Claude W. Pettit College of Law Records
The Claude W. Pettit College of Law records date from the early 1950s, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1980s to the early 2000s. The collection primarily consists of administrative records, faculty governance records, printed materials related to events and recruitment, and newsletters and magazines (most notably The Writ and The First Amendment, both of which document the voices of ONU law students).
- Claude W. Pettit College of Law (Organization)
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Founded in 1885, the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law is the second oldest Ohio law school and is a founding member of the Ohio League of Law Schools. The school was named in honor of Claude W. Pettit, a judge and former dean of the college. The college was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1948 and became a member of the Association of American Law Schools in 1965.
5.67 Linear Feet (11 containers)
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The Pettit College of Law was established at Ohio Northern University in 1885. The earliest materials in the College of Law Records date from the 1950s, and primarily consist of administrative records, faculty governance records, printed materials related to events and recruitment, and newsletters and magazines (most notably The Writ and The First Amendment).
As an academic archives that strives to advance historical research and understanding of our shared histories, the ONU Archives is committed to preserving and making accessible original, historic materials. This commitment to preserving materials in an uncensored form means that collections may contain offensive text, images, or recordings.
The collection was processed in support of the creation of a preliminary public finding aid in 2021.
- Claude W. Pettit College of Law Records, 1958-2013
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