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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2010-02-04
1923-1995
Creator:
American Law Institute., Creator
Extent: 12.5 cubic feet (about 2200 items)
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." To that end, the ALI has held annual meetings since its inception to adopt its restatements and other codification projects, discuss drafts, analyze pending legislation and aspects of the law, set policy, and initialize new projects. The collection, 1923-1995, includes correspondence, addresses and remarks, reports on codification projects and other ALI-related activity, annual meeting programs, yearbooks, proceedings, and related records regarding activity at the ALI's annual meetings.
title
Annual Meeting Records
creator
American Law Institute., Creator
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PU-L.ALI.10
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
12.5 cubic feet (about 2200 items)
inclusive date
1923-1995
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The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." To that end, the ALI has held annual meetings since its inception to adopt its restatements and other codification projects, discuss drafts, analyze pending legislation and aspects of the law, set policy, and initialize new projects. The collection, 1923-1995, includes correspondence, addresses and remarks, reports on codification projects and other ALI-related activity, annual meeting programs, yearbooks, proceedings, and related records regarding activity at the ALI's annual meetings.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute.
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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies [Contact Us]
Date added: 2010-03-25
1905-1986
Creator:
Schulman, Elias, Author
Extent: 15.5 linear feet
title
Elias Schulman MS Collection
creator
Schulman, Elias, Author
id
CJS.ARC MS15
repository
University of Pennsylvania Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
extent
15.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1905-1986
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Schulman, Elias
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1969-1999
(Bulk: 1975-1998)
Creator:
Klee, Kenneth N.
Extent: 28.5 linear feet
Kenneth N. Klee spent his career analyzing bankruptcy law and advocating for pro-debtor reforms to the Bankruptcy Code. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1974 and joined to the California bar in 1975. He began his career as Associate Counsel for the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, a subunit of the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised Congress and helped draft legislation related to bankruptcy reform in the 1970s. He was also a consultant to the House Judiciary Committee from 1977 to 1982 and the Department of Justice from 1983 to 1985. Klee was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an association of scholars and practitioners committed to the study of bankruptcy legislation and reform, where he was chair of the Committee on Legislation from 1992 to 1999. He worked at Stutman, Treister and Glatt and was a founding partner of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, and Stern, LLP. The collection, 1969-1999, includes papers relating to Klee's work from 1969 to 1995 as a legal assistant to the Committee on the Judiciary, including drafts of bills, handwritten notes, markup copies of legislation, reports, and correspondence; materials related to Klee's legislative activities from 1997 to 1999 as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference; lectures, presentations, and related material created by Klee for continuing education courses, seminars, and other programs; course materials related to Klee's professorships at UCLA and USC from 1979 to 1984; photocopies and other reference material; and related material.
title
Kenneth N. Klee Papers
creator
Klee, Kenneth N.
id
PU-L.NBA.005
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
28.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1969-1999
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1975-1998
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Kenneth N. Klee spent his career analyzing bankruptcy law and advocating for pro-debtor reforms to the Bankruptcy Code. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1974 and joined to the California bar in 1975. He began his career as Associate Counsel for the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, a subunit of the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised Congress and helped draft legislation related to bankruptcy reform in the 1970s. He was also a consultant to the House Judiciary Committee from 1977 to 1982 and the Department of Justice from 1983 to 1985. Klee was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an association of scholars and practitioners committed to the study of bankruptcy legislation and reform, where he was chair of the Committee on Legislation from 1992 to 1999. He worked at Stutman, Treister and Glatt and was a founding partner of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, and Stern, LLP. The collection, 1969-1999, includes papers relating to Klee's work from 1969 to 1995 as a legal assistant to the Committee on the Judiciary, including drafts of bills, handwritten notes, markup copies of legislation, reports, and correspondence; materials related to Klee's legislative activities from 1997 to 1999 as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference; lectures, presentations, and related material created by Klee for continuing education courses, seminars, and other programs; course materials related to Klee's professorships at UCLA and USC from 1979 to 1984; photocopies and other reference material; and related material.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Klee, Kenneth N. National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) United States. Supreme Court
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Faculty papers Legislation (legal concepts)
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1946-2008
title
ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Legal Education
creator
id
PU-L.ALI.05
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1 cubic feet
inclusive date
1946-2008
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1972-1985
Creator:
Federal Judicial Center
Extent: 12 linear feet (about 420 audio cassette tapes)
The Federal Judicial Center was established in 1967 to promote improvements in judicial administration in the United States courts. The center provides continuing education programs for the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges. The collection (1972-1985) includes presentations, transcribed to cassette tape, given by bankruptcy judges, scholars, and practitioners to participants of the Federal Judicial Center's workshops and seminars for bankruptcy judges.
title
Federal Judicial Center Educational Program Audiotapes
creator
Federal Judicial Center
id
PU-L.NBA.013
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
12 linear feet (about 420 audio cassette tapes)
inclusive date
1972-1985
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The Federal Judicial Center was established in 1967 to promote improvements in judicial administration in the United States courts. The center provides continuing education programs for the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges. The collection (1972-1985) includes presentations, transcribed to cassette tape, given by bankruptcy judges, scholars, and practitioners to participants of the Federal Judicial Center's workshops and seminars for bankruptcy judges.
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1970s 1980s
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English
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Federal Judicial Center Federal Judicial Center
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Audiotapes
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
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.
title
Federal Securities Code Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.022
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
5.3 linear feet
inclusive date
1968-1981
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abstract/scope/contents
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: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1986-1993
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1.3 linear feet
In response to the proliferation of complex litigation cases and the myriad issues they raise, the American Law Institute commissioned a project which ultimately became known as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The report provides a timely and valuable resource for practitioners involved with the problems presented by complex litigation as it exists today, as well as for those concerned with developing a more just, fair, and efficient system for dealing with complex cases. The collection, 1986-1993, includes drafted and related materials pertaining to the creation of the American Law Institute project called Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis.
title
Complex Litigation Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.031
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1.3 linear feet
inclusive date
1986-1993
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In response to the proliferation of complex litigation cases and the myriad issues they raise, the American Law Institute commissioned a project which ultimately became known as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The report provides a timely and valuable resource for practitioners involved with the problems presented by complex litigation as it exists today, as well as for those concerned with developing a more just, fair, and efficient system for dealing with complex cases. The collection, 1986-1993, includes drafted and related materials pertaining to the creation of the American Law Institute project called Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1986-1991
Creator:
United States. Bankruptcy Court (New York : Southern District)
Extent: 48.5 linear feet
On July 17, 1986, the LTV Corporation filed for Chapter 11 debt relief due to underfunded pension plans. The court case resulted in a reorganization plan that involved LTV selling one of its subsidiary companies, Aerospace, in 1991. The collection, 1986-1991, include pleadings and other records filed over the course of the case.
title
LTV Corporation Reorganization Case Court Records
creator
United States. Bankruptcy Court (New York : Southern District)
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PU-L.NBA.030
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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48.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1986-1991
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On July 17, 1986, the LTV Corporation filed for Chapter 11 debt relief due to underfunded pension plans. The court case resulted in a reorganization plan that involved LTV selling one of its subsidiary companies, Aerospace, in 1991. The collection, 1986-1991, include pleadings and other records filed over the course of the case.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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United States. Bankruptcy Court (New York : Southern District) LTV Corporation
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Legal files
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1975-2005
Creator:
Sommer, Henry J., Creator
Extent: 20 linear feet
Henry J. Sommer is one of the leading figures in bankruptcy, consumer law, and civil rights. Born in 1949 in Rochester, New York, Sommer received his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1974. After graduating from Harvard, he worked for Community Legal Services in Philadelphia as Project Head of its Consumer Law Project until 1996. In addition to his role with Community Legal Services, Sommer has lectured at University of Pennsylvania Law School and worked as editor-in-chief of Collier on Bankruptcy. The Henry J. Sommer Papers, 1975-2005, include National Bankruptcy Conference papers, materials from Continuing Legal Education seminars and other meetings at which Sommer lectured, copies of published manuscripts and articles written by Sommer, videotapes of Sommer and colleagues holding seminars that educated practitioners about the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, and related materials.
title
Henry J. Sommer Papers
creator
Sommer, Henry J., Creator
id
PU-L.NBA.033
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
20 linear feet
inclusive date
1975-2005
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abstract/scope/contents
Henry J. Sommer is one of the leading figures in bankruptcy, consumer law, and civil rights. Born in 1949 in Rochester, New York, Sommer received his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1974. After graduating from Harvard, he worked for Community Legal Services in Philadelphia as Project Head of its Consumer Law Project until 1996. In addition to his role with Community Legal Services, Sommer has lectured at University of Pennsylvania Law School and worked as editor-in-chief of Collier on Bankruptcy. The Henry J. Sommer Papers, 1975-2005, include National Bankruptcy Conference papers, materials from Continuing Legal Education seminars and other meetings at which Sommer lectured, copies of published manuscripts and articles written by Sommer, videotapes of Sommer and colleagues holding seminars that educated practitioners about the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, and related materials.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Sommer, Henry J. Community Legal Services (Philadelphia, Pa.) National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Consumer Law Center
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Legal files Publications Video recordings
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1967-2004
Creator:
Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004, Creator
Extent: 24 linear feet
Ralph H. Kelley (1928-2004) was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Sixth Federal Judicial Circuit in 1969. In 1993 he retired as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee but remained the court’s senior judge. He was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1985 to 1986. In 1980, Ralph Kelley was appointed to the Committee on the Budget of the Judicial Conference of the United States, where he served until 1990. The collection (1967-2004) includes letters and memoranda with the Administrative Office of the United States, congressional leaders, and bankruptcy judges; programs, promotional material, and other material relating to seminars, workshops, conferences, and other meetings in which Kelley was invited to participate; congressional testimony by Kelley before various congressional committees; essays and other writings generated by Kelley; speeches, lectures, and other presentations created by Kelley; subject files, created and maintained by Kelley, relating to Kelley's key legislative advocacy, including support for an increase in bankruptcy judgeships, improved salaries and retirement benefits for bankruptcy judges, and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; publications, releases, directories, news clippings, and other papers not created by Kelley but used by Kelley for reference; and letters, press releases, video material, and other material commemorating and honoring the life and work of Kelley.
title
Ralph H. Kelley Papers
creator
Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004, Creator
id
PU-L.NBA.002
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
24 linear feet
inclusive date
1967-2004
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Ralph H. Kelley (1928-2004) was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Sixth Federal Judicial Circuit in 1969. In 1993 he retired as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee but remained the court’s senior judge. He was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1985 to 1986. In 1980, Ralph Kelley was appointed to the Committee on the Budget of the Judicial Conference of the United States, where he served until 1990. The collection (1967-2004) includes letters and memoranda with the Administrative Office of the United States, congressional leaders, and bankruptcy judges; programs, promotional material, and other material relating to seminars, workshops, conferences, and other meetings in which Kelley was invited to participate; congressional testimony by Kelley before various congressional committees; essays and other writings generated by Kelley; speeches, lectures, and other presentations created by Kelley; subject files, created and maintained by Kelley, relating to Kelley's key legislative advocacy, including support for an increase in bankruptcy judgeships, improved salaries and retirement benefits for bankruptcy judges, and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; publications, releases, directories, news clippings, and other papers not created by Kelley but used by Kelley for reference; and letters, press releases, video material, and other material commemorating and honoring the life and work of Kelley.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) United States. Administrative Office of the United States Courts
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DVDs Photographs
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1974-1999
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 8 linear feet
In 1974, the American Law Institute began a new series of studies of federal income tax problems. The Federal Income Tax Project comprised a number of studies, including those of Subchapter C, Subchapter K, and Subchapter J of the Internal Revenue Code; a study of international taxation; and a study of generation-skipping transfers. The collection, 1974-1999, includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, and related materials concerning various tax-related projects conducted by the ALI from 1974 to present.
title
Federal Income Tax Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.012
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
8 linear feet
inclusive date
1974-1999
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In 1974, the American Law Institute began a new series of studies of federal income tax problems. The Federal Income Tax Project comprised a number of studies, including those of Subchapter C, Subchapter K, and Subchapter J of the Internal Revenue Code; a study of international taxation; and a study of generation-skipping transfers. The collection, 1974-1999, includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, and related materials concerning various tax-related projects conducted by the ALI from 1974 to present.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1988-1993
Creator:
Kane, Mary Kay
Extent: 1 linear foot
Mary Kay Kane graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 1971. She served as a Professor at the State University of New York - Buffalo Law School from 1974 to 1977 and as a professor, Academic Dean, Dean, and Chancellor at the University of California, Hastings Law School from 1977 to 2006. Kane's area of interest was civil procedure from which she published many books and articles. She served as the Assistant Reporter for the American Law Institute Complex Litigation Project.The Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project), 1988-1993, include correspondence and meeting transcripts related to Kane's work as Assistant Reporter on the American Law Institute (ALI) Complex Litigation Project, published in 1994 as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The majority of the series is correspondence regarding drafts, advising, and the Choice of Law clause. The meeting transcripts include transcripts of the ALI annual meetings and consultative meetings from 1989 to 1990.
title
Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project)
creator
Kane, Mary Kay
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PU-L.ALI.10.002
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 linear foot
inclusive date
1988-1993
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Mary Kay Kane graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 1971. She served as a Professor at the State University of New York - Buffalo Law School from 1974 to 1977 and as a professor, Academic Dean, Dean, and Chancellor at the University of California, Hastings Law School from 1977 to 2006. Kane's area of interest was civil procedure from which she published many books and articles. She served as the Assistant Reporter for the American Law Institute Complex Litigation Project.The Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project), 1988-1993, include correspondence and meeting transcripts related to Kane's work as Assistant Reporter on the American Law Institute (ALI) Complex Litigation Project, published in 1994 as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The majority of the series is correspondence regarding drafts, advising, and the Choice of Law clause. The meeting transcripts include transcripts of the ALI annual meetings and consultative meetings from 1989 to 1990.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Kane, Mary Kay American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1924-2008
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 4.5 linear feet
In the midst of World War II, the American Law Institute convened a committee in 1941 to study the international community's position regarding human rights law. The committee's charge was to develop a Statement of Essential Human Rights. William Draper Lewis, then Director of the American Law Institute, was chair of the committee and the project's most outspoken advocate, touring the world to deliver speeches on the importance of a code of basic human rights. International in scope and in participation, the committee included representatives from Britain, Canada, China, France, pre-Nazi Germany, Italy, India, Latin America, Poland, Soviet Russia, Spain, and Syria. A version of the Statement of Essential Human Rights was finalized in 1945. The collection, 1929-1987 and undated, includes research material, constitutions, letters, conference and meeting material, drafts, publications, the writings of William Draper Lewis, and other records related to the drafting of the Statement of Essential Human Rights, finalized in 1945. The bulk of the records spans the years 1941 to 1945.
title
Statement of Essential Human Rights Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.006
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
4.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1924-2008
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abstract/scope/contents
In the midst of World War II, the American Law Institute convened a committee in 1941 to study the international community's position regarding human rights law. The committee's charge was to develop a Statement of Essential Human Rights. William Draper Lewis, then Director of the American Law Institute, was chair of the committee and the project's most outspoken advocate, touring the world to deliver speeches on the importance of a code of basic human rights. International in scope and in participation, the committee included representatives from Britain, Canada, China, France, pre-Nazi Germany, Italy, India, Latin America, Poland, Soviet Russia, Spain, and Syria. A version of the Statement of Essential Human Rights was finalized in 1945. The collection, 1929-1987 and undated, includes research material, constitutions, letters, conference and meeting material, drafts, publications, the writings of William Draper Lewis, and other records related to the drafting of the Statement of Essential Human Rights, finalized in 1945. The bulk of the records spans the years 1941 to 1945.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Law Institute Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949 United Nations. General Assembly. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
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.
title
Merrill R. Francis Organizational Papers
creator
Francis, Merrill R., 1932-
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PU-L.NBA.006
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1.5 linear feet
inclusive date
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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1982-1999
Extent: 47 linear feet
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.
title
Geoffrey C. Hazard Director's Files
creator
id
PU-L.ALI.02.004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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47 linear feet
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1982-1999
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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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1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education Hazard, Geoffrey C. Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1985-2000
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2.3 linear feet
The "Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations" was the Institute's first comprehensive work in the field of family law. The project as a whole comprises six principal parts: Child Custody; Child Support; Division of Property at Dissolution; Compensatory Payments (formerly known as alimony); Domestic Partners; and Agreements. The collection includes correspondence, meeting materials, drafts, grant material, project proposal material, and other records related to the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution project, published in 2002. This collection spans the years 1985 to 2000.
title
Records of the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.027
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
2.3 linear feet
inclusive date
1985-2000
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The "Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations" was the Institute's first comprehensive work in the field of family law. The project as a whole comprises six principal parts: Child Custody; Child Support; Division of Property at Dissolution; Compensatory Payments (formerly known as alimony); Domestic Partners; and Agreements. The collection includes correspondence, meeting materials, drafts, grant material, project proposal material, and other records related to the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution project, published in 2002. This collection spans the years 1985 to 2000.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1973-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 16 linear feet
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The Third Restatement of the Law covered subjects including Foreign Relations Law and the Law Governing Lawyers. The collection, 1973-2003, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the Third Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve and expand upon the first and second codification projects by the American Law Institute.
title
Restatement of the Law: Third Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.003
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
16 linear feet
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1973-2003
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The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The Third Restatement of the Law covered subjects including Foreign Relations Law and the Law Governing Lawyers. The collection, 1973-2003, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the Third Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve and expand upon the first and second codification projects by the American Law Institute.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1958-1992
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 37 boxes (about 420 reels)
The American Law Institute has often recorded its meetings, during which its members discuss topics related to the governance and projects of the Institute. The collection 1958-1992, contains reel-to-reel audiotapes of American Law Institute Annual Meetings, Council Meetings, and project meetings.
title
Reel-to-reel Audio
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.011
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
37 boxes (about 420 reels)
inclusive date
1958-1992
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The American Law Institute has often recorded its meetings, during which its members discuss topics related to the governance and projects of the Institute. The collection 1958-1992, contains reel-to-reel audiotapes of American Law Institute Annual Meetings, Council Meetings, and project meetings.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Audiotapes
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1981-1990
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 5 linear feet
In 1977, the American Law Institute (ALI) commissioned a review of the principles, customs, and laws that related to operating a corporation, known the Principles of Corporate Governance project. Work on the project culminated in 1992, when the ALI formally adopted the Principles of Corporate Governance. A set of reporter's notes, which reflected the analysis and scholarship of the reporters on the project, was published in 1994. The collection, 1981-1990, includes meeting records, drafts, letters, comments, and other records related to the drafting of the Principles of Corporate Governance, a project that aimed to summarize the conditions under which corporations lawfully conduct operations.
title
Principles of Corporate Governance Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.023
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
5 linear feet
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1981-1990
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In 1977, the American Law Institute (ALI) commissioned a review of the principles, customs, and laws that related to operating a corporation, known the Principles of Corporate Governance project. Work on the project culminated in 1992, when the ALI formally adopted the Principles of Corporate Governance. A set of reporter's notes, which reflected the analysis and scholarship of the reporters on the project, was published in 1994. The collection, 1981-1990, includes meeting records, drafts, letters, comments, and other records related to the drafting of the Principles of Corporate Governance, a project that aimed to summarize the conditions under which corporations lawfully conduct operations.
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1980s 1990s
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language_facet
English
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American Law Institute
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Drafts (documents)
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1935-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Extent: 53.5 linear feet
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) was the result of a joint project between the American Law Institute (ALI) and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (NCCUSL). Work on the UCC began in 1945 in response to a perceived need by members of both ALI and NCCUSL to consolidate a number of uniform laws, previously enacted by NCCUSL, related to commercial transactions. NCCUSL was established in 1891 for the purpose of codifying state law by creating uniform laws and model acts. ALI was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American Law. The Institute had previously developed a codification of particular areas of the law, known as the Restatement of the Law. Thus, cooperation between ALI and NCCUSL on the UCC presented a likely partnership. The first version of the UCC was approved in 1951. Over the next few years, the states responded to, analyzed, and amended the UCC. In 1961, the Permanent Editorial Board was established to review and help revise the UCC on a continual basis in accordance with the evolving culture of commercial transactions. As a result, the revision of the Uniform Commercial is an ongoing cooperative project between ALI and NCCUSL. The collection, 1935-2003, include historical records, drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the creation of the Uniform Commercial Code, which consolidated and codified previous uniform laws related to commercial transaction.
title
Uniform Commercial Code Records
creator
American Law Institute National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
id
PU-L.ALI.04.004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
53.5 linear feet
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1935-2003
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The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) was the result of a joint project between the American Law Institute (ALI) and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (NCCUSL). Work on the UCC began in 1945 in response to a perceived need by members of both ALI and NCCUSL to consolidate a number of uniform laws, previously enacted by NCCUSL, related to commercial transactions. NCCUSL was established in 1891 for the purpose of codifying state law by creating uniform laws and model acts. ALI was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American Law. The Institute had previously developed a codification of particular areas of the law, known as the Restatement of the Law. Thus, cooperation between ALI and NCCUSL on the UCC presented a likely partnership. The first version of the UCC was approved in 1951. Over the next few years, the states responded to, analyzed, and amended the UCC. In 1961, the Permanent Editorial Board was established to review and help revise the UCC on a continual basis in accordance with the evolving culture of commercial transactions. As a result, the revision of the Uniform Commercial is an ongoing cooperative project between ALI and NCCUSL. The collection, 1935-2003, include historical records, drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the creation of the Uniform Commercial Code, which consolidated and codified previous uniform laws related to commercial transaction.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Law Institute National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949 Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code Schnader, William A. (William Abraham), 1886-1968
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1986-1988
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1 linear foot
In 1986, the American Law Institute (ALI) began a study, at the suggestion of Chief Justice Warren Burger, to examine the cost, volume, and delay caused by civil litigation in order to provide alternative paths to conflict resolution. Work on the project continued through 1988, generating a number of reports and working papers. The collection, 1986-1988, includes administrative materials, reports, letters, and other records related to the project, which studied ways other than litigation of resolving civil disputes.
title
Paths to a Better Way Study Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.015
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1 linear foot
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1986-1988
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In 1986, the American Law Institute (ALI) began a study, at the suggestion of Chief Justice Warren Burger, to examine the cost, volume, and delay caused by civil litigation in order to provide alternative paths to conflict resolution. Work on the project continued through 1988, generating a number of reports and working papers. The collection, 1986-1988, includes administrative materials, reports, letters, and other records related to the project, which studied ways other than litigation of resolving civil disputes.
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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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1922-2004
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 15 cubic feet
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The collection, 1922-2004, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute's Executive Committee, Finance and Development Committee, Investment Committee, and Membership Committee.
title
Committees
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.03
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
15 cubic feet
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1922-2004
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abstract/scope/contents
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The collection, 1922-2004, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute's Executive Committee, Finance and Development Committee, Investment Committee, and Membership Committee.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1973-1994
Creator:
Morton, Robert B. (Robert Ball), 1912-2005
Extent: 3 linear feet (about 3,000 items)
Robert B. Morton (1912-2005) earned his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1935. In 1962, Morton became a judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court, a position he held until 1986. Upon his retirement from the court, Morton worked for Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy, a law firm located in Wichita, Kan. Morton was an active member in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, most notably the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1975 to 1976 and as Treasurer from 1980 to 1982. The collection, 1973-1994, includes correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, and related material regarding Morton's activities as a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges; as counsel to the bankruptcy department of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy; and as an advocate for improved benefits for bankruptcy judges.
title
Robert B. Morton Papers
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Morton, Robert B. (Robert Ball), 1912-2005
id
PU-L.NBA.018
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
3 linear feet (about 3,000 items)
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1973-1994
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Robert B. Morton (1912-2005) earned his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1935. In 1962, Morton became a judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court, a position he held until 1986. Upon his retirement from the court, Morton worked for Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy, a law firm located in Wichita, Kan. Morton was an active member in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, most notably the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1975 to 1976 and as Treasurer from 1980 to 1982. The collection, 1973-1994, includes correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, and related material regarding Morton's activities as a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges; as counsel to the bankruptcy department of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy; and as an advocate for improved benefits for bankruptcy judges.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Morton, Robert B. (Robert Ball), 1912-2005 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Norton, William L.
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
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
creator
Cosetti, Joseph L.
id
PU-L.NBA.025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
3 linear feet (about 1400 items)
inclusive date
1972-2001
bulk date
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
language_facet
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]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1983-2003
Extent: 6 linear feet
The collection, 1983-2003, chiefly includes issues of newsletters, as well as journals, devoted to organizational and legislative activity in the field of bankruptcy law.
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Bankruptcy Newsletter and Journal Collection
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id
PU-L.NBA.016
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
6 linear feet
inclusive date
1983-2003
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abstract/scope/contents
The collection, 1983-2003, chiefly includes issues of newsletters, as well as journals, devoted to organizational and legislative activity in the field of bankruptcy law.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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language_facet
English
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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Serials (publications)
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