.
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1950s 1960s
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English
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University of Pennsylvania. Law School
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Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection [Contact Us]
1917-1940, undated
Creator:
Mikell, William E., 1894-
Extent: 1 linear foot
This collection features a series of materials partially documenting the career of lawyer and legal scholar William E. Mikell. Most notably featured in this collection are various drafts of the criminal codes Mikell was heavily involved in planning and drafting during his career. As well are included a large variety of personal notes and writings of Mikell's which touch upon the large number of criminal law and code topics he worked with throughout his life. Speeches given by and about Mikell are included in their original forms, as well as person memorabilia including Mikell's 1890 Master's degree from The Citadel. The collection is rounded out with a brief set of personal photographs and miscellaneous correspondence from Mikell's career.
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William E. Mikell papers
creator
Mikell, William E., 1894-
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PU-L.MSS .019
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 linear foot
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1917-1940, undated
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This collection features a series of materials partially documenting the career of lawyer and legal scholar William E. Mikell. Most notably featured in this collection are various drafts of the criminal codes Mikell was heavily involved in planning and drafting during his career. As well are included a large variety of personal notes and writings of Mikell's which touch upon the large number of criminal law and code topics he worked with throughout his life. Speeches given by and about Mikell are included in their original forms, as well as person memorabilia including Mikell's 1890 Master's degree from The Citadel. The collection is rounded out with a brief set of personal photographs and miscellaneous correspondence from Mikell's career.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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Mikell, William E., 1894-
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Faculty papers
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