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Title:School of Law records
Call Number:A44

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the administrative and educational activities of the School of Law from 1960 through 2011. The records are arranged into seven series: Office of the Dean, Development, Admissions, Cooperative Education, Placement and Career Services, Publications, and Media. This arrangement parallels that of collection A6, which contains earlier records from the School of Law, from 1900 to 1998. Researchers should be aware that there is some chronological overlap between this collection and A6.

Series 1. Office of the Dean includes materials generated for accreditation by the American Bar Association, material relating to the Academic Committee, Advisory Council, the Black American Law Student Association, and the dean searches of 1984 and 1993. Of special interest are several reports, including: a "Five Year Report" documenting NUSL in the years after it reopened, "A Survey of Men and Women in Legal Education," "A Proposal for the Domestic Violence Institute," and a report on the impact of welfare reform.

Series 2. Development contains records of the Law School Alumni Association, including gathering of information for its alumni directory. Other development activities documented are the fund-raising campaigns for Cargill Hall and Gryzmish Hall, and capital campaigns conducted between 1980 and 1992.

Series 3. Admissions includes application catalogs, informational brochures, and materials relating to events hosted by the admissions department, such as open houses and orientation programs for new students.

Series 4. Cooperative Education contains records of the Coop Study Committee, which detail the planning and effectiveness of the Cooperative Education program at the School of Law, as well as grant correspondence from 1991 to 1993.

Series 5. Placement and Career Services Office materials document efforts to help students and graduates find internships and employment.

Series 6. Publications includes incomplete runs of a number of School of Law publications are found in this collection, including "The Collective," "ME," and the "NUSL Newsletter."

Series 7. Media contains mostly VHS and audio cassettes of events hosted by or related to the School of Law, including talent shows, anniversary celebrations, news programs, and interviews with faculty.