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  • 1878 Class History (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Class History of the Class of 1878, consisting of a directory of members of the class of 1878, with photographs where available and letters of the members of the class summarizing their lives and achievements.
  • 1920s Maps
    Map Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The 1920s were a decade of change. Technology was changing rapidly – automobiles became more common, buildings in city centers were taller, radio made faraway places seem closer. In the United States, the last of the American troops returned after serving during the First World War; for a short while, the production and sales of alcohol was prohibited; and women voted in a national election for the first time. The events of the First World War had created distance from the nineteenth century, and the United States was looking forward toward the future. Society in the United States was changing – more women were working outside of their homes and more people lived in cities than in the countryside. But with all these advancements, many reflected in the phrase “the Roaring 20s,” there was also a dark side to the decade filled with social unrest, nativism, and racism. The maps in this collection reflect the trends and mores of the times. Please contact the Map Library regarding these items via e-mail at charts@library.illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-0827.
  • AALS Amicus Curiae Briefs (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from AALS Amicus Curiae Briefs include electronic PDF copies of court briefs concerning cases in which the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) filed as an amicus curiae relating to clinical programs, academic freedom, discrimination, and diversity in education, variously involving Hastings College of Law at the University of California, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, and Rutgers.
  • AALS Annual Meeting Proceedings and Presentations (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from AALS Annual Meeting Proceedings and Presentations contain committee report (1956) and conference papers and outlines, posters, presentation slides, academic articles, and proposals concerning the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meetings (2001-03, 2005-13, 2015, 2017- ) and innovative thought and practice in law teaching.
  • AALS Annual Meeting Programs (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from AALS Annual Meeting Programs contain final programs; preliminary programs; supplemental programs; newspapers; announcements and memoranda; requests for proposals; and exhibitor prospectuses, programs, index, maps, brochures, applications, registration forms, solicitations, social media, survey instruments, highlights, promotional materials, and timelines pertaining to the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meetings.
  • AALS Annual Meetings, Conferences, and Workshops Audio Recordings (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from the AALS Annual Meetings, Conferences, and Workshops Audio Recordings include audio recordings from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) reproductive medicine workshop, annual meetings, clinical conferences, faculty recruitment conferences, new law school teacher workshop, and webinar and website for those considering law teaching; series also includes transcript of one audio recording from 2019.
  • AALS Annual Meetings, Conferences, and Workshops Photographs (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from AALS Annual Meetings, Conferences, and Workshops Photographs include photographs from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meetings, Conferences on Clinical Legal Education, Midyear Meetings, and Workshops for New Law Teachers.
  • AALS Annual Meetings, Conferences, and Workshops Video Recordings (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from AALS Annual Meetings, Conferences, and Workshops Video Recordings include digital video recordings of Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Clinical Legal Education, and related conference workshops and interviews, including all sessions of the conference "Critical Choices: Education Decisions for the Next Generation of Lawyers," one session from workshop "Blurring Boundaries in Financial and Corporate Law," selected sessions from AALS Annual Meetings (2015-17), keynote from Conference on Clinical Legal Education, interviews from Conference on Clinical Legal Education, promotional videos for potential exhibitors at 2017 AALS Annual Meeting (2016) and for Before the JD research studies (2018), video or video transcript from Becoming a Law Teacher webinars (2019), transcripts of Faculty Focus webinars (2020), and transcript of President's welcome from virtually held AALS Annual Meeting (2021).
  • AALS Association Handbook (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from the AALS Association Handbook include electronic handbooks containing the bylaws, executive committee regulations, membership requirements, and statements of good practices of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
  • AALS Becoming a Law Teacher File (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Becoming a Law Teacher File contain email blast announcements for and webpages and samples from the AALS Becoming a Law Teacher website, which launched in 2019 and concerns the cultivation of those who are interested in using their legal education and experiences to enter academia.
  • AALS Committee on Professional Development Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Committee on Professional Development Publications contain sample proposals and instructions concerning the submission of proposals on professional development programs to the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Executive Committee.
  • AALS Committee Publications File (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Committee Publications File contain reports, directories, and bibliographies compiled by AALS committees and special committees, including Commission on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities (ca. 1998), Committee on Bar Admissions and Lawyer Performance (2001), Committee on Curriculum (2006), Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers (2004-05), Committee on Curriculum (2006), Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students (2013-14, 2016, 2018), Equal Justice Project Steering Committee (2002), Special Commission on Meeting the Challenges of Diversity in an Academic Democracy (1997), Special Committee on Copyright (1994), Special Committee on Problems of Substance Abuse in the Law Schools (1993); series also includes The Validity of the U.S. News and World Report Ranking on ABA Law Schools (1998) and lists of committees (2019-20) indicating positions available in the following year.
  • AALS Communications Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records of AALS Communications Publications file include AALS Communications Brief and its prior version, entitled AALS Communications News; these semi-regular electronic periodicals are directed toward public relations staff at member law schools and pertain to maintaining effective communication with constituents.
  • AALS Conference and Workshop Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Conference and Workshop Publications files contain brochures, programs, proceedings, transcripts, papers, and workbooks relating to workshops, mini-workshops, and conferences regarding new law teachers, minorities in legal education, women in legal education, clinical education, legal teaching, international and comparative law, international legal education, constitutional law, administrative law, commercial law, taxation, bankruptcy, property law, environmental issues, health law, anti-poverty law, family law, criminal law, and alternative dispute resolution.
  • AALS Current Issues in Legal Education Statements (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogate)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogate from Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Current Issues in Legal Education Statements contain statements asserting the value of legal education, advocating legal scholarship and the maintenance of standards in legal education, and addressing the cost of attending law school.
  • AALS Deans Memoranda (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from AALS Deans Memoranda include electronic memoranda issued by the executive, deputy, and associate directors of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) to Deans of Member Schools and Fee-Paid schools, House of Representatives Members, and Committee chairs regarding annual meetings sessions and workshops; AALS Conferences; nominations to offices; House of Representatives actions; Executive Committee Regulations, revisions, and clarifications; amendments to the Bylaws; Joint Statements by AALS and other organizations; and Committee actions and questionnaires.
  • AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference Issuances and Announcements (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference Issuances and Announcements files contain conference brochures, conference forms, registrant and recruiter letters, registrant and recruiter surveys, candidate and interviewer booklets, and unnumbered memoranda to the chairs and contact persons of the Faculty Recruitment Committee concerning the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Faculty Recruitment Conference.
  • AALS General Issuances (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from Association of American Law Schools (AALS) General Issuances include description, histories, and privacy policy of the organization; an advertisement for a new Executive Director of the association; messages from the AALS Executive Director and AALS President; a list of the deans of schools belonging to the association; antiracism clearinghouse material; information on organization's operational procedures during coronavirus pandemic restrictions; "Legal Education at a Glance" metrics for 2018-20 (2019-21); and email blast messages providing updates from the organization to members.
  • AALS Joint Committee, Joint Panel, and Task Force Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records of the AALS Joint Committee, Joint Panel, and Task Force Publications include excerpts from Before the JD: Undergraduate Views on Law School and Beyond the Bachelor's: Undergraduate Perspectives on Graduate and Professional Degrees along with methodology and other background on these research studies.
  • AALS Journal of Legal Education (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Journal of Legal Education, the journal of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), include articles and essays on the teaching and practice of law, law-related theoretical and creative writings, reviews of books pertinent to the legal profession, and papers from conferences and symposia sponsored by AALS.
  • AALS Legal Education Digests (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Legal Education Digests include electronic mailings sent to Association members containing summaries of online news and blog entries pertaining to legal education, such as innovations in education, developments in law, characteristics of the profession, and notable activities and events of law deans.
  • AALS Membership Planning Materials (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogate)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogate of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Membership Planning Materials contain information pertaining to membership in AALS, including statements on the association's values and its requirements for faculty usage, procedures for applying to join the association, and sabbatical questionnaires.
  • AALS Newsletter (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Newsletter include published electronic newsletters (2003- ) concerning the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) President's Message; notes from the Executive Director; AALS calendar; news from allied organizations; annual meetings, workshops, and conferences; employment opportunities; section and committee information; nominations for offices, committees, and House of Representatives; and memorials.
  • AALS Open Letters to ABA (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Open Letters to ABA files include electronic correspondence relating to advocacy positions sent by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) to the American Bar Association (ABA) regarding proposed changes in standards for law schools under consideration by ABA.
  • AALS Open Letters to Government Officials (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from AALS Open Letters to Government Officials include electronic PDF copies of advocacy positions sent by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) to members of Congress regarding student loan forgiveness, law clinics, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and funding of Legal Services Corporation.
  • AALS Placement Bulletin (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Placement Bulletin files include advertisements for entry level and experienced faculty positions; deanships; administrative positions; visitorships; Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand law school positions; non-tenured legal research and writing positions; fellowships; college and university positions not in law schools; and other positions related to legal education; series also contains order form, advertisement pricing information, and guidelines.
  • AALS Presidents' Newsletter Messages (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Presidents' Newsletter Messages include electronic copies of presidential messages published in AALS newsletters regarding varied subjects related with law education.
  • AALS Promotional Materials (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Promotional Materials include a publications order form and announcements from AALS, including copies of press releases distributed by way of the association's Web site.
  • AALS Reports to the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (Born...
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records of the AALS Reports to the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar contain memoranda submitted to open meetings of the Council by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) concerning AALS activities pertaining to legal education.
  • AALS Scholarly Papers Competition (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Scholarly Papers Competition include article reprints of scholarly papers presented at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meetings consisting of the winning and honorable mention papers from the annual Scholarly Papers Competition (2001- ) along with a comprehensive list of winners and honorable mentions from 1986 through 2016 (ca. 2016) and calls for entries to the 2014 and 2017-21 competitions (2013, 2016-20).
  • AALS Section on Academic Support Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Section on Academic Support Publications contain newsletters, program descriptions (2010, 2013, 2020), bylaws (2019 revision), and list of awards (2020) pertaining to the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) administration, academic discussions, activities and events. Newsletters include The Learning Curve (2001-06, 2009, and 2011-14), Newsletters from the Chair (2010-12, 2014), and untitled editions (2015, 2017).
  • AALS Section on Administrative Law Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Section on Administrative Law Publications contain newsletters, bylaws, and call for papers pertaining to the activities and administration of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Administrative Law.
  • AALS Section on Admiralty and Maritime Law Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Record from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Admiralty and Maritime Law Publications includes bylaws pertaining to the activities and administration of the Section.
  • AALS Section on Africa Publications (Born Digital records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital records from the AALS Section on Africa Publications contain copies of newsletters concerning the activities and administration of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Africa.
  • AALS Section on Agency, Partnership, LLCs and Unincorporated Associations Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Agency, Partnership, LLC's and Unincorporated Associations Publications contain Section bylaws and a call for papers (2016) for the Section's session at the next AALS Annual Meeting.
  • AALS Section on Aging and the Law Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Aging and the Law Publications contain copies of newsletters concerning activities, events, and administration of the AALS Section on Aging and the Law as well as a call for papers for the subsequent AALS Annual Meeting.
  • AALS Section on Agricultural and Food Law Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Agricultural and Food Law Publications contain the Section's bylaws as revised in 2012 as well as a 2019 call for papers to be presented at the Section's subsequent session at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting.
  • AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution Publications contain copies of newsletters concerning activities, events and administration of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • AALS Section on Animal Law Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the AALS Section on Animal Law Publications contain copies of newsletters concerning activities, events, publications, and administration of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Animal Law and calls for abstracts of potential presentations on "Animals as Living Accommodations" for the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting (2016).
  • AALS Section on Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research Publications include call for papers (2018) for subsequent annual meeting and videorecording of and presentation slides from Section's Webinar on Distance Teaching & Learning (2020).