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Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin Jan 2018

Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin

Manuscript Collection

(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)

This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.

Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011 ...


Fighting Racial Violence In Kentucky: The Anti-Lynching Movement, 1890-1930, Johnna Dorn, Benjamin Fitzpatrick May 2016

Fighting Racial Violence In Kentucky: The Anti-Lynching Movement, 1890-1930, Johnna Dorn, Benjamin Fitzpatrick

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

No abstract provided.


Gendered Law In American History (2016), Richard Chused, Wendy Williams Jan 2016

Gendered Law In American History (2016), Richard Chused, Wendy Williams

Books

Gendered Law in American History is a remarkable compendium of over thirty years of research and teaching in the field. It explores an array of social, cultural, and legal arenas from the turn of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth centuries, including concepts of citizenship at the founding of the republic, the development of married women’s property laws, divorce, child custody, temperance, suffrage, domestic and racial violence before and after the Civil War, protective labor legislation, and the use of legal history testimony in legal disputes. It is both an invaluable reference tool and an important new ...


American Legal Education: Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Going?, Daniel R. Coquillette Apr 2013

American Legal Education: Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Going?, Daniel R. Coquillette

Law School Publications

Keynote address delivered to the National Conference of Bar Examiners on April 19, 2013.


The Broad, Human Sweep Of Law, Vincent D. Rougeau, Vlad F. Perju Nov 2012

The Broad, Human Sweep Of Law, Vincent D. Rougeau, Vlad F. Perju

Law School Publications

Hot Topics interviewed BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau and Law Professor and Clough Center Director Vlad Perju in November 2012 about the lecture series on jurisprudence at the BC Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy. A wide-ranging discussion ensued. This is a transcript of the entire conversation.


Florida's First Constitution, M C. Mirow Jan 2012

Florida's First Constitution, M C. Mirow

Faculty Books

The central square of St. Augustine, Florida, the Plaza de la Constitución, is not named for the United States Constitution. Instead, its name comes from Florida’s first constitution, the Spanish Constitution of Cádiz of 1812. Daily political life in Florida’s Spanish colonial cities was governed by this document, and cities like St. Augustine ordered their activities around the requirements, rights, and duties expressed in this constitution. The Constitution of Cádiz was the first truly transatlantic constitution because it applied to the entire Spanish empire, of which St. Augustine and Pensacola were just a part. It was drafted by ...


Criminalizing Hate: America's Legislative Response To Bias Crime, Bryce Therrien, Nadia-Elysse Harris Jan 2011

Criminalizing Hate: America's Legislative Response To Bias Crime, Bryce Therrien, Nadia-Elysse Harris

Tribeca Square Press

No abstract provided.


Remarks To The Entering Class – Orientation – August 30, 2010, Rita Jones Aug 2010

Remarks To The Entering Class – Orientation – August 30, 2010, Rita Jones

Law School Publications

Remarks delivered to the BC Law class of 2013 at their orientation in 2010. The remarks provide demographic information about the students in the incoming class.


John F. Kennedy History, Memory, Legacy: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Brian K. Landsberg Jan 2010

John F. Kennedy History, Memory, Legacy: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Brian K. Landsberg

McGeorge School of Law Scholarly Books

The Kennedy Justice Department's Enforcement of Civil Rights: A View from the Trenches, in The Kennedy Justice Department’s Enforcement of Civil Rights: A View from the Trenches, in John F. Kennedy History, Memory, Legacy: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry (John Delane Williams et al. eds., 2010) available at www.und.edu/instruct/jfkconference/.

Civil Rights Chronology, January 1961 -- November 1963, in The Kennedy Justice Department’s Enforcement of Civil Rights: A View from the Trenches, in John F. Kennedy History, Memory, Legacy: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry (John Delane Williams et al. eds., 2010) available at www.und.edu/instruct/jfkconference/.


So Far: 70th Anniversary, North Carolina Central University School Of Law Jan 2009

So Far: 70th Anniversary, North Carolina Central University School Of Law

So Far

A look back at the first 70 years of the North Carolina Central University School of Law.


The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, Richard B. Bernstein Jan 2009

The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, Richard B. Bernstein

Books

Here is a vividly written and compact overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as the "Founding Fathers"--who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic "philosopher-kings" as American or world history has ever seen.

In The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, R. B. Bernstein reveals Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and the other founders not as shining demigods but as imperfect human beings--people much like us--who nevertheless achieved political greatness. They emerge here as men who sought to transcend their intellectual world even as they were bound by its ...


The Legal Profession: From The Revolution To The Civil War, Alfred S. Konefsky Jan 2008

The Legal Profession: From The Revolution To The Civil War, Alfred S. Konefsky

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 3 in The Cambridge History of Law in America, Volume II, The Long Nineteenth Century (1789–1920), Michael Grossberg & Christopher Tomlins, eds.

The American legal profession matured and came to prominence during the century prior to the Civil War. Before the Revolution, across some 150 years, lawyers in different colonies underwent different experiences at different times. By the beginning of the eighteenth century, more lawyers were entering professional life. After the revolution and the defection by the Tory lawyers, the remaining quickly burnished their images in the glow of republican ideals while grasping new market opportunities. For ...


Law And Economic Change During The Short Twentieth Century, John Henry Schlegel Jan 2008

Law And Economic Change During The Short Twentieth Century, John Henry Schlegel

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 16 in Cambridge History of Law in America, Volume 3: The Twentieth Century and After (1920–), Michael Grossberg & Christopher Tomlins, eds.

The brief recounting of the American economy in the twenties and thirties raises obvious questions about law and economic change. Economic change is the shift from one enacted, in both senses, understanding of economic life to another, in the case of the short twentieth century, from an associationalist economy to an impatient economy. This chapter explicates this economic change, and interrogates it in order to understand the role of law in its occurrence. Despite the essential ...


A History Of Asian American Students At Boston College Law School, Janelle Y. Kuroda Oct 2004

A History Of Asian American Students At Boston College Law School, Janelle Y. Kuroda

Law School Publications

From the introduction:

From its humble beginnings seventy-five years ago, Boston College Law School strived to provide ethnic minorities—Irish Catholics to Asian Americans—with a strong legal education based on Jesuit values. As the Law School celebrates its seventy-fifth Anniversary, it is a fitting time to look back and document a group of minority students that has not been studied before—Asian Americans. This paper attempts to record the experiences of Asian American students while at Boston College Law School, focusing on their motivations for attending law school, their experiences while studying in Boston, and their drive to form ...


The Impact Of The Gi Bill On Legal Education: A Case Study Of Boston College Law School, 1949-1959, Brandon L. Bigelow Aug 2004

The Impact Of The Gi Bill On Legal Education: A Case Study Of Boston College Law School, 1949-1959, Brandon L. Bigelow

Law School Publications

Describes the impact of the GI Bill on Boston College Law School. At a pivotal time in the school's history, the GI Bill allowed hundreds of students to attend law school. In 1949 roughly 90% of the law school's students were veterans.


A Very Special Place In Life: The History Of Juvenile Justice In Missouri, Douglas E. Abrams Jan 2003

A Very Special Place In Life: The History Of Juvenile Justice In Missouri, Douglas E. Abrams

Faculty Books

A Very Special Place in Life: The History of Juvenile Justice in Missouri chronicles the nineteenth century struggle for a special court to rehabilitate delinquent and dependent children and their families. The leaders were dedicated reformers- the "child savers" who sought to remove children from poorhouses, prisons and other harsh institutions that left little hope for productive adulthood. A Very Special Place in Life traces the twentieth century growth of Missouri's juvenile courts. It discusses the profound changes wrought by the United States Supreme Court's Gault decision, which triggered the "due process revolution" in the nation's juvenile ...


Freedom Of Contract And Freedom Of Person: A Brief History Of “Involuntary Servitude” In American Fundamental Law, Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2001

Freedom Of Contract And Freedom Of Person: A Brief History Of “Involuntary Servitude” In American Fundamental Law, Robert J. Steinfeld

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 14 in Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750–1850, Jürgen Heideking, James A. Henretta & Peter Becker, eds.

Liberal ideas are normally taken to have played an important role in the development of free markets, and of free labor based on contract in those markets. A closer look at labor regimes in the nineteenth century, however, reveals that liberal commitments to freedom did not straightforwardly produce what we today would think of as free labor. Just as often they produced a form of coerced contractual labor. And this was quite simply because liberal commitments ...


Thomas Jefferson And Bolling V Bolling, Richard B. Bernstein Jan 1997

Thomas Jefferson And Bolling V Bolling, Richard B. Bernstein

Books

The manuscript account of the arguments in the case of Bolling v Bolling, chiefly in the hand of Thomas Jefferson, has been published for the first time in this book. The manuscript, which is now in the collection of the Henry E Huntington Library, contains the most complete known account of arguments submitted to an American colonial court. The book's introduction to the court case places it into its proper context.


Notre Dame Lawyer - Fall/Winter 1996, Notre Dame Law School Oct 1996

Notre Dame Lawyer - Fall/Winter 1996, Notre Dame Law School

Notre Dame Lawyer


The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 07, The Alledger Jan 1996

The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 07, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes articles addressing the death of Dean Brian P. Lutch and the opening of the new Law Library.


The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 06, The Alledger Dec 1995

The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 06, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes articles disputing claims of gender discrimination in legal education and describing the increased use of forensic science in trial practice.


The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 05, The Alledger Nov 1995

The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 05, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes an article addressing career services' focus on public interest law under the guidance of Judy Levenfeld. Issue also includes a piece on the use of forensic science in trial practice.


The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 04, The Alledger Oct 1995

The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 04, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes an article addressing the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women and some major changes to the bar review industry.


The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 03, The Alledger Oct 1995

The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 03, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes articles addressing features of the new law library and a controversy related to the law school's drop in the U.S. News & World Report rankings from 24th to 26th.


The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 02, The Alledger Sep 1995

The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 02, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes an article addressing a talk given by Massachusetts State Senator and BC Law alumna Dianne Wilkerson and a profile of new professor Pamela Smith.


The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 01, The Alledger Sep 1995

The Alledger, Volume 16, Number 01, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes articles addressing a federal budget resolution that proposed to cut several billion dollars in student financial aid programs and a profile of new professor Kent Greenfield.


The Alledger, Volume 15, Number 08, The Alledger Apr 1995

The Alledger, Volume 15, Number 08, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes personal statements from law students running for leadership positions in the Law Student Association.


The Alledger, Volume 15, Number 07, The Alledger Apr 1995

The Alledger, Volume 15, Number 07, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. This April Fool's issue includes a satirical article announcing that two major Boston law firms intended to rescind all employment offers that had been extended to students at Boston College Law School.


The Alledger, Volume 15, Number 06, The Alledger Mar 1995

The Alledger, Volume 15, Number 06, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes an article addressing the participation of several Boston College Law School students in drafting an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts.


The Alledger, Volume 15, Number 04, The Alledger Dec 1994

The Alledger, Volume 15, Number 04, The Alledger

The Alledger

Student newspaper of Boston College Law School. Issue includes an article about a conference held jointly at Boston College Law School and the Criminal Justice Institute of Harvard Law School addressing youth violence; Reverend Jesse Jackson was the keynote speaker at BC Law.