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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Law. Newsletter

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The Northwestern University Law School Newsletter was first published during the First World War and sent to students and alumni in the military. The first six newsletters were called Soldiers' News Letter. Beginning with number seven, the title changed to Northwestern University Law School Newsletter. The newsletter ceased publication in 1919 after eighteen issues were published. Between the years 1917-1918, one hundred and seventy-nine Northwestern law students and alumni served in the military and nine lost their lives.

With the advent of the Second World War, the newsletter was resurrected and sent to hundreds of Northwestern Law School alumni and students serving in the military. Sarah B. Morgan, longtime secretary to Law School Dean John H. Wigmore, prepared and edited the newsletter. For law students and alumni in the military, the newsletter offered information concerning the activities of their fellow classmates in the service. Forty-three issues were published during the war. Of the hundreds of Northwestern University Law School students and alumni in military service during the Second World War, fourteen lost their lives.

For more information about the Northwestern University Law School, see Northwestern University School of Law - A Short History by James A. Rahl and Kurt Schwerin (Chicago: Northwestern University School of Law, 1960)

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Northwestern University Law School Newsletter Records

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Identifier: 17/16
Abstract The Northwestern University Law School Newsletter was first published during the First World War and sent to students and alumni in the military. With the advent of the Second World War, the newsletter was resurrected and sent to hundreds of Northwestern Law School alumni and students serving in the military. In addition to the newsletters, the Northwestern University Law School Newsletter Records include correspondence between the editor of the newsletter and U.S. servicemen during the Second...