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HOLLIS 9991473

Westfall, David. Papers, 1976-2005: Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 9991473
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Westfall, David.
Title: Papers, 1976-2005.
Date(s): 1976-2005.
Date(s): 1976-2005
Date(s): 1997-2005
Quantity: 1 collection (15 linear feet in 15 boxes.)
Abstract: This collection documents the professional career of David Westfall while a professor at the Harvard Law School. The collection consists almost entirely of his teaching and research materials, including syllabi and course material, exams, research notes, articles, and case reports.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Donated to the Harvard Law School Library by the Westfall family, 2006

Processing Information:

Processed by Karen Beck, April 2015.

Conditions Governing Access:

Due to the nature of the collection, several folders are closed for research. Files containing student information, such as grades, are closed for 80 years; those with Harvard Law School or Harvard University administrative records are closed for 50 years. All restrictions are noted in the container list below. Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Historical & Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Historical & Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Historical/Biographical Information


David Westfall taught at the Harvard Law School for fifty years. During that time he taught many courses, including Accounting, Estate Planning, Family Law, Intellectual Property, Labor Law, Property I and II, Real Estate Planning, and Trusts and Estates. During his time at Harvard he served on several committees, including the Law School Admissions Committee and University Benefits Appeals Committee, both of which he chaired. He was a member of the American Association of University Professors and the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. During his later years, he taught American Family Law, Labor & Employment Law, and Estate Planning as a guest lecturer in Spain, Chile, Italy, Germany, Japan, and aboard cruise ships. He also taught in the Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers. In 2001, he was one of the first Law School faculty members to volunteer as a 1L section leader.

Chronology

Chronology

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Scope and Contents

This collection documents the professional career of David Westfall while a professor at the Harvard Law School. The collection consists almost entirely of his teaching and research materials, including syllabi and course material, exams, and copies of articles and case reports. The material spans the years 1976 until shortly before his death in 2005, with the bulk of the material dated from the mid-1990s through 2005. Included are teaching materials from Harvard Law School courses Employment Law and Discrimination, Family Law, Labor Law, and Property Law and Property Tax. The collection also contains materials from courses taught in the Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers, and from courses taught overseas during his final years. Research materials are related to these courses and subjects. Included in the Property Law research materials is a substantial body of research dealing with new forms of property. This collection includes approximately thirty 3.5" diskettes, CD-ROMs, and other electronic media. A few individual diskettes were left in the folders in this collection. Most of the diskettes are housed in a separate box and may need to be reformatted before they can be viewed. Contact Historical & Special Collections for more information.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Discrimination in Employment—Law and Legislation—United States
Discrimination in Employment—Study and Teaching
Domestic Relations—Study and Teaching—United States
Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School—Faculty
Labor Laws and Legislation—Study and Teaching
Law—Study and Teaching
Program of Instruction for Lawyers
Property—Study and Teaching—United States
Westfall, David, 1927-2005

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