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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies [Contact Us]
Date added: 2009-09-04
1925-1971
Creator:
Rin, Shifra, 1914-, Compiler
Rin, Svi, 1914-1998, Compiler
Extent: 2 linear feet (7 looseleaf notebooks; 3 loose offprints; one folder; one bound photocopy)
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Archive of Prof. Svi Rin and Shifra Rin
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Rin, Shifra, 1914-, Compiler Rin, Svi, 1914-1998, Compiler
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CJS.ARC MS53
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University of Pennsylvania Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
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2 linear feet (7 looseleaf notebooks; 3 loose offprints; one folder; one bound photocopy)
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1925-1971
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Rin, Shifra, 1914- Rin, Svi, 1914-1998
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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
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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12.5 cubic feet (about 2200 items)
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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
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CJS.ARC MS15
repository
University of Pennsylvania Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
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15.5 linear feet
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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: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1973-1990
Creator:
Henkin, Louis
Extent: 3 linear feet
Louis Henkin (1917-2010) was the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law, a position he held until he was designated University Professor in 1981. Henkin served as Chief Reporter for the Restatement of the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States (Third), a revision of the earlier Restatement and dealing with international law as it applies to the United States. The collection, 1973-1990, includes correspondence and related material compiled by Henkin during his appointment as Chief Reporter for the Restatement of the Law, Third: Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
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Louis Henkin Papers (Restatement of Torts, Third: Foreign Relations Law of the United States)
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Henkin, Louis
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PU-L.ALI.10.003
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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3 linear feet
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1973-1990
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Louis Henkin (1917-2010) was the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law, a position he held until he was designated University Professor in 1981. Henkin served as Chief Reporter for the Restatement of the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States (Third), a revision of the earlier Restatement and dealing with international law as it applies to the United States. The collection, 1973-1990, includes correspondence and related material compiled by Henkin during his appointment as Chief Reporter for the Restatement of the Law, Third: Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Henkin, Louis
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1946-2008
title
ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Legal Education
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PU-L.ALI.05
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 cubic feet
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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
1986-1993
Creator:
Pearson, John K.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (about 1800 items)
John K. Pearson (born 1945) earned a J.D. from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in 1973. Pearson has served as Assistant United States Trustee to the Justice Department in Wichita, Kan., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Districts of Kansas and Colorado, and Professor of Law at Presidents College of Law in Wichita, Kan. He has participated in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he served on the Board of Directors from 1989 to 1998, as Secretary from 1991 to 1995, as a member of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 1994, and as Chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. The collection, 1986-1993, includes correspondence, meeting materials, programs, handwritten notes, reports, organizational publications, and related material pertaining to Pearson's activity in the American Bankruptcy Institute, an organization founded to provide research opportunities and continuing education for issues related to bankruptcy.
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John K. Pearson Collection of American Bankruptcy Institute Records
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Pearson, John K.
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PU-L.NBA.019
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1.5 linear feet (about 1800 items)
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1986-1993
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John K. Pearson (born 1945) earned a J.D. from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in 1973. Pearson has served as Assistant United States Trustee to the Justice Department in Wichita, Kan., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Districts of Kansas and Colorado, and Professor of Law at Presidents College of Law in Wichita, Kan. He has participated in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he served on the Board of Directors from 1989 to 1998, as Secretary from 1991 to 1995, as a member of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 1994, and as Chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. The collection, 1986-1993, includes correspondence, meeting materials, programs, handwritten notes, reports, organizational publications, and related material pertaining to Pearson's activity in the American Bankruptcy Institute, an organization founded to provide research opportunities and continuing education for issues related to bankruptcy.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Pearson, John K. American Bankruptcy 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.
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Committees
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.03
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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15 cubic feet
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1922-2004
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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 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: Manuscripts Collection [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
title
University of Pennsylvania Law School Class of 1908 Scrapbook
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PU-L.MSS.011
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 item
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circa 1908-1960
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English
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Obermayer, Leon J. -- Archives
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1924-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute, Creator
Extent: 21 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 collection, 1924-2003, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute Council.
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Council Records
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American Law Institute, Creator
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PU-L.ALI.01
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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21 linear feet
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1924-2003
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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 collection, 1924-2003, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and related records regarding the activity of the American Law Institute Council.
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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
1957-1999
Creator:
Drabkin, Murray, 1928-, Creator
Extent: 10 linear feet
Murray Drabkin (1928-) was a commercial bankruptcy lawyer at Hopkins and Sutter in Washington, D.C. until 2001. He was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and co-authored the "Judges' bill," which, together with the "Commission bill," drafted by a federal commission to study bankruptcy laws, was the basis for the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. The collection, 1932-1999, includes materials relating to bankruptcy reform and the jurisdiction of bankruptcy judges in the 1970s and 1980s; records and papers of the National Bankruptcy Conference, where Drabkin was an active member; material relating to two important legislative projects formed by the National Bankruptcy Conference, the Code Review Project and the Insurance Insolvency Project; correspondence related to the activities of bankruptcy committees in New York and Washington, D.C.; and published manuals, reports, and reference books.
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Murray Drabkin Papers
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Drabkin, Murray, 1928-, Creator
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PU-L.NBA.003
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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10 linear feet
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1957-1999
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Murray Drabkin (1928-) was a commercial bankruptcy lawyer at Hopkins and Sutter in Washington, D.C. until 2001. He was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and co-authored the "Judges' bill," which, together with the "Commission bill," drafted by a federal commission to study bankruptcy laws, was the basis for the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. The collection, 1932-1999, includes materials relating to bankruptcy reform and the jurisdiction of bankruptcy judges in the 1970s and 1980s; records and papers of the National Bankruptcy Conference, where Drabkin was an active member; material relating to two important legislative projects formed by the National Bankruptcy Conference, the Code Review Project and the Insurance Insolvency Project; correspondence related to the activities of bankruptcy committees in New York and Washington, D.C.; and published manuals, reports, and reference books.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Drabkin, Murray, 1928- American College of Bankruptcy National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
2004-2008
Creator:
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
Extent: 15 items
The Oral History Project was begun by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) at its 2004 Annual Meeting. The purpose of the project was to record interviews in which past presidents of the NCBJ reminisced about the organization and the role they played in it. The project later expanded to encompass oral histories of prominent bankruptcy judges. The collection chiefly includes oral histories recorded with past presidents of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Accruals to this project include prominent members of the NCBJ who may or may not be former presidents.
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Oral History Project
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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PU-L.NBA.012.001
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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15 items
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2004-2008
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The Oral History Project was begun by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) at its 2004 Annual Meeting. The purpose of the project was to record interviews in which past presidents of the NCBJ reminisced about the organization and the role they played in it. The project later expanded to encompass oral histories of prominent bankruptcy judges. The collection chiefly includes oral histories recorded with past presidents of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Accruals to this project include prominent members of the NCBJ who may or may not be former presidents.
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2000s
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English
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Adler, Louise Decarl Cosetti, Joseph L. Lee, Joe, 1925- Martin, Robert D. Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950- Paine, George C., II Thomas, A. Thomas
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Audiotapes Oral histories (document genres)
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1991-2003
Creator:
American College of Bankruptcy
Extent: 2 linear feet (about 1000 items)
The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) was founded in 1989 to fund and assist projects related to bankruptcy practice, including consumer bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and international insolvency. The collection, 1991-2006, includes materials related to organizational activity as it relates to the field of bankruptcy law, including administrative files, committee papers, meeting materials, and publications.
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American College of Bankruptcy Records
creator
American College of Bankruptcy
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PU-L.NBA.007
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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2 linear feet (about 1000 items)
inclusive date
1991-2003
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The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) was founded in 1989 to fund and assist projects related to bankruptcy practice, including consumer bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and international insolvency. The collection, 1991-2006, includes materials related to organizational activity as it relates to the field of bankruptcy law, including administrative files, committee papers, meeting materials, and publications.
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1990s 2000s
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English
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American College of Bankruptcy National Bankruptcy Review Commission (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: Law School Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1999-2006
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
Extent: 6 linear feet
The Penn Law School Legal Oral History Project was a collaborative effort from 1999 through 2006 by a team of faculty, librarians, and students to record and preserve first-person narratives of graduates and members of the Penn Law Community as well as notable public interest lawyers. The project began as a seminar, the goal of which was to train students in the theory and practice of oral history. Each student then selected a distinguished graduate or member of the Penn Law community and conducted a one-to-two hour videotaped interview. Following the interview, the student transcribed the videotape and prepared a biographical article. The collection, dated 1999-2006, includes transcripts of interviews of distinguished Penn Law School alumni, associated members of the Penn Law community, and public interest lawyers. The collection also includes biographical essays of the interview subjects and interview questions written by the law students, as well as background research compiled by the law students, typewritten correspondence, occasional photographs, brief handwritten annotations, and related materials.
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Penn Law School Legal Oral History Project Files
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University of Pennsylvania. Law School
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PU-L.BLL.001
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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6 linear feet
inclusive date
1999-2006
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The Penn Law School Legal Oral History Project was a collaborative effort from 1999 through 2006 by a team of faculty, librarians, and students to record and preserve first-person narratives of graduates and members of the Penn Law Community as well as notable public interest lawyers. The project began as a seminar, the goal of which was to train students in the theory and practice of oral history. Each student then selected a distinguished graduate or member of the Penn Law community and conducted a one-to-two hour videotaped interview. Following the interview, the student transcribed the videotape and prepared a biographical article. The collection, dated 1999-2006, includes transcripts of interviews of distinguished Penn Law School alumni, associated members of the Penn Law community, and public interest lawyers. The collection also includes biographical essays of the interview subjects and interview questions written by the law students, as well as background research compiled by the law students, typewritten correspondence, occasional photographs, brief handwritten annotations, and related materials.
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1990s 2000s
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English
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University of Pennsylvania. Law School
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Oral histories (document genres)
Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1929-1950
Creator:
Drinker, Henry Sandwith, 1880-1965, Creator
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Henry S. Drinker (1880-1965) was graduate of Haverford College, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1904, Drinker joined the prominent Philadelphia Law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath in 1904. An authority on legal ethics, Drinker's book on the subject, "Legal Ethics," was published in 1933 and went on to become a classic. An amateur musicologist, Drinker founded the Drinker Library of Choral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Drinker Music Center was dedicated in his name at Haverford College in 1962. Primarily writings by Henry S. Drinker regarding criticism by Sir Francis Newbolt over some of his books, an essay called "Legal Plots," and a writing called "The Lawyers of Anthony Trollope. The collection, 1929-1950, also includes correspondence with Alfred A. Knopf and Sir Francis Newbolt.
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Henry S. Drinker Papers
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Drinker, Henry Sandwith, 1880-1965, Creator
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PU-L.MSS.006
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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0.2 linear feet
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1929-1950
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Henry S. Drinker (1880-1965) was graduate of Haverford College, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1904, Drinker joined the prominent Philadelphia Law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath in 1904. An authority on legal ethics, Drinker's book on the subject, "Legal Ethics," was published in 1933 and went on to become a classic. An amateur musicologist, Drinker founded the Drinker Library of Choral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Drinker Music Center was dedicated in his name at Haverford College in 1962. Primarily writings by Henry S. Drinker regarding criticism by Sir Francis Newbolt over some of his books, an essay called "Legal Plots," and a writing called "The Lawyers of Anthony Trollope. The collection, 1929-1950, also includes correspondence with Alfred A. Knopf and Sir Francis Newbolt.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Drinker, Henry Sandwith, 1880-1965 Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984 -- Correspondence Newbolt, Francis, Sir, 1863-1940 -- Correspondence Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882 -- History-Sources
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Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1874-1949
Creator:
Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949, Creator
Extent: 1 linear foot (about 235 items)
William Draper Lewis was born in Philadelphia in 1867. In 1891, he received both a law degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he became editor of the American Law Register, one of the oldest legal periodicals of the time. That same year, Lewis married Caroline Mary Cope. They had four children, Henry, Alfreda Cope, Anna, and William Draper Jr. and resided in Germantown, Pennsylvania. In 1896, Lewis joined the law department at the University of Pennsylvania as Dean and Professor of Law. Under Lewis' leadership, the law school flourished as he recruited new faculty, broadened the curriculum, and strengthened the collections of the Biddle Law Library. He served as Dean until 1914 but continued on the faculty until 1924. In 1923, Lewis became the founding director of the American Law Institute (ALI). Lewis died in Northeast Harbor, Maine in 1949. The collection, 1874-1949, documents Lewis' personal life and span the years 1874-1949. A letter from Lewis to his mother written at age six and a letter from his son Henry to his widow Carrie written the year after his death are also included. The collection includes letters to and from his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. The collection documents Lewis' observations and opinions on the current events of his time, and his roles as husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
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William Draper Lewis Personal Correspondence
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Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949, Creator
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PU-L.MSS.002
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 linear foot (about 235 items)
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1874-1949
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William Draper Lewis was born in Philadelphia in 1867. In 1891, he received both a law degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he became editor of the American Law Register, one of the oldest legal periodicals of the time. That same year, Lewis married Caroline Mary Cope. They had four children, Henry, Alfreda Cope, Anna, and William Draper Jr. and resided in Germantown, Pennsylvania. In 1896, Lewis joined the law department at the University of Pennsylvania as Dean and Professor of Law. Under Lewis' leadership, the law school flourished as he recruited new faculty, broadened the curriculum, and strengthened the collections of the Biddle Law Library. He served as Dean until 1914 but continued on the faculty until 1924. In 1923, Lewis became the founding director of the American Law Institute (ALI). Lewis died in Northeast Harbor, Maine in 1949. The collection, 1874-1949, documents Lewis' personal life and span the years 1874-1949. A letter from Lewis to his mother written at age six and a letter from his son Henry to his widow Carrie written the year after his death are also included. The collection includes letters to and from his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. The collection documents Lewis' observations and opinions on the current events of his time, and his roles as husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
1947-1990
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 30 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 Second Restatement of the Law was an update to the American Law Institute's initial project, the First Restatement of the Law. The project secured initial funding through a Mellon grant in 1952 and was completed in 1988. The Second Restatement of the Law attempted to refine the clarification of nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. The ALI added two principal areas to the Second Restatement projects: Foreign Relations Law, and Landlord and Tenant Relations. The collection, 1947-1990 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the Second Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve upon the codification project first established in the First Restatement of the Law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence to and from reporters about the restatements, comments from ALI members and outside experts, and related material.
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Second Restatement of the Law Records
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.002
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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30 linear feet
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1947-1990
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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 Second Restatement of the Law was an update to the American Law Institute's initial project, the First Restatement of the Law. The project secured initial funding through a Mellon grant in 1952 and was completed in 1988. The Second Restatement of the Law attempted to refine the clarification of nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. The ALI added two principal areas to the Second Restatement projects: Foreign Relations Law, and Landlord and Tenant Relations. The collection, 1947-1990 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the Second Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve upon the codification project first established in the First Restatement of the Law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Foreign Relations Law, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Torts, and Trusts. Official Institute drafts make up the bulk of the collection. State annotations constitute the second largest portion, while the remainder of the collection consists of correspondence to and from reporters about the restatements, comments from ALI members and outside experts, and related material.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 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
1936-1938
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1 linear foot
In 1935, the American Law Institute (ALI) partnered with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law to create an act that would complement the ALI's earlier Restatement of the Law of Property. At the time, the NCCUSL had already begun work on a Uniform Property Act. Richard Powell served as the reporter on the project representing the ALI. The resulting document, the Uniform Property Act, was adopted by the ALI in December 1958. The collection, 1936-1938, includes drafts, memoranda, and related records created in the course of drafting the Uniform Property Act.
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Uniform Property Act Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.013
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 linear foot
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1936-1938
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In 1935, the American Law Institute (ALI) partnered with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law to create an act that would complement the ALI's earlier Restatement of the Law of Property. At the time, the NCCUSL had already begun work on a Uniform Property Act. Richard Powell served as the reporter on the project representing the ALI. The resulting document, the Uniform Property Act, was adopted by the ALI in December 1958. The collection, 1936-1938, includes drafts, memoranda, and related records created in the course of drafting the Uniform Property Act.
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1930s
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English
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American Law Institute National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
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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
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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
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: 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.
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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
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2.3 linear feet
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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
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.
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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
2002 September 30
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1 item
This project culminated in "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Analysis and Proposed Federal Statute," which would impose uniform standards for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments throughout the United States. It also includes a comprehensive review of current law and discussion of the constitutional basis for federal legislation on the subject of foreign judgments. The project was formerly known as the International Jurisdiction and Judgments Project. This collection consists of one item: Council Draft No. 2, 2002 September 30.
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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.033
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 item
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2002 September 30
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This project culminated in "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Analysis and Proposed Federal Statute," which would impose uniform standards for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments throughout the United States. It also includes a comprehensive review of current law and discussion of the constitutional basis for federal legislation on the subject of foreign judgments. The project was formerly known as the International Jurisdiction and Judgments Project. This collection consists of one item: Council Draft No. 2, 2002 September 30.
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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
1982-1988
Creator:
Kingsmill, Thomas Hartley
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (about 800 items)
T. Hartley Kingsmill was appointed Bankruptcy Judge to the Eastern District of Louisiana in 2003. The collection, 1982-1988, chiefly includes correspondence, reports, photocopies of legislation, and related material regarding Kingsmill's activity as a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
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T. Hartley Kingsmill Papers
creator
Kingsmill, Thomas Hartley
id
PU-L.NBA.022
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
0.5 linear feet (about 800 items)
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1982-1988
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T. Hartley Kingsmill was appointed Bankruptcy Judge to the Eastern District of Louisiana in 2003. The collection, 1982-1988, chiefly includes correspondence, reports, photocopies of legislation, and related material regarding Kingsmill's activity as a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
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1980s
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English
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Kingsmill, Thomas Hartley National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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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.
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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)
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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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language_facet
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
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.
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Geoffrey C. Hazard Director's Files
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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: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2011-04-28
2005
Extent: 5 items
Conrad B. Duberstein (1915-2005) earned his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College in 1938 and his J.D. from St. John's University Law School in 1942. From 1943 to 1945, Duberstein served in the United States Army, where he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantry Badge. When he left the Army following the end of World War II, Duberstein joined the Brooklyn law firm of Schwartz, Rudin, and Duberstein (the latter partner named after his uncle). In 1971, he became a partner at Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston, and Rosen, where he remained until his retirement in 1981. In 1981, he was appointed to the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court of New York. He was appointed that court's Chief Judge in 1984, a position he held for the rest of his career. In 1991, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. John's University Law School. The collection, 2005, contains 5 DVDs of footage honoring the career of Duberstein.
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Conrad B. Duberstein Collection
creator
id
PU-L.NBA.024
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
5 items
inclusive date
2005
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Conrad B. Duberstein (1915-2005) earned his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College in 1938 and his J.D. from St. John's University Law School in 1942. From 1943 to 1945, Duberstein served in the United States Army, where he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantry Badge. When he left the Army following the end of World War II, Duberstein joined the Brooklyn law firm of Schwartz, Rudin, and Duberstein (the latter partner named after his uncle). In 1971, he became a partner at Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston, and Rosen, where he remained until his retirement in 1981. In 1981, he was appointed to the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court of New York. He was appointed that court's Chief Judge in 1984, a position he held for the rest of his career. In 1991, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. John's University Law School. The collection, 2005, contains 5 DVDs of footage honoring the career of Duberstein.
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English
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Duberstein, Conrad B., 1915-2005
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DVDs Oral histories (document genres)
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