Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Law
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Included in this series is a small and scattered collection of early administrative records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. The records date between 1909 and 1934. The types of records found here may be discerned by reviewing the container list below.
Dates: 1909-1934, and undated
Abstract Leigh Buchanan Bienen, senior lecturer at the Northwestern School of Law and wife of Northwestern University president Henry S. Bienen, joined the School of Law in 1995, the same year her husband took office. She lectures in the areas of criminal law, juries, and law and social science, and has additional areas of interest and expertise in capital punishment, sex crimes, and rape reform legislation. In addition, she is a prolific writer of fiction, mainly short stories and plays....
Abstract The Walter Wheeler Cook Papers consist of 1.5 archival boxes, spanning the years 1898 to 1944. Materials include: biographical items; correspondence; items relating to the Institute for the Study of Law at Johns Hopkins University; papers and addresses; journal articles; and class notes. Relatively little of the collection covers his years as professor of law at Northwestern (1935 to 1944). The core of this collection relates to Cook's role as one of the "originating four" professors at the...
Abstract The original materials of the Frederic B. Crossley Papers occupy three boxes and span the period 1910 to 1938. An addition consisting of seven boxes of correspondence, spanning the years 1905-1930 was later added to the collection. With the exception of five folders of biographical materials (mostly financial records) the Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence. The general correspondence pertains primarily to Crossley's legal practice and to his interests in real estate. A...
Abstract The Arthur J. Goldberg papers span the years ca. 1961-78 and fill 43 document boxes. The papers consist primarily of Supreme Court case records from the Court's October Terms, 1962 through 1964. The remaining records pertain to Goldberg's administrative affairs while on the Court, and to his involvement with numerous community organizations, civil committees, and scholarly institutions. The records are arranged in four categories: biographical materials, Supreme Court case records, Supreme...
Dates: ca. 1961-1978
Abstract An instructor at Northwestern University's School of Law, Goldstein taught trial technique from 1934 to 1947. From 1932 to 1946 he was director of, and instructor in, the Lawyers Post Graduate Clinics. The Irving Goldstein Papers occupy one box and run from 1919 to 1969. The bulk of the collection is correspondence dealing primarily with legal, teaching and publishing matters. The small amount of biographical material includes Goldstein's honorable discharge from World War I.
Abstract Leon Green was named dean of the Northwestern University School of Law in 1929. He succeeded John H. Wigmore, and remained in the position until 1947. At Northwestern, Green successfully steered the School of Law through some of its most difficult periods, including the years of the Depression and of the Second World War. The series consists largely of correspondence and documents relating to the administration of the School of Law. The collection of correspondence includes letters to and from...
Abstract Harold Havighurst taught law at Northwestern University from 1930 to 1966, and distinguished himself as a leader in his profession with an innovative teaching method. The Harold Havighurst Papers consist of correspondence; statistics, membership and address lists, reports, payroll and financial information, and memos to faculty are also part of the series. The records are divided into categories according to Havighurst's original filing system.
Abstract The Fred E. Inbau Papers, spanning the years 1930 to 1998, document his work with the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, as a professor at Northwestern University' s Law School, as an opponent of the Miranda Act, and as a prolific writer and speaker.
Dates: 1930 - 1998; Other: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995
Abstract The Ronald E. Kennedy Papers contain education files, correspondence, teaching files, research and consulting files, professional organizations files, speeches, publications, and Northwestern University Law School administrative committee files.
Abstract Most of the material in the collection is concerned with university business, and consequently sheds little light on MacChesney's private life or his military and civic activities. The collection's value lies primarily in its reflection of many of the varied activities undertaken by Northwestern's central administration during the university's emergence as a major American educational institution.
Abstract Alexander Nekam was a professor of law at Northwestern University from 1957 until his retirement in 1974. His main research interests were the emergence and development of the conflicts-of-law approach, conflicts sensitivities in African customary law, and the emotional basis of legal values. He twice received grants to do field work in East Africa. The Alexander Nekam Papers consist of course materials, which include syllabi, outlines, reading notes and other items relating to African and...
Dates: 1963-1966, 1972
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...
Dates: 1917-1919; 1942-1946
Abstract This series consists of a list of alumni of the Union College of Law and its successor entity, the Northwestern University School of Law. The list, contained in one bound volume, is arranged alphabetically by at least the first few letters, not necessarily all, of each student's surname. Given names and middle initials follow and each student's class year or year of graduation is recorded as well. Names included on the list are from the class of 1860 through that of 1905. Charles H. Blatchford,...
Abstract Due to the induction of students into the armed forces during World War I, the Northwestern University School of Law projected a drop in student enrollment and a concomitant loss of significant tuition revenue. To offset this loss, the School of Law formed a committee to solicit alumni donations to make up an anticipated 1917-1918 revenue shortfall of $10,000. The Committee of Alumni to Co-operate with the Faculty and the Trustees of the University in Advancing the Interests of the Law School,...
Abstract James Andrew Rahl received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1942. During his early career he was employed with the Litigation Section of the Enforcement Branch, United States Office of Price Administration, and liaison officer to the Joint Congressional Committee to Investigate the Pearl Harbor Disaster. Rahl joined the faculty at the Northwestern School of Law in 1946. He served as dean of the school from 1972 through 1977 and, in 1974, was appointed Northwestern's...
Dates: 1938 - 1995; Other: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Abstract Known for his work in the field of estate law, John Ritchie held the position of dean and John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law at the Northwestern University School of Law from 1957 to 1972. The John Ritchie papers date between ca. 1931 and 1988 although the great bulk of the materials span the period from 1957 through 1966. The papers are divided into four subseries: biographical materials, records pertaining to the Association of American Law Schools, records relating to the American Bar...
Dates: approximately 1931 - 1988
Abstract Victor G. Rosenblum was a nationally recognized scholar in both administrative and constitutional law. He helped to found Northwestern’s Program on Law and Social Sciences. Rosenblum held several academic positions from Professor of Law, to Director of Northwestern Law School’s Graduate Studies Program. Rosenblum was an active member of numerous professional associations. He held several positions at the American Bar Association as well as being extremely active in various civil rights causes....
Dates: 1943 - 2006; Other: Majority of material found within 1965 - 1987