William S. Richardson School of Law Historical Archives Finding Aid

The Law School History Archive preserves and makes available documents and ephemera relating to the history of the formation of the Law School as well as documents regarding the School’s activities throughout the years. In this collection you will find correspondences and memorandums that discuss the school’s formation; class entering photo guides and catalogs for every year beginning with the first entering year of 1973; various years of student directories, handbooks, and yearbooks; documents regarding the Law School’s milestone celebrations; brochures, pamphlets, and papers regarding students, faculty, and events of the Law School; and several years of the Law School’s reports. In 2023, the Law School History Digital Archive (LSHDA) project began to acquire and preserve only the digital versions of Law School History materials, and discard the physical copies, to address physical preservation space limitations. Identifiers with the LSHDA prefix represent the archival materials that are only kept in our LSHDA digital file repository location, and not in our physical storage location.

Series 1: Law Library

Box 1

  • Dedication of Law Library
  • Student/Faculty Guide to Library Services
  • Law Library Policies and Guide
  • Library Publications
  • Archive
  • Law Library Reports
  • Library Strategic Plan
  • CIP Law Library
  • Library Long Term Plan
  • Library 2003
  • Memos
  • UH Foundation Documents
  • Microfiche
  • LLMC 
  • Judge Sam King (Correspondence re: Acquisition)
  • Jill Ramsfield (Writing Center with Law Librarians)
  • Staff

Box 2

  • Statistics

Box 3

  • Law Library Photos
  • Publications About the Law Library
  • Law Library Events
  • UHCARL and Law Library Agreement
  • Budget History
  • Floor Plan
  • Harry Ball's Papers

Library Oral History (Digital Collection)

  • Public Services work experiences

Oversized Map Case Drawer 1

  • Law Library Posters

Oversized Map Case Drawer 2

  • Floor Plan

Oversized Map Case Drawer 5

  • Law Library Posters (JVD)

Oversized Map Case Drawer 6

  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Building "A" Library site plan
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Building "A" Library air conditioning floor plan
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Building "A" Library piping diag. and equipment schedule
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Building "A" Library details
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Building "A" Library electrical plan
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Building "A" Library lighting fixture schedule
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Building "A" Library partial lighting plan
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Building "A" Library partial electrical plan
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, General Plan
  • Law School Facilities - Phase I Library, Existing site and demolition plan

Law Library Flip Top Boxes 1-6

  • Law Library Building Maps
  • Sinclair Library Building Maps
  • UHM Interior Alterations to Building 142
  • Richardson Library Reroof
  • Air Conditioning and Interior Improvements

Series 2: Law School Photo Guides

Box 1: 1973-1989

Box 2: 1990-2022, Miscellaneous Photos

Box 3: 1973-1993 Poster Sized Photo Guides

Box 4: 1994-2001 Poster Sized Photo Guides

Digitized Photo Guides on eVols 1973-2022


Series 2.1 Poster Sized Law School Class Photos

Box 1: Poster Sized Law School Class Photos


Series 3: Law School Catalogs

Box 1: 1973-1993

Box 2: 1993-2022

Digitized Law School Catalogs on eVols 1973-2021


Series 4: Student Yearbooks, Directories, Handbooks

Box 1

  • Student Yearbooks 1986-1998
  • Student Directories 1976, 1994-2006
  • Faculty Directory 2004

Box 2

  • Student Handbooks 1976-2019

 

Series 5: Law School Anniversary Celebrations

Box 1

  • 13th Anniversary
  • 20th Anniversary
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • 35th Anniversary Celebration
  • 40th Anniversary Celebration


Series 6: Law School Programs

Box 1

  • Environmental Law
  • Elder Law
  • Ka Huli Ao
  • Pacific-Asian Legal Studies
  • Pacific Island Legal Institute
  • Asian Pacific Law and Policy Journal
  • Hawai’i Procurement Institute
  • Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law
  • LLM
  • Law of the Sea Institute
  • Hawai’i Innocence Project
  • Access to Justice Hui
  • Dual Degree Program
  • Part-Time Program
  • J-Term
  • Summer Law
  • Doctoral Degree in Juridical Sciences

Box 2

  • Ulu Lehua Program
  • Medical Legal Partnership
  • New Clinical Opportunities 2009
  • Bill Bentong/DHS 2009
  • Diabetes/Obesity
  • Veteran's Law Center
  • Military Law Center
  • UBC 2014
  • Sun Yat Sen
  • Matsunaga/Minow Visit 2008
  • Obama Presidential Library
  • Ned's Intl. "Big Idea" Committee 2010 + Biocultural Studies - Christopher
  • George Murphy/Al Landon Entrepreneurship
  • Inouye Project
  • HIP
  • India Trip 2015: Implementation Plan of WSRSL and OPJGU

 

Series 7: Law School Events

Box 1

  • Lectures
  • Receptions
  • Conferences/Symposiums
  • Opening Convocation
  • Fundraising
  • Commencement
  • Celebrations/Award Ceremonies
  • Miscellaneous
  • Student Events
  • India Trip 2015
  • Miscellaneous

Box 2

  • Commencement
  • Jurists in Residence

Box 3

  • Miscellaneous - Quilt from Art Show

Oversized Map Case Drawer 4

  • Miscellaneous Posters
  • Commencement
  • Lecture
  • Save U.H. Law

Oversized Map Case Drawer 5

  • Miscellaneous - Jurist-in-Residence Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg


Series 8: Law School Alumni

Box 1

  • Alumni Directories
  • Publications about Alumni
  • Alumni Newsletters
  • Alumni Events
  • Alumni Association Documents
  • Articles about Alumni

Series 9: Law Students

Box 1

  • Pro Bono
  • Moot Court
  • Ete Bowl
  • Student Scholarships & Awards
  • Student Bar Association
  • Miscellaneous

Series 9.1: Student Prizes & Awards

Box 1

  • Prizes & Awards

Box 2

  • Prizes & Awards
  • Award Display Information

Oversized Map Drawer 3

  • Miscellaneous

Series 10: Law School General Files

Box 1

  • Law School History Binder
  • Law School History Documents
  • Law School Memorandums
  • Publications about the law school: miscellaneous
  • Tuition Allocation
  • Bar Documents
  • CIP Planning
  • Law School General Documents
  • Publications About the Law School

Box 2

  • Law School Fundraising
  • Student Data
  • Law School Reports (Building Construction, Accreditation)
  • EDA Grant

Box 3

  • Law School Reports
  • ABA
  • Miscellaneous

Box 4

  • Law School Reports
  • ABA

Oversized Map Case Drawer 4

  • Law School Building Documents


    Series 11: Law School Publications

    Box 1

    • Newspaper Articles
    • Newsletters
    • Ke Kula Kānāwai Newsletters
    • Journal Articles about the Law School
    • Magainze Articles regarding Law School
    • DVD
    • Second Year Seminar Papers
    • Law School Publications
    • Newspaper Articles
    • Newsletters
    • Magazine Articles about the Law School

    Box 2

    • Newspaper Articles


    Series 12: Law School Administration, Faculty, and Staff

    Box 1

    • Professors
    • Lectureres
    • CJ William S. Richardson
    • Deans
    • Strikes
    • Faculty Meetings
    • Staff

    Box 2

    • Chris Iijima
    • Judy M. Weightman

    Box 3

    • Deans - Aviam Soifer, Faculty & Staff
      • Hawaii Innocence Project
      • Bar Admission 2006
      • Bar Admission
      • Faculty Meetings 04/05
      • Hawaii 2000
      • Hawaii 2002
      • Carole Petersen
      • Keanu Sai 2015
      • Staff Meetings 2003
      • Faculty Meetings 2011-12
      • CONFIDENTIAL
      • Staff, Adjuncts CONFIDENTIAL
      • ADD
      • Board of Regents 2003
      • Council of Deans/MADD
      • MET August 2006
      • Staff, Amy Ono

    Box 4

    • CJ William S. Richardson
      • Law School
      • 1982-1984, Friends of UH Law School
      • 1980-1983
      • Correspondence (Personal)
      • Newspaper articles
      • Sovereignty Movement
      • Amy C. Richardson Memorial Fund
      • Speeches
      • PALS
      • Recommendations

    Box 5

    • Curriculum Committee 1975-1986
    • Curriculum Committee 2003-2019

    Oversized Map Case Drawer 7

    • Aviam Soiferʻs Oversized Miscellaneous paintings, photos, and posters from Office

    Box 9

    • Deans - Aviam Soifer
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, CONFIDENTIAL
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards,Todayʻs Meetings
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, Committee Meeting CONFIDENTIAL
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards Beadie Dawson
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, Plans
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, UH Foundation 2003
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards,HJF Grant Proposal 2008, 2016
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, HJS Grants 2008-2009
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, Galiher/Ono Gift
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, JVD Conference
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, JVD Award Nomination, 2005 JVD Papers
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards,Biennium Budget + 2014 WSRSL Budget
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, Ford Foundation Jung Song 2012
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, Access Identification 2016
      • Fundraiser, Grants, UH Foundation & Awards, Foundation May 2007

    Box 10

    • CJ William S. Richardson
      • Newspaper articles
      • Correspondence
      • Second-Year Seminar Papers
      • Strategic Plan
      • Remarks/Speeches

    Box 11

    • CJ William S. Richardson
      • U.H. Rainbow Wahine Hui
      • Law School - Programs, Pamphlets
      • Law School 1985 - Friends of Richardson School of Law
      • Annual Reports
      • Law School Law Review
      • Law School Correspondence
      • Newspaper articles about Law School
      • Membership Cards
      • University of Cincinnati School of Law

     

    Series 13: Photos, Multimedia, Visual Works

    Law School Digital Photo Sets

    Large Photos Box: 1970-1995

    Small Photos Box: 1970s-1980s-1990s

    Law School Graduation Photos 1978-2013

    Small Photos Box: 1992-93 to 1995

    Small Photos Box: 1995-1996-1997

    Large Photos Box: 1996 to 1998

    Small Photos Box: 1997 to 1998

    Large Photos Box: 1999 to 2013

    Small Photos Box: 1999 to 2000

    Small Photos Box: 2000 to 2002

    Small Photos Box: 2002 to 2003

    Large Photos Box: Unknown Years

    Small Photos Box: 2003 to 2008

    Small Photos Box: Unknown Years

    Miscellaneous Media Box 1

    Miscellaneous Media Box 2

    Miscellaneous Media Box 3

    Digital Photos 2022 to present

    Photo Sets on the Law School Website

    Ramsey Prints

    Art Show Back Drop Box

    Series 14: ABA Boxes

    Series 15: UH Foundation

    Box 1

    Series 16: Law School Miscellaneous Discs

    Box 1

    Box 2