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Title:School of Law records
Dates:1960-2011
Call Number:A44
List of Contents
Series:
1. Office of the Dean, 1961-2011
Volume:5.40 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Summary:

This series includes information on the reopening of the School of Law, including fund-raising issues, the Northeastern School of Law Academic Rules, and a 1983 calendar with caricatures of faculty. In addition, there is a "Five Year Report" written in 1974 that documents progress and changes at the school in the years after its reopening.

This series also includes questionnaires and self-studies which document change and progress at the school. The questionnaires and self-studies were required by the American Bar Association for accreditation purposes and to document the school's evolution. Of note are the American Bar Association's comments on the School of Law Library in its report of 1983 (box 1, folder 18). Further information on the school's library can be found in box 2, folders 18-21.

Also included are annual publications produced by the office, including the Student Information Handbook and "The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: An Insider's Guide to Northeastern University School of Law." Also found in this series is correspondence from several deans of the School of Law, documenting various activities at the school. This correspondence originates from deans Thomas J. O'Toole, Michael Meltsner, Daniel J. Givelber, David Hall, and Associate Deans Susan Scott and Diane Tsoulas.

Additional materials include materials regarding the budget, faculty expansion, the Legal Services Institute, and the Clerkship Committee, a committee responsible for matching students with sites for their clerkships.

BoxTitleDate
Academic Committee
1Correspondence (3 folders)1980-1987
1Meetings1980-1989
10Administrative Information Manualn.d., 2004
10Admissions Policy Committee1979-1984
Advisory Council
1"Charter of Northeastern School of Law"1979
1Correspondence (3 folders)n.d., 1972-1985
1Meetings/Minutes1978-1992
1Affirmative Action Correspondence (3 folders)n.d., 1984-1992
American Bar Association
11992 Site Evaluation Correspondence1992-1993
1Site Evaluation Questionnaire1989-1990
1Correspondence1989
1Re-inspection Correspondence1980-1986
1Rough Draft of 1983-1984 Re-inspection1984
1Self-Study of Northeastern University School of Law1999
Black American Law Student Association
1Correspondence (2 folders)n.d., 1971-1983
1Informational packets1973, 1976-1977
Budget
1Administration/Staff Salaries1989
1Analyst and Equipment1991-1992
1Departmental Budget1988-1989
1Faculty1988-1989
1, 10, 11Memos (9 folders)1984-1989
1Operating Budget1988-1989
10Review1991
1Tuition revenues1980-1990
Clerkship Committee
10General1989
10Correspondence1989
10Handbook1988
10Judge Surveys1989
10Law School Survey1989
10Placement (6 folders)1982-1989
10Recommendations1989, 1993
10Review1989
10Selection Criteria1989
10Student Questionnaire1989
10Student Survey1989
Commencement
1Brochures1976, 1981-1995
1Correspondence1971-1995
1Othern.d.
Correspondence
2Associate Dean Diane Tsoulas (2 folders)1993-1994
2Associate Dean Susan Scott1992
2Dean Daniel Givelber (4 folders)1985-1988, 1992-1993
2Dean David Hall (9 folders)1993-1995
2, 10Dean Michael Meltsner (2 folders)1981-1988
2Dean Thomas J. O'Toole1969-1973
2Regarding the Reopening of Northeastern University School of Law1961-1965
2Association of American Law Schools1992
2Curriculum Committee1991-1993
Dean Search
2of 19841984
2of 1993, Correspondence (2 folders)1993
2David Hall Correspondence1993
3Outreach1993
16Dean's Update2006
3"Documenting Materials on the School of Law"1973
11Equity1980-1992
3"Faculty Achievement A New Generation"1999
10, 11Faculty Expansion (2 folders)1991
3"Five Year Report"1974
14Free Nelson Mandela Week1988
10Governing Council2001-2002
3Grant applications (4 folders)1991-1993
10"Human Rights and Racial Justice" Annual Valerie Gordon Lecture by Gay McDougall2008
3"In the News"1994-1998
3Invitations1985-2000
16Law Journal Symposium2011
3Law Library Documentation (2 folders)1965-1992
3"Law Library Guide"n.d.
10Law, Policy, and Society1990
10, 12Legal Services Institute (3 folders)1978-1981
3Marketing1979-1988
3Memorial Denise Carty-Bennia1990
3, 12Newspaper Clippings (2 folders)1965, 1976-1998
3"Northeastern School of Law Academic Rules"1980-1992
3, 12Planning (2 folders)1984-1985
12Press Releasesn.d.
12Program Inventory Forms1988
3"A Proposal for the Domestic Violence Institute at Northeastern University"1998
12Provost's Office1986-1987
12Public Interest Task Force Committee (2 folders)1991
3"Pursuing Equal Justice" (Colloquium)n.d.
3, 12"Report of the Dean" (3 folders)1995-2000
3-4Self Study Report (7 folders)1991-1992
4Self Study Report Attachments (3 folders)1991-1992
4Student Directory1996-1997
4, 12, 16"Student Information Handbook" (5 folders)1998-2009, 2011
4Student Issues and Concerns (2 folders)1991-1993
4"A Survey of Women and Men in Legal Education," Casey Bank1991
12Torts: Final Exam1990
12, 16"The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth" (2 folders)2000, 2004-2008, 2011
4"Welfare Reform Impact Analysis"1996
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Series:
2. Development, 1960-2008
Volume:3.0 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Summary:

This series documents development at the School of Law, including fundraising campaigns, and the activities of the Law School Alumni Association. The records of the Law School Alumni Association include records of its Executive Committee and surveys conducted as part of the Alumni Association's efforts to document address changes, employment information, and gift prospects among the school's alumni.

This series also includes correspondence, information regarding dedications, invitations to dedications, and planning materials relating to the Thomas E. Cargill Hall and Gryzmish Hall fund-raising campaigns. Also included are sketches of Cargill Hall (box 14, folder 2).

BoxTitleDate
Alumni Association
6Alumni Directory Surveys (13 folders)1993
4Awards1983-1986
4Constitution, Attachment D1979
4Correspondence (8 folders)1977-1992
5Correspondence1992-1993
5, 12Dinner Programs (2 folders)1975-1988, 1996
Executive Committee
5Biographies1984-1990
5Correspondence1973-1991
5Meetings (7 folders, includes 1 11"x17" folder)1977-1979, 1983-1990
5Officers1976-1993
5Invitation1984-1998
5Law School Songsn.d., 1960
5Nominating Committee1988-1989
12Reunions2002-2008
Buildings
Cargill Hall
5Dedication1983
5Campaign1980-1983
5, 14Plans (2 folders)n.d., 1979-1980
5Publicity1980-1983
Gryzmish Hall
5Dedication1969-1970
5Dedication Notes1970
5Invitations1970
5Maintenance1991-1992
14Unidentified Sketchn.d.
Fund Raising
5, 12Capital Campaigns (3 folders)n.d., 1980-1992
12Gifts2000
12"Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years" Exhibit2001
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Series:
3. Admissions, 1970-2011
Volume:0.85 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Summary:

This series includes brochures, class schedules, and information regarding events such as open houses and orientations for new students. Also included are application catalogs from 1992-2006.

BoxTitleDate
7, 12Application Catalogs (8 folders)1992-2006
7, 12, 16Brochures (3 folders)n.d., 1970, ca. 1995-2009, 2011
7Class Schedules1980-1996
7Correspondence1990-1993
16Financial Aid Application1999
7Open House1993
7, 12Orientation (2 folders)1991-1992, 1995-2009
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Series:
4. Cooperative Education, 1980-2000
Volume:0.15 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Summary:

This series includes grant correspondence regarding the cooperative education program from 1991 to 1993 and records of the Coop Study Committee, which detail planning and effectiveness of the Coop Program.

BoxTitleDate
12Catalogca. 1980, 1986
12Cooperative Income Sharing Plan (CISP)2000
7Coop Placement List1998
7Coop Study Committee1989-1991
7Correspondence (2 folders)1990-1992
7"Employer Directory"1982-1983
7Grant Correspondence1991-1993
12"Northeastern University School of Law Operating on the Cooperative Plan"n.d.
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5. Placement and Career Services, 1980-2000
Volume:2.20 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Summary:

This series illustrates the interactions of the Placement Office with other departments. One of the major activities of this department was to canvass each graduating class with a yearly Employment Survey. The Placement and Career Services' recruitment activities are also documented by this series. This includes interviewer feedback and a "Report on Permanent Placement Activities" from 1982 to 1983. This series also contains the bulletins and handbooks published for students by this office.

BoxTitleDate
7"Alumni Employment Opportunities"1990-1991
7Bar Exam Results1991-1993
7"Career Development Strategies: Self-Assessment"1991
7"Career Services Handbook"1991-1992
7Correspondence (3 folders)1980-1993
7, 8Employment Survey and Student Information (17 folders)1988-1996
8Employment Survey Documentation (5 folders)1989-1993
8"Employment Survey and Directory"1982-1997
8"Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing"n.d.
8"Internship and Recruitment Programs"1986-2000
8"The Job Opportunities Bulletin"1995-1997
8"Judicial Clerkship Handbook"1988-1990
8"Law School Career Services Request Form"1991-1992
9"Legal Placement and Career Services handbook"1988-1989
9Memos to Students (2 folders)1990-1995
9On-campus Interview Schedules (4 folders)1992, 1995
9On-campus Recruitment Survey1991-1995
9Recruitment
9"1991 Career Services Request Form" (4 folders)1991
9Corporate Rejection Letters1991
9Documentation1989-1992
9Report1990
9"Report on Permanent Placement Activities"1982-1983
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Series:
6. Publications, 1979-2011
Volume:1.0 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Summary:

This series consists of several student publications, including "The Collective," a paper specifically for people of color at Northeastern University School of Law, which was started in 1995; this collection has an incomplete run spanning 1995-1996. Researchers should be aware that the Northeastern University School of Law publications "NewsBriefs," "Northeastern University Law Journal," "We," and "e-We" are held by the Archives and Special Collections Department but are not part of this collection.

BoxTitleDate
16"Academic Success Program: Guide to Academic and Disability Services"2000
FF3/D2Calendar: Caricatures of Faculty1983
16Class Profile, Class of 20021998
9"The Collective"1995-1996
12, 13Conference Proceedings (7 folders)n.d., 2000-2001
9, 13"Domestic Violence: Notes and News" (2 folders)1996-1998
9, 13Facebooks, Classes of 1998-2009 (7 folders)1994-2005
9Humorca. 1980
13"Legal Network News"1996-1999
9"ME"1997-1998
9 "NUSL Newsletter," Inc.1979-1988
16"Professional Standards and Business Conduct Policy"2002
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Series:
7. Media, 1985-2008
Volume:1.5 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Summary:

This series contains mostly films about or pertaining to the School of Law. Of note is "Northeastern vs. Harvard Law School," a student project completed by three students at the Boston University College of Communications in 1995. Also included are audio cassettes of conferences hosted by the School of Law, films of talent shows hosted by the school, and news clips featuring School of Law professors.

BoxTitleDate
15"AIDS in the Black Community" featuring Barney Frank [VHS]1987
13Briefing Regarding Affirmative Action [VHS, 2 copies]2003
15CBS News Clip: "Corporate Welfare" featuring Professor Peter Enrich [VHS]2000
13CISP Talent Show [VHS]2003
13CISP Talent Show, Act I [VHS]2000
13CISP Talent Show, Act II [VHS]2000
15"Clinics in Western China" presentation by John Smagula [VHS]2004
15Community Meeting on Building, Environmental Health, and HVAC Issues [VHS]2004
Conference Proceedings
13Criminal Law and Procedure (Unknown Conference) [Audio Cassette]n.d.
13Health, Education, and Welfare Session (Unknown Conference) [Audio Cassette]n.d.
13Housing and Economic Development (Unknown Conference) [Audio Cassette]n.d.
13Immigration and Globalization (Unknown Conference) [Audio Cassette]n.d.
13Jocelyn Elders Presentation (Unknown Conference), Tapes 1 & 2 [VHS]2001
13Law and Public Health Conference: Deadly Products [Audio Cassette]2000
13Law and Public Health Conference: Globalization and the Government [Audio Cassette]2000
13Law and Public Health Conference: Legal Liability and Managed Care [Audio Cassette]2000
13Law and Public Health Conference: Plenary Panel [Audio Cassette]2000
13Law and Public Health Conference: Violence Panel [Audio Cassette]2000
13Networks: Formal and Informal (Unknown Conference) [Audio Cassette]n.d.
15"Confronting Race and Poverty in Pursuit of Justice" presented by Bryan Stevenson at the Northeastern University School of Law 25th Anniversary [DVD, VHS (2 copies)]1994
15"Consider This" Segment featuring Rose Jackson [VHS]1995
13C-SPAN: Alito Confirmation Hearing, Day 5, Professor John Flynn Testimony [DVD]2003
13Death Row Prisoner Interview by Professor Daniel Givelber (audio only) [VHS]n.d.
15Death Row Speakers in Daniel Givelber's Criminal Law Class [VHS]n.d.
13Donald E. Paulson Forum on Alternative Dispute Resolution [VHS]1998
15Faculty Colloquium [VHS]2003
15Financial Aid Presentation by Lori Moore [VHS]n.d.
15Ford Hall Forum [VHS]1995
13"Human Rights and Racial Justice in the U.S." Annual Valerie Gordon Lecture given by Gay McDougall [CD-ROM]2008
13"Innovation in the Curriculum" [Audio Cassette]n.d.
15International Human Rights Law Lecture: Dr. Lao Mong Hay [VHS]2003
15International Human Rights Law Lecture: Mr. Mwambi Mwasaru2003
13"Institutes and Centers" [Audio Cassette]n.d.
15"Judge Garrity Remembered" featuring Dean Roger Abrams [VHS, 2 copes]1999
15"Little White Lies" presented by Tim Wise [VHS, 2 copies]2003
13Mock Trial in Professor D. Wilson Ames' class [VHS, 2 copies]1994
15News Excerpts: Charlene Allen on "Coming Together" with Liz Walker (6/25/94), Peter Enrich on "Adler Online" (n.d.), and Peter Enrich on "At Issue" (5/7/95)1994-1995
13News Excerpts: David Hall discusses the O. J. Simpson trial on Channel 4 News (6/12/95) and Eddie Correla discusses the militia on Boston Common News (6/18/95) [DVD, VHS]1999
15Nomination of Roderick Ireland to Supreme Court, Comments by David Hall [VHS]1997
13"Northeastern vs. Harvard Law School" Boston University College of Communications student project [VHS]1995
13"NU Lawyer's Talking Heads" [VHS]2001
13"Opportunities in Law for People of Color" presented by Derrick Bell [DVD, VHS]1987
15Presidential Election Coverage (2000) featuring Wendy Parmet [VHS]2001
15Professional Ethics Lecture by D. Ramirez to First-Year Co-op Students [VHS]2002
13"Professor Donald Berman Remembered" [VHS]1999
13"Professor Donald Berman Remembered" Raw Footage [VHS]1999
15"The Psychology of Police Interrogations and Confessions" by Dr. Saul Kassin2002
16 "The Race Beat: Then and Now" with Hank Klibanoff [2 MiniDVs] 2009 Oct 7
15Red Sox Sale: News segment featuring Dean Roger Abrams [VHS]n.d.
15O. J. Simpson Trial News Coverage: Fox 25 News and Chanel 56 News at 10 O'Clock [VHS]ca. 1995
15Lynne Stewart presents at Northeastern University Law School [VHS]n.d.
15Supreme Court Hearing on HIV News Clips [VHS]1998
13Supreme Court on Birth Rights featuring Professor Wendy Parmet [VHS]1993
13Talent Shows, 1985 & 1986 [DVD, 2 copies]1985, 1986
15"Women's Rights in Nigeria" presentation by Hauwa Ibrahim [VHS]2004
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