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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1930-1935
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 7 items
In December 1930, the American Law Institute (ALI) began work on drafting an Act on Double Jeopardy, later known as the Administration of the Criminal Law project. William E. Mikell of the University of Pennsylvania Law School served as Reporter. The project culminated in the creation of an Official Draft, adopted by the ALI, with amendments, on August 15, 1935. The collection, 1930-1935, includes preliminary drafts, tentative drafts, a proposed final draft, and an official draft related to the subject of double jeopardy as outlined in the Administration of the Criminal Law project. (View full finding aid.)
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Administration of the Criminal Law Drafts
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.016
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7 items
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1930-1935
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In December 1930, the American Law Institute (ALI) began work on drafting an Act on Double Jeopardy, later known as the Administration of the Criminal Law project. William E. Mikell of the University of Pennsylvania Law School served as Reporter. The project culminated in the creation of an Official Draft, adopted by the ALI, with amendments, on August 15, 1935. The collection, 1930-1935, includes preliminary drafts, tentative drafts, a proposed final draft, and an official draft related to the subject of double jeopardy as outlined in the Administration of the Criminal Law project.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1923-2000, undated
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 8 linear feet
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. An association of practitioners and scholars known as the “Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for Improvement of Law” published a study that recommended a lawyers’ organization be formed to improve the law and its administration. The committee was chaired by Elihu Root and counted Learned Hand, Benjamin Cardozo, and Samuel Williston among its members. This photograph collection is comprised of portraits of ALI directors, presidents, members, and staff. Also included are photographs from the Annual Meeting, including the 1st Annual Meeting in 1923. (View full finding aid.)
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American Law Institute Photograph Collection
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.11.001
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8 linear feet
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1923-2000, undated
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The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. An association of practitioners and scholars known as the “Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for Improvement of Law” published a study that recommended a lawyers’ organization be formed to improve the law and its administration. The committee was chaired by Elihu Root and counted Learned Hand, Benjamin Cardozo, and Samuel Williston among its members. This photograph collection is comprised of portraits of ALI directors, presidents, members, and staff. Also included are photographs from the Annual Meeting, including the 1st Annual Meeting in 1923.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1923-2005
Creator:
American Law Institute, Creator
Extent: 18 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." 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. (View full finding aid.)
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Annual Meeting Records
creator
American Law Institute, Creator
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PU-L.ALI.09
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18 linear feet
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1923-2005
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1950-1963
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
In 1952, the American Law Institute secured funding for an exploratory project on possible work in antitrust law. Robert R. Bowie was appointed Reporter for the project. In 1953, a report was published, but no further action was taken by ALI. Work on the project continued throughout the 1960s, with a resolution adopted in 1961 that a project related to antitrust law be recommenced in the next round of funding. Correspondence, reports, and other records, 1950-1963, related to a study commissioned by the American Law Institute regarding possible work in the field of anti-trust and patent law. (View full finding aid.)
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Anti-Trust and Patent Law Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.029
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0.5 linear feet
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1950-1963
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In 1952, the American Law Institute secured funding for an exploratory project on possible work in antitrust law. Robert R. Bowie was appointed Reporter for the project. In 1953, a report was published, but no further action was taken by ALI. Work on the project continued throughout the 1960s, with a resolution adopted in 1961 that a project related to antitrust law be recommenced in the next round of funding. Correspondence, reports, and other records, 1950-1963, related to a study commissioned by the American Law Institute regarding possible work in the field of anti-trust and patent law.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
circa 1925-1959
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 150 items
In March 1925, the American Law Institute (ALI) started the Code of Criminal Procedure project. The resulting volume attempted to provide a framework for effective administration of criminal law while maintaining protection for the rights of the accused. The collection, circa 1925-1959, includes drafts, correspondence, minutes, and other materials related to the drafting of the code, which outlined procedures for carrying out criminal law and defined the rights of the accused in areas such as arrest, bail, and execution. (View full finding aid.)
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Code of Criminal Procedure Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.025
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150 items
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circa 1925-1959
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In March 1925, the American Law Institute (ALI) started the Code of Criminal Procedure project. The resulting volume attempted to provide a framework for effective administration of criminal law while maintaining protection for the rights of the accused. The collection, circa 1925-1959, includes drafts, correspondence, minutes, and other materials related to the drafting of the code, which outlined procedures for carrying out criminal law and defined the rights of the accused in areas such as arrest, bail, and execution.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Committees
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.03
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Complex Litigation Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.031
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1.3 linear feet
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Council Records
creator
American Law Institute, Creator
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PU-L.ALI.01
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21 linear feet
inclusive date
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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1935-1959
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 4 linear feet
In 1938, the American Law Institute (ALI) formed the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee to review the findings of a New York City study of criminal behavior among young people called "Youth in the Toils." The culmination of the committee's work was the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, a model act that favored the integration of a number of youth treatment processes already employed by various states. The committee also proposed the creation of a Youth Authority, a state-wide panel that would handle sentencing guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment and not punishment, for all underage criminal offenders. Following the Model Youth Corrections Authority Act's promulgation in 1940, the ALI appointed a special adviser, John R. Ellingston, to help states adopt Youth Authority legislation. This outreach effort was known as the Youth Authority Program. The Youth Authority Program lasted until 1951. The collection, 1935-1959, includes background information, correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, comments, memoranda, reports, publications, and related material regarding the drafting of the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, adopted by the ALI in 1940, and the Youth Authority Program, an initiative that encouraged state adoption of the Youth Authority legislation. (View full finding aid.)
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Criminal Justice--Youth Committee Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.024
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4 linear feet
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1935-1959
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In 1938, the American Law Institute (ALI) formed the Criminal Justice--Youth Committee to review the findings of a New York City study of criminal behavior among young people called "Youth in the Toils." The culmination of the committee's work was the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, a model act that favored the integration of a number of youth treatment processes already employed by various states. The committee also proposed the creation of a Youth Authority, a state-wide panel that would handle sentencing guidelines, with an emphasis on treatment and not punishment, for all underage criminal offenders. Following the Model Youth Corrections Authority Act's promulgation in 1940, the ALI appointed a special adviser, John R. Ellingston, to help states adopt Youth Authority legislation. This outreach effort was known as the Youth Authority Program. The Youth Authority Program lasted until 1951. The collection, 1935-1959, includes background information, correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, comments, memoranda, reports, publications, and related material regarding the drafting of the Model Youth Correction Authority Act, adopted by the ALI in 1940, and the Youth Authority Program, an initiative that encouraged state adoption of the Youth Authority legislation.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1985-1992
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
This project constitutes a report to the Institute rather than by the Institute. The first volume details the legal and social concerns that gave rise to the study in the mid-1980s, and distills contemporary scholarship dealing with how well various institutions—prominently, but not exclusively, tort litigation—have performed in addressing the human and economic problems created by personal injuries. The second volume undertakes an in-depth analysis of those facets of the tort system that have proved especially troublesome in recent years and presents the Reporters’ judgments about how the tort system should evolve in the future. The collection, 1985-1992, includes correspondence with foundations and other agencies who funded the project, correspondence with project members and other interested parties, reports submitted to Council, consultants and advisers, and publications of the study. (View full finding aid.)
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Enterprise Responsibility for Personal Injury Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.026
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3.5 linear feet
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1985-1992
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This project constitutes a report to the Institute rather than by the Institute. The first volume details the legal and social concerns that gave rise to the study in the mid-1980s, and distills contemporary scholarship dealing with how well various institutions—prominently, but not exclusively, tort litigation—have performed in addressing the human and economic problems created by personal injuries. The second volume undertakes an in-depth analysis of those facets of the tort system that have proved especially troublesome in recent years and presents the Reporters’ judgments about how the tort system should evolve in the future. The collection, 1985-1992, includes correspondence with foundations and other agencies who funded the project, correspondence with project members and other interested parties, reports submitted to Council, consultants and advisers, and publications of the study.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1923-1999
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 55.25 linear feet
The Executive Office of the American Law Institute (ALI) performs the organization's major administrative functions, including fundraising, negotiating publication of ALI materials, and coordinating ALI projects. With most of the Reporters located at institutions all over the world, the office also serves as the central depository for the collection of records related to ALI projects. The collection, 1923-1999, primarily includes letters written by and received from staff in the ALI's Executive Office, including the Director and Deputy Director. For more detailed information about the scope and content of this collection, please consult the individual series. (View full finding aid.)
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Executive Office
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.02
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55.25 linear feet
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1923-1999
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The Executive Office of the American Law Institute (ALI) performs the organization's major administrative functions, including fundraising, negotiating publication of ALI materials, and coordinating ALI projects. With most of the Reporters located at institutions all over the world, the office also serves as the central depository for the collection of records related to ALI projects. The collection, 1923-1999, primarily includes letters written by and received from staff in the ALI's Executive Office, including the Director and Deputy Director. For more detailed information about the scope and content of this collection, please consult the individual series.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Federal Income Tax Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.012
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8 linear feet
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1946-1981
(Bulk: 1949-1969)
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 17 linear feet
The Federal Income, State, and Gift Tax Project consisted of a series of non-binding recommendations to students, teachers, litigators, and legislators as they dealt with the evolving tax code. The collection, 1946-1981 (bulk: 1949-1969), includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related records concerning various tax-related projects conducted by the ALI from the mid-1940s to 1969. (View full finding aid.)
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Federal Income, Estate, and Gift Tax Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.011
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17 linear feet
inclusive date
1946-1981
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1949-1969
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The Federal Income, State, and Gift Tax Project consisted of a series of non-binding recommendations to students, teachers, litigators, and legislators as they dealt with the evolving tax code. The collection, 1946-1981 (bulk: 1949-1969), includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related records concerning various tax-related projects conducted by the ALI from the mid-1940s to 1969.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1995-2001
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
The Federal Judicial Code Revision Project is the Institute’s third major work on the jurisdiction of the federal courts. In 1969, the American Law Institute published its Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts. In 1994 it finished work on the Complex Litigation Project and published Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. This work reconsiders three subjects within Title 28 of the United States Code: supplemental jurisdiction, venue, and removal. (View full finding aid.)
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Federal Judicial Code Revision Project Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.028
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0.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1995-2001
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The Federal Judicial Code Revision Project is the Institute’s third major work on the jurisdiction of the federal courts. In 1969, the American Law Institute published its Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts. In 1994 it finished work on the Complex Litigation Project and published Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. This work reconsiders three subjects within Title 28 of the United States Code: supplemental jurisdiction, venue, and removal.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1968-1981
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 5.3 linear feet
In the late 1960s, the American Bar Association's Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities recommended that a codification of securities law be undertaken by the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI approved the project, appointing Louis Loss as the reporter in 1969. The purpose of the project was to analyze, integrate, and improve an array of federal acts related to securities law. The American Bar Association played an active role in reviewing and advising the committee on its work. The ALI approved the Federal Securities Code on May 19, 1978. Loss continued working with the project's consultants, advisers, and other interested parties to prepare a final draft of commentary on the code. Although the ALI assumed no responsibility for Loss's comments, the organization authorized the publication of a Reporter's Commentary with the Federal Securities Code in 1980. The collection, 1968-1981, includes correspondence, meeting records, drafts, and other materials relating to the drafting of the Federal Securities Code, a project that sought to simplify and consolidate the law as it related to financial securities. (View full finding aid.)
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Federal Securities Code Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.022
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5.3 linear feet
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1968-1981
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In the late 1960s, the American Bar Association's Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities recommended that a codification of securities law be undertaken by the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI approved the project, appointing Louis Loss as the reporter in 1969. The purpose of the project was to analyze, integrate, and improve an array of federal acts related to securities law. The American Bar Association played an active role in reviewing and advising the committee on its work. The ALI approved the Federal Securities Code on May 19, 1978. Loss continued working with the project's consultants, advisers, and other interested parties to prepare a final draft of commentary on the code. Although the ALI assumed no responsibility for Loss's comments, the organization authorized the publication of a Reporter's Commentary with the Federal Securities Code in 1980. The collection, 1968-1981, includes correspondence, meeting records, drafts, and other materials relating to the drafting of the Federal Securities Code, a project that sought to simplify and consolidate the law as it related to financial securities.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1923-1965
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 41.5 linear feet (about 1500 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." The ALI worked on the First Restatement of the Law from 1923-1944. The project attempted to clarify nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Two other subject areas, Business Associations and Sales of Land, were explored but never officially adopted by the ALI. The final draft of the restatement was approved at the ALI Annual meeting in May 1942. The collection, 1923-1959 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the First Restatement of the Law, which sought to codify and simplify the law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, 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 from and to reporters about the restatements. (View full finding aid.)
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First Restatement of the Law Records
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.001
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41.5 linear feet (about 1500 items)
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1923-1965
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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 ALI worked on the First Restatement of the Law from 1923-1944. The project attempted to clarify nine broad subject areas of law: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. Two other subject areas, Business Associations and Sales of Land, were explored but never officially adopted by the ALI. The final draft of the restatement was approved at the ALI Annual meeting in May 1942. The collection, 1923-1959 and undated, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, meeting minutes, state annotations, and other materials related to the First Restatement of the Law, which sought to codify and simplify the law. Nine broad subject areas include: Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, 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 from and to reporters about the restatements.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1929-1968
(Bulk: 1929-1948)
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Following the publication of the First Restatement of the Law, in 1936 the American Law Institute (ALI) held a series of meetings and published a series of reports that considered what additional areas of the law might be selected for future restatement projects. Work on the project continued into the mid-1940s. Many fields were considered, but only a few were actually selected for inclusion in future restatement projects. The collection, 1929-1968 and undated (bulk: 1929-1948), includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to areas of the law up for consideration for future restatement projects, including business associations, industrial relations, and monopolies. (View full finding aid.)
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Future of the Institute Records
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.020
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1.5 linear feet
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1929-1968
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1929-1948
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Following the publication of the First Restatement of the Law, in 1936 the American Law Institute (ALI) held a series of meetings and published a series of reports that considered what additional areas of the law might be selected for future restatement projects. Work on the project continued into the mid-1940s. Many fields were considered, but only a few were actually selected for inclusion in future restatement projects. The collection, 1929-1968 and undated (bulk: 1929-1948), includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records related to areas of the law up for consideration for future restatement projects, including business associations, industrial relations, and monopolies.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1946-1947
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
In 1947, the American Law Institute (ALI) authorized the drafting of amendments proposed due to changes in the law since the publication of the First Restatement of the Law. The purpose of the ALI's charge was designed to bring the Restatement "up-to-date" and in keeping with current law. The collection, 1946-1947, includes correspondence, meeting records, drafts, and other records related to the drafting of amendments to the ALI's First Restatement of the Law. (View full finding aid.)
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Keeping the Restatement Up-To-Date Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.021
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0.5 linear feet
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1946-1947
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In 1947, the American Law Institute (ALI) authorized the drafting of amendments proposed due to changes in the law since the publication of the First Restatement of the Law. The purpose of the ALI's charge was designed to bring the Restatement "up-to-date" and in keeping with current law. The collection, 1946-1947, includes correspondence, meeting records, drafts, and other records related to the drafting of amendments to the ALI's First Restatement of the Law.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1937-1939
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
In 1937, the American Law Institute partnered with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law to analyze and correct perceived defects in the Law of Airflight. The Law of Airflight project was concerned with three acts: the Aviation Liability Act, the Law of Airflight, and the Air Jurisdiction Act. The collection, 1937-1939, includes correspondence, minutes, proceedings, drafts and related materials concerning the ALI's involvement with NCCUSL to correct perceived errors in the Law of Airflight. (View full finding aid.)
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Law of Airflight Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.014
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0.5 linear feet
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1937-1939
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In 1937, the American Law Institute partnered with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law to analyze and correct perceived defects in the Law of Airflight. The Law of Airflight project was concerned with three acts: the Aviation Liability Act, the Law of Airflight, and the Air Jurisdiction Act. The collection, 1937-1939, includes correspondence, minutes, proceedings, drafts and related materials concerning the ALI's involvement with NCCUSL to correct perceived errors in the Law of Airflight.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1939-1954
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2.25 linear feet
In the course of establishing what would become the First Restatement of the Law, the American Law Institute (ALI) considered including a clarification of the Law of Evidence. However, due to perceived deficiencies in the law, the American Law Institute resolved to begin a project that would provide a thorough reworking of the existing law of evidence. In 1939, the ALI secured funding to develop such a project. Edmund M. Morgan served as Reporter, and John H. Wigmore served as Chief Consultant. The resulting body of law was the Model Code of Evidence, adopted by the ALI in May 1942. The collection, 1939-1954, includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related material concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Evidence, an effort to standardize common-law evidence rules. (View full finding aid.)
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Model Code of Evidence Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.010
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2.25 linear feet
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1939-1954
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In the course of establishing what would become the First Restatement of the Law, the American Law Institute (ALI) considered including a clarification of the Law of Evidence. However, due to perceived deficiencies in the law, the American Law Institute resolved to begin a project that would provide a thorough reworking of the existing law of evidence. In 1939, the ALI secured funding to develop such a project. Edmund M. Morgan served as Reporter, and John H. Wigmore served as Chief Consultant. The resulting body of law was the Model Code of Evidence, adopted by the ALI in May 1942. The collection, 1939-1954, includes correspondence, meeting minutes, drafts, memoranda, commentary, outside publications, and related material concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Evidence, an effort to standardize common-law evidence rules.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1965-1975
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2 linear feet
In 1964, the American Law Institute (ALI) secured funding to develop a model statute governing law enforcement and pre-arraignment procedures within criminal law. James Vorenberg served as Chief Reporter on the project. The resulting statute was the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure, adopted by the ALI in May 1975. The collection, 1965-1975, includes drafts, memoranda, and commentary concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure. (View full finding aid.)
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Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.009
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2 linear feet
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1965-1975
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In 1964, the American Law Institute (ALI) secured funding to develop a model statute governing law enforcement and pre-arraignment procedures within criminal law. James Vorenberg served as Chief Reporter on the project. The resulting statute was the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure, adopted by the ALI in May 1975. The collection, 1965-1975, includes drafts, memoranda, and commentary concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1960-1974 and undated
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2 linear feet
In 1964, the American Law Institute (ALI) secured funding to examine and codify the law relating to land use and development. The resulting document was the Model Land Development Code, adopted by the ALI in May 1975. The collection, 1960-1974 and undated, includes preliminary studies, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related material concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Land Development Code. (View full finding aid.)
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Model Land Development Code Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.008
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2 linear feet
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1960-1974 and undated
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In 1964, the American Law Institute (ALI) secured funding to examine and codify the law relating to land use and development. The resulting document was the Model Land Development Code, adopted by the ALI in May 1975. The collection, 1960-1974 and undated, includes preliminary studies, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related material concerning the drafting and adoption of the Model Land Development Code.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1978-1979
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 5 items
In 1977, The American Law Institute joined with joined with the American Bar Association to study ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. The study resulted in the publication of A Model Peer Review System in 1980. The collection, 1978-1979, includes drafts related to a study undertaken by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education that examined ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. (View full finding aid.)
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Model Peer Review System Drafts
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.017
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5 items
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1978-1979
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In 1977, The American Law Institute joined with joined with the American Bar Association to study ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. The study resulted in the publication of A Model Peer Review System in 1980. The collection, 1978-1979, includes drafts related to a study undertaken by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education that examined ways to improve professional competence among lawyers.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1942-1985
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 11 linear feet
The Model Penal Code, first completed in 1962 and revised and expanded over the next 20 years, played an important role in the revision and codification of criminal law. The Chief Reporter on the project was Herbert Wechsler. A Criminal Law Advisory Committee was established to provide the reportorial staff with guidance in the drafting of the Code. A Proposed Official Draft was published in 1962. This version generated wide response among legislatures and courts, prompting a revision and expansion of the code's commentaries that began in 1976. A final version of the Model Penal Code, with revised commentaries, was published in 1985. The Code proved to be particularly influential in the areas of jurisdiction, double jeopardy, responsibility, criminal attempts, theft, abortion, obscenity, sentencing, and capital punishment. The collection, 1942-1985, includes correspondence, meeting materials, proceedings, drafts, reports, reference materials, published versions, citations, and related records regarding the drafting of the Model Penal Code, which consolidated and codified previous legislation and judicial opinions related to criminal law. (View full finding aid.)
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Model Penal Code Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.005
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11 linear feet
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1942-1985
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The Model Penal Code, first completed in 1962 and revised and expanded over the next 20 years, played an important role in the revision and codification of criminal law. The Chief Reporter on the project was Herbert Wechsler. A Criminal Law Advisory Committee was established to provide the reportorial staff with guidance in the drafting of the Code. A Proposed Official Draft was published in 1962. This version generated wide response among legislatures and courts, prompting a revision and expansion of the code's commentaries that began in 1976. A final version of the Model Penal Code, with revised commentaries, was published in 1985. The Code proved to be particularly influential in the areas of jurisdiction, double jeopardy, responsibility, criminal attempts, theft, abortion, obscenity, sentencing, and capital punishment. The collection, 1942-1985, includes correspondence, meeting materials, proceedings, drafts, reports, reference materials, published versions, citations, and related records regarding the drafting of the Model Penal Code, which consolidated and codified previous legislation and judicial opinions related to criminal law.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
2002-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2 items
This project revisits the American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code sentencing provisions in light of the many changes in sentencing philosophy and practice that have taken place in the more than 40 years since the Code was first developed. The collection includes Preliminary Draft Nos. 1 and 2, 2002-2003. (View full finding aid.)
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Model Penal Code: Sentencing Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.034
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2 items
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2002-2003
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This project revisits the American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code sentencing provisions in light of the many changes in sentencing philosophy and practice that have taken place in the more than 40 years since the Code was first developed. The collection includes Preliminary Draft Nos. 1 and 2, 2002-2003.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1989-1993
Creator:
American Law Institute, Interviewer
Extent: 8 items
In 1989, the American Law Institute began producing videotaped oral history interviews with individuals who were active in the Institute's affairs. The project is ongoing. The Oral Histories Record Group, 1989-1993, includes video oral history recordings with Herbert Wechsler (1989 April 13), Homer Kripke (1989 September 9), and A. James Casner (1990 May 16). Each oral history has a corresponding transcript. Also included is a typewritten transcript of an oral history with Paul Wolkin (1993 July 8 and 26). (View full finding aid.)
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Oral Histories
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American Law Institute, Interviewer
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PU-L.ALI.12
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8 items
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1989-1993
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In 1989, the American Law Institute began producing videotaped oral history interviews with individuals who were active in the Institute's affairs. The project is ongoing. The Oral Histories Record Group, 1989-1993, includes video oral history recordings with Herbert Wechsler (1989 April 13), Homer Kripke (1989 September 9), and A. James Casner (1990 May 16). Each oral history has a corresponding transcript. Also included is a typewritten transcript of an oral history with Paul Wolkin (1993 July 8 and 26).
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Paths to a Better Way Study Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.015
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1996-2004
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
In 2004 the Governing Council of UNIDROIT adopted the Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure prepared by a joint American Law Institute/UNIDROIT Study Group. The Principles, consisting of 31 provisions, aim at reconciling differences among various national rules of civil procedure, taking into account the peculiarities of transnational disputes as compared to purely domestic ones. The collection, 1996-2004, includes drafts and related records regarding the drafting of the principles. (View full finding aid.)
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Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.030
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0.5 linear feet
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1996-2004
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In 2004 the Governing Council of UNIDROIT adopted the Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure prepared by a joint American Law Institute/UNIDROIT Study Group. The Principles, consisting of 31 provisions, aim at reconciling differences among various national rules of civil procedure, taking into account the peculiarities of transnational disputes as compared to purely domestic ones. The collection, 1996-2004, includes drafts and related records regarding the drafting of the principles.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Principles of Corporate Governance Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.023
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
2002-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2 items
This project aims to draft legal principles for the nonprofit sector, including principles relating to governance and to the duties of governing boards and individual fiduciaries. The collection includes two drafts, 2002-2003. (View full finding aid.)
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Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.035
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2 items
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2002-2003
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This project aims to draft legal principles for the nonprofit sector, including principles relating to governance and to the duties of governing boards and individual fiduciaries. The collection includes two drafts, 2002-2003.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Project Records
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.033
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Records of the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.027
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Reel-to-reel Audio
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.011
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37 boxes (about 420 reels)
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1937-1976
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 2 linear feet (18 items)
In 1934, the American Law Institute (ALI) started publishing volumes entitled The Restatement in the Courts, a supplemental tool that provided references to court decisions that had cited the ALI's Restatements of the Law. The collection, 1937-1976, includes editions of The Restatement in the Courts and undated indices. (View full finding aid.)
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Restatement in the Courts Volumes
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.019
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2 linear feet (18 items)
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1937-1976
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In 1934, the American Law Institute (ALI) started publishing volumes entitled The Restatement in the Courts, a supplemental tool that provided references to court decisions that had cited the ALI's Restatements of the Law. The collection, 1937-1976, includes editions of The Restatement in the Courts and undated indices.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Restatement of the Law: Third Records
creator
American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.003
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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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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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Statement of Essential Human Rights Project Records
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.006
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4.5 linear feet
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1924-2008
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1959-1969
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet
At the May 1959 Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI), Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren encouraged the ALI to undertake a study to define the jurisdictions of state and federal courts. Following a feasibility study by Professor Charles Bunn, the ALI assembled a group of its members to create the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968. The resulting study formed the basis of Title 28 in the United States Code. The collection, 1959-1969, includes a preliminary study, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related records concerning the drafting and adoption of the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts. (View full finding aid.)
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Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.007
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1.5 cubic feet
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1959-1969
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At the May 1959 Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI), Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren encouraged the ALI to undertake a study to define the jurisdictions of state and federal courts. Following a feasibility study by Professor Charles Bunn, the ALI assembled a group of its members to create the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968. The resulting study formed the basis of Title 28 in the United States Code. The collection, 1959-1969, includes a preliminary study, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related records concerning the drafting and adoption of the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Uniform Commercial Code Records
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American Law Institute National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
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PU-L.ALI.04.004
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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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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1937-1941
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 14 items
In 1936, The American Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law jointly undertook a project to draft a statute that established a common policy for dealing with contributions among people who have been found guilty of committing a wrong. The statute, promulgated in 1939, was called the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act. The collection, 1937-1941, includes drafts and correspondence related to the joint ALI-NCCUSL project to draft a model statute concerned with contributions among tortfeasors. (View full finding aid.)
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Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act Records
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.018
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14 items
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1937-1941
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In 1936, The American Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law jointly undertook a project to draft a statute that established a common policy for dealing with contributions among people who have been found guilty of committing a wrong. The statute, promulgated in 1939, was called the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act. The collection, 1937-1941, includes drafts and correspondence related to the joint ALI-NCCUSL project to draft a model statute concerned with contributions among tortfeasors.
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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1936-1938
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American Law Institute
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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. (View full finding aid.)
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Uniform Property Act Records
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American Law Institute
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PU-L.ALI.04.013
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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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