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Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project)

ALI.10.002

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
Kane, Mary Kay
Title:
Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project)
Date [inclusive]:
1988-1993
Call Number:
ALI.10.002
Extent:
1 linear foot
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary Kay Kane graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 1971. She served as a Professor at the State University of New York - Buffalo Law School from 1974 to 1977 and as a professor, Academic Dean, Dean, and Chancellor at the University of California, Hastings Law School from 1977 to 2006. Kane's area of interest was civil procedure from which she published many books and articles. She served as the Assistant Reporter for the American Law Institute Complex Litigation Project.The Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project), 1988-1993, include correspondence and meeting transcripts related to Kane's work as Assistant Reporter on the American Law Institute (ALI) Complex Litigation Project, published in 1994 as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The majority of the series is correspondence regarding drafts, advising, and the Choice of Law clause. The meeting transcripts include transcripts of the ALI annual meetings and consultative meetings from 1989 to 1990.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Mary Kay Kane Papers Series (Complex Litigation Project), Reporters' Papers Record Group, ALI.10.002, Biddle Law Library Archives, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Mary Kay Kane was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan for her B.A. in English, graduating in 1968, and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with her J.D. with honors in 1971. After commencement, she became the Co-Director of the National Science Foundation project on confidentiality, privacy, and social science research working both at University of Michigan and Harvard Law School.

In 1974, Kane started teaching at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School as an Assistant Professor. She left SUNY-Buffalo Law School to become a professor at University of California, Hastings Law School in 1977. Kane was Assistant Academic Dean from 1980 to 1982, Acting Academic Dean from 1987 to 1988, Academic Dean from 1990 to 1993 and Dean from 1993 to 2006 at California, Hastings Law School. She also served as Chancellor from 2000 to 2006 and has taught as a visiting professor at University of Michigan, Boalt Hill, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Kane has written many books and articles on civil procedure of law. She served as Assistant Reporter for the American Law Institute Complex Litigation Project, of which she is a member. In 2001, Kane held the position of President of the Association of American Law Schools. She is also a member of the Council of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and a member of the Standing Committee on Practice and Procedure for the United States Judicial Conference.

Scope and Contents

The Mary Kay Kane Papers (Complex Litigation Project), 1988-1993, include correspondence and meeting transcripts related to Kane's work as Assistant Reporter on the American Law Institute's (ALI) Complex Litigation Project, which was published in 1994 as Complex Litigation: Statutory Recommendations and Analysis. The majority of the series is correspondence regarding drafts, advising, and the Choice of Law provision. The meeting transcripts include transcripts of the ALI annual meetings and consultative meetings from 1989 to 1990.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives,  2010

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from the Mary Kay Kane in 1999.

Processing Information note

Processed by Megan Good, February 2010.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For additional records related to the Complex Litigation Project, please see the Complex Litigation Project Records, ALI.04.031.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Law Institute
Subject(s)
  • Complex litigation

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Other Finding Aids note

An offline container list is available in spreadsheet form. Please contact the Archives for more information.

Bibliography

Mary Kay Kane, Emeritus Professor of Law. University of California, Hastings. http://www.uchastings.edu/faculty-administration/ faculty/kane/index.html (Accessed February 18, 2010).

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1988-1993.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence related to Kane's work as Assistant Reporter (along with Arthur R. Miller as Reporter) on Complex Litigation for the ALI. The series includes correspondence regarding drafts, Tentative Draft #3, Choice of Law, and the Advisory Group.

Meeting Materials, 1989-1990.

Scope and Contents note

Meeting transcripts related comments documenting Kane's work as Associate Reporter (along with Arthur R. Miller as Reporter) for Complex Litigation from the ALI 1989 and 1990 Annual Meetings and meetings held with advisors and member of a consultative group from 1989 to 1990.