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New Collection in the Archives: A. Leo Levin Papers

LLevin.jpgWritten by Jessica Lydon, Archives Intern.

 
A leading figure in the history of Penn Law, the Philadelphia legal community, and the law profession at large, A. Leo Levin served as the Leon Meltzer Professor of Law for forty years, eventually receiving Emeritus status in 1989. He also graduated from Penn Law School in 1942.
 
The Biddle Law Library Archives recently processed the A. Leo Levin Papers, 1935-1996. This collection documents the activities of Levin inside and outside the classroom. The Levin Papers include materials ranging from teaching outlines and notes on the topics of evidence and civil procedure to Levin’s service as coordinator of the Pound Conference and as President of the Jewish Publication Society.   As an active participant in professional organizations and societies, Levin was a frequent speaker. Invitations, correspondence and speech notes recount Levin's seminar presentations, workshops and conference lectures. Further rounding out the collection are notes and drafts of publications and articles Levin wrote, as well as correspondence, memoranda and meeting minutes of the numerous advisory committees and judicial commissions on which Professor Levin served.
 
The finding aid for the A. Leo Levin Papers is located here. If you are interested in learning more about this collection, contact the Archives at biddlearchives@law.upenn.edu .