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The Child Independence Is Born: James Otis And Writs Of Assistance, James M. Farrell 2014 University of New Hampshire

The Child Independence Is Born: James Otis And Writs Of Assistance, James M. Farrell

Communication Scholarship

This chapter is a reexamination of the Writs of Assistance speech by James Otis. In particular, it is a reconsideration of the evidence upon which rests the historical reputation of Otis’s address. Are the claims by historians who credit Otis with sparking the Revolutionary movement in colonial America warranted or not? That reassessment begins with a detailed review of the nature and function of writs of assistance within the political, legal, and economic environment of colonial Massachusetts. It then turns to an analysis of the legal dispute over writs of assistance in the 1761 trial. From there we will ...


Guide To Ac010 - The Commentator, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac010 - The Commentator, Jona Whipple

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The Commentator, 1961-2011

The Commentator is the official IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law student newspaper, an entirely student-generated and managed publication covering Chicago-Kent news and events as well as issues pertinent to the law school community. The Commentator highlights student, faculty, and alumni achievements, delivers news on student organizations, and provides a forum for student and faculty op-eds and letters to the editor.

The first issue of The Commentator was printed on November 6, 1950 (by the Junior Bar Association) and was titled The Kent Commentator until 1975, when the title was represented as Chicago-Kent’s Commentator. Between 1975 and ...


Guide To Ac012 - Chicago-Kent Magazine, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac012 - Chicago-Kent Magazine, Jona Whipple

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Chicago-Kent Magazine, 2001-2013

The Chicago-Kent Magazine was first published in Fall of 2001 as a magazine-format replacement for the previous alumni newsletter, Citations, which ceased publication in 2000. The Chicago-Kent Magazine contains alumni news, faculty and class notes, law school news, student competition highlights, and alumni profiles.

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Putting Progress Back Into Progressive: Reclaiming A Philosophy Of History For The Constitution, David Aram Kaiser 2014 Supreme Court of California

Putting Progress Back Into Progressive: Reclaiming A Philosophy Of History For The Constitution, David Aram Kaiser

Washington University Jurisprudence Review

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Guide To Ac008 - Dean's Reports, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac008 - Dean's Reports, Jona Whipple

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Dean's Reports, 1988-2013

The collection of Dean’s Reports includes reports issued between the years of 1988-2013. Deans during the time period include Lew Collens, Hank Perritt, and Harold Krent. Each dean’s report includes a special focus on Chicago-Kent College of Law programs, institutes and centers, as well as alumni features and donor lists.


Guide To Ac009 - Student Handbooks, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac009 - Student Handbooks, Jona Whipple

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Student Handbooks, 1976-1997

The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law student handbooks collection consists of titles that were produced to orient incoming students and transfer students, or to provide general information to the student body at large.


Guide To Ac011 - Citations, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac011 - Citations, Jona Whipple

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Citations, 1980-2000

The Chicago-Kent alumni newsletter was first published as Chicago-Kent Citations in 1980. In 1989, the title was changed to Citations, and the 2000 issue was the final issue in the series. In 2002, a new alumni newsletter was published in magazine format, the Chicago-Kent Magazine.

Issues created between 1980 and 2000 included news of the school, alumni news, dean appointments, and other items of interest to Chicago-Kent alumni. Of specific interest are details on the fundraising campaign and groundbreaking of the new building at 565 W. Adams Street in downtown Chicago, as well as notable alumni news over ...


Guide To Ac015 - Student Directories, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac015 - Student Directories, Jona Whipple

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Student Directories, 1992-1994

The Student Directory was published with information provided by the office of the Registrar in cooperation with the Office of Administration, Finance and CLE. Directories published the names, addresses, and phone numbers of registered students as a service intended to foster close relationships among students. The dates of the first and last paper directories are unknown. A directory of current students is now accessible via the Web for Students portal on the IIT Chicago-Kent website.


Guide To Ac016 - Chicago-Kent News, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac016 - Chicago-Kent News, Jona Whipple

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Chicago-Kent News, 1935-1937

From 1935 through 1944, two members of the faculty, Harry Osgood and Roger Severns, published an eight-page journal, the Chicago-Kent News. Half of the journal was dedicated to notes concerning alumni, including letters of guidance and inspiration from notably successful alums, and the remainder dealt with current activities at Chicago-Kent. The journal did not contain jokes, cartoons, or other light material — it was primarily for public relations purposes. Only seven issues were published.


Guide To Ac017 - Alumni Directories, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac017 - Alumni Directories, Jona Whipple

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Alumni Directories, 1907-2002

The inaugural issue of the Alumni Directory was published after the 19th year of scholarship at Chicago-Kent College of Law as a tribute to the success of the school. Later copies were printed to foster relationships between alumni. Early copies of the Directory were printed and distributed by the secretary’s office, with later copies (post-1969) produced by the Alumni Association. The final copy issued in print was the 2002 release. The current Alumni Directory is available to students and alumni on the Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association website.


Guide To Ac018 - Records Of The Board Of Overseers, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac018 - Records Of The Board Of Overseers, Jona Whipple

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Records of the Board of Overseers, 1990-1997

The Chicago-Kent Board of Overseers is an advisory body responsible for government of the law school. Much of the work of the Board of Overseers took place through smaller committees, such as the Dean Search Committee, Student Life Committee, Development Committee, Library Committee, and Membership Committee. In the early 90s, board members were selected by members to serve 1 or 3-year terms, with six ex-officio members.

The chairman of the Board of Overseers in 1990 was David B. Horn (’76), followed by John R. Schmidt of Mayer Brown LLP in 1998. Thomas A ...


Guide To Ac019 - Records Of The Advisory Board, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac019 - Records Of The Advisory Board, Jona Whipple

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Records of the Advisory Board, 1968-1975

The Chicago-Kent College of Law Advisory Board was formed in 1969 when Chicago-Kent College of Law became a part of IIT. Upon the merger, the Board was formed from the 18 members of the former Chicago-Kent Board of Trustees and was intended to govern the school based on assignments from IIT. The board was discontinued in the late 1970s.

The first elected chairman of the Advisory Board was E. Douglas Schwantes (‘29) until February 1970, followed by Clair W. Furlong (’26) until November 1970, when David A. Vogel (’51) became the final chairman.

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Guide To Ac020 - Records Of The Board Of Trustees, Jona Whipple 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Guide To Ac020 - Records Of The Board Of Trustees, Jona Whipple

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Records of the Board of Trustees, 1936-1970

The Chicago-Kent College of Law Board of Trustees was responsible for financial management and the overarching policies that guided the trajectory of the university. By 1936, the earliest of records in existence, 5 trustee members were elected annually. Duties remained the same over time with the exception of increased committee activity in later years, beginning in the late 1950s. At some point between the years of 1954 and 1958, records of meeting minutes indicate a change in name from Board of Trustees to Board of Trustees, Directors and Members, and an increase in ...


Book Review (Reviewing International Law In The Us. Supreme Court: Continuity And Change (David L. Sloss, Michael D. Ramsey, And Williams. Dodge Eds., 2011))., Jean Galbraith 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Book Review (Reviewing International Law In The Us. Supreme Court: Continuity And Change (David L. Sloss, Michael D. Ramsey, And Williams. Dodge Eds., 2011))., Jean Galbraith

Faculty Scholarship

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The Development Of Personal Status Law In Jordan & Iraq, Kelsey Cherland 2014 Claremont McKenna College

The Development Of Personal Status Law In Jordan & Iraq, Kelsey Cherland

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis explores the historical development of personal status law, which governs a person’s marriage, divorce, and custody rights. It is significant because it is part of a framework that has defined women’s rights for centuries. I will argue that personal status law is a patriarchal framework that has been reinforced over time, leading up to the creation of nation-states in the Middle East. As such, this is the “institution” of personal status that will be traced using historical institutionalism theory. In this thesis I will argue that personal status has undergone a critical juncture, or crucial moment ...


Introduction To The Workplace Constitution From The New Deal To The New Right, Sophia Z. Lee 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Introduction To The Workplace Constitution From The New Deal To The New Right, Sophia Z. Lee

Faculty Scholarship

Today, most American workers do not have constitutional rights on the job. As The Workplace Constitution shows, this outcome was far from inevitable. Instead, American workers have a long history of fighting for such rights. Beginning in the 1930s, civil rights advocates sought constitutional protections against racial discrimination by employers and unions. At the same time, a conservative right-to-work movement argued that the Constitution protected workers from having to join or support unions. Those two movements, with their shared aim of extending constitutional protections to American workers, were a potentially powerful combination. But they sought to use those protections to ...


The First Disestablishment: Limits On Church Power And Property Before The Civil War, Sarah Barringer Gordon 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The First Disestablishment: Limits On Church Power And Property Before The Civil War, Sarah Barringer Gordon

Faculty Scholarship

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Segregation In United States Healthcare: From Reconstruction To Deluxe Jim Crow, Kerri L. Hunkele 2014 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Segregation In United States Healthcare: From Reconstruction To Deluxe Jim Crow, Kerri L. Hunkele

Honors Theses and Capstones

During the time period between Reconstruction and the Deluxe Jim Crow era, African Americans were legally oppressed, which hindered their ability to live fully and equally in society with whites. This was especially true in terms of healthcare. Segregation laws were implemented to separate blacks from the rest of society in everyday life; the worst of these laws affected the ability of African Americans to gain access to medical care that was equal to whites. This inequality prevented blacks from being accepted into society and from living quality lives that stem from adequate healthcare. Although the federal and state governments ...


The Clerks Of The Four Horsemen, Barry Cushman 2014 Notre Dame Law School

The Clerks Of The Four Horsemen, Barry Cushman

Journal Articles

The names of Holmes clerks such as Tommy Corcoran and Francis Biddle, of Brandeis clerks such as Dean Acheson and Henry Friendly, and of Stone clerks such as Harold Leventhal and Herbert Wechsler ring down the pages of history. But how much do we really know about Carlyle Baer, Tench Marye, or Milton Musser? This article follows the interesting and often surprising lives and careers of the men who clerked for the Four Horsemen - Justices Van Devanter, McReynolds, Sutherland, and Butler. These biographical sketches confound easy stereotypes, and prove the adage that law, like politics, can make for strange bedfellows.


Legal Writing: A History From The Colonial Era To The End Of The Civil War, David R. Cleveland 2014 Valparaiso University

Legal Writing: A History From The Colonial Era To The End Of The Civil War, David R. Cleveland

Law Faculty Publications

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