Jacob J. Kaplan Papers
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Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...
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Judge Jacob J. Kaplan (1889-1960) Judge Jacob J. Kaplan, born March 12 1889 was a prominent and well-respected Judge in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in New York, his family moved to Boston and settled in the West End. With the support of his parents, Kaplan excelled academically and at fifteen entered Harvard University. While at Harvard, Kaplan continued to prove his academic prowess. He was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, graduated in three years, and att...
Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...
Law clubs were established to provide students an opportunity to practice preparing and arguing law cases as realistically as possible. Law clubs began to be founded at Harvard in the 19th century; one of the earliest was the Marshall Club, founded in 1825. In 1910, the Board of Student Advisers was formed, and the more formal Ames Competition in Appellate Brief Writing and Advocacy was established. From the description of General information by and about Harvard Law School clubs, 18...