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School of Law Records, 1921-1977

Collection Overview

Title: School of Law Records, 1921-1977

ID: UA/108

Creator: School of Law, University of North Dakota (1899-)

Extent: 4.25 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The School of Law Records have been divided into seven series as follows:

Series 1: Administrative

Series 2:  Degrees

Series 3: Programs

Series 4: Seminars and Speakers

Series 5: University of North Dakota

Series 6: Organizations

Series 7: Faculty Files

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Method: Transfer from the School of Law at an unknown date

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). School of Law Records. UA 108, Box #, Item #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in January 2015.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: AdministrativeAdd to your cart.
The first series contains correspondence, financial documents, policies, reports and other administrative material. The correspondence mainly consists of letters between the Dean of the Law School and other university officials, while the financial records include budgetary, scholarship, and financial aid documents. Also included are files on the construction of a new law building, annual and biennial reports, and policy statements.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Admission Statistics, 1944-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bar Exam Review, 1963-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence - President Thomas Kane, December 5, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence - President John C. West, 1933-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence - President George W. Starcher, 1954-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence - J. W. Wilkerson, Business Manager, 1932-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence - E. W. Olson, Business Manager, 1933-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence - R. O. Wilson, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence - Registrar's Office, June 1962-December 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence - Interpretations of North Dakota Law by Lay School Faculty, 1932-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Financial - Financial Aid and Scholarship Information, 1941-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Financial - Florence Yonaka Loan Fund, 1954-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Financial - Harry Lashkowitz Memorial Trust Fund, 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Financial - Law School Budget, 1940-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Law Library, December 7, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Law School Alumni, 1937-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Law School Banquet, 1934-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Law School Faculty Meeting Minutes, October 10, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Law School Honors Day, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Law School Law Day, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Law School Law Day - Moot Court Competition, 1965-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Law School Radio Commercial, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Legal Aid Association, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 24: New Law Building, 1959-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 25: New Law Building, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 26: News Releases, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 27: North Dakota Law Review, 1954-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Policies - Admissions, 1962-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Policies - The Honor System, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Reports - Annual, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Reports - Biennial, 1921-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 32: ROTC Credits, November 18, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Selective Service and the Law Student, October 1967-November 1967Add to your cart.
Series 2: DegreesAdd to your cart.
This series contains various documents regarding the Law School's change from the Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Also included is material regarding the Honorary Degree bestowed upon United States District Court Judge Edward Devitt.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Honorary Degree for Judge Edward Devitt, 1962-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Retroactive Granting of the Juris Doctor Degree, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Special Commencement - Juris Doctor, September 1969-October 1969Add to your cart.
Series 3: ProgramsAdd to your cart.
The third series contains documents regarding the Rural Apprenticeship Program, in which ten to fifteen students would spend a summer interning at a rural law firm.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Rural Apprenticeship Program, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Rural Apprenticeship Program, 1965-1971Add to your cart.
Series 4: Seminars and SpeakersAdd to your cart.
The fourth series pertains to seminars and speakers sponsored by the Law School. The largest portion of the series deals with Continuing Legal Education, a program for already practicing attorneys. The remaining folders deal with other seminars, as well as general correspondence with speakers, and the Law Forum on Leading Legal Issues.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 39: American Academy of Judicial Education, August 1973-December 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Censorship and the Arts Panel, March 1967-June 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Continuing Legal Education - Annual Meeting Seminar, April 1974-July 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Continuing Legal Education - Comparative Negligence Seminar, July 1973- October 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Continuing Legal Education Program, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Continuing Legal Education - General Correspondence, 1967-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Continuing Legal Education - Winter Seminar, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Continuing Legal Education - Law Office Management Seminar, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Continuing Legal Education - Uniform Probate Code Seminar, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Continuing Legal Education - Young Lawyers Seminar, March 1976-April 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 49: General Correspondence - Speakers, 1967-1970Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: International Symposium, 1967-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: International Symposium on the Leading Rights of Indians - Transcripts, March 7-8, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Indian Court Judges Annual Training Course, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Law for the Farmer Program, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Law Forum on Leading Legal Issues - Sperry & Hutchinson Company, 1963- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Legislative Staff Development Seminar, August 26, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Oliver Wendell Homes Lecture, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Series 5: University of North DakotaAdd to your cart.
The prominent topic in this series is the Jackson Committee, which consisted of seven faculty members and seven students whose responsibility was to study the conduct of the Dean of Men, Ronald Jackson, and to the study the dispute on who should control various aspects of the dormitories. The documents contain correspondence between committee members and witnesses, the reports distributed by the committee and a resolution signed by many students. The Jackson Committee was chaired by Law School Dean Jerrold Walden. Other topics in the series include correspondence between the School of Science, Literature, and the Arts, the University College, and Veteran's Housing and Administration.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Jackson Committee, March 1965-October 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Jackson Committee - Student Petitions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Science, Literature and Arts, School of, 1948-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: University College, 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: University of North Dakota Placement Service, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: University Seal, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Veteran's Housing and Administration, 1945-1951Add to your cart.
Series 6: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
Materials in the sixth series mainly regard the State Bar Association of North Dakota, the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Order of the Coif. Documents in this series include correspondence, budgetary information, historical and administrative documents, and questionnaires.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 15: State Bar Association of North Dakota, 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 16: State Bar Association of North Dakota - Law School Improvement Committee, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 17: State Bar Association of North Dakota - Law School Liaison Committee, September 10, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 18: American Bar Association, 1960-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 19: American Bar Association - Questionnaire, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 20: American Bar Association - Junior Bar Conference, 1935-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Association of American Law Schools, 1932-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Association of American Law Schools - Questionnaires, 1933-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Association of American Law Schools - Visit by Dean Lockhart, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 24: American Law Student Association, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Highway Research Program, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Legislative Research Committee, 1952-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1958-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Order of the Coif - Correspondence 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Order of the Coif - Correspondence 1937, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Order of the Coif - Correspondence 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Order of the Coif - Correspondence 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Order of the Coif - Correspondence 1947, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Order of the Coif - Correspondence 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Order of the Coif - Correspondence 1940-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Order of the Coif - Minutes, 1928-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Order of the Coif - Historical & Organization, 1945-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Order of the Coif - Treasure, 1949-1962Add to your cart.
Series 7: Faculty FilesAdd to your cart.
The final series are the Faculty Files, which are arranged in alphabetical order by last name. The documents included in the folders are correspondence, course documents, bar briefs, scholarly publications, and any other documents pertaining to the faculty member.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Beck, Robert, 1962-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Beck, Robert, 1970-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Buckley, Thomas, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Crabb, John H., 1956-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Cunningham, Harold D., 1957-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Davidow, Robert P., 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Fisch, William, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Goldberg, Joseph, 1968-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Heckman, Charles A., 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Karabus, Alan, 1965-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Kuhns, Richard B., 1969-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Margulies, Martin B., 1966-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Matthews, Paul C., 1952-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 14: McLaughlin, B. E., July 8, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Pace, Thomas, S. 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Partan, Daniel, April 1964-November 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Partan, Daniel, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Phillips, Walter R., 1962-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Schwabacher, Christopher, 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Simet, Donald, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Teitelbaum, Lee, 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Thormodsgard, Olaf H., 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Tibbles, Lance, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Tibbles, Lance, 1974, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Tisdale, Ross, 1933-1974Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Vance, John, 1958-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Verdun-Jones, Simon, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Walden, Jerrold, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ward, Edward, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: White, James, 1959-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: White, James, 1965-1973Add to your cart.