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Louis Henkin papers, 1940-2007, 1940-2007, bulk 1980-2005, bulk 1980-2005

Series II: Columbia University, 1958-2007

This series covers Henkin's 40+ years as part of the Columbia Law School Faculty. The bulk of the series are course materials from Henkin's teaching activities. Records from Henkin's five years as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School are included, to maintain consistency with Henkin's original arrangement. Records containing FERPA-protected student information arerestricted. The series is divided into three subseries.

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Subseries II.1: Administrative Files, 1972-2007

This subseries includes Henkin's participation on formal academic and administrative committees as well as routine announcement transmittals and personnel paperwork with his research and teaching assistants. A very small selection of related correspondence is present. Within each file, folders maintain Henkin's original titling and are arranged alphabetically. Six of the folders within the file of Research and Teaching Assistants include student transcripts, and the relevant folders have beenrestrictedfor eighty years from date of record.



Box 2 Announcements and University Business, 1979-2007, (11 folders)


Box 2 Appointments and Committees, 1972-2006, (10 folders)



Box 3 Appointments and Committees, 1972-2006, (10 folders)


Box 3 Research and Teaching Assistants, 1979-2006, (15 folders)

[6 folders are restricted until 2075-2085, see box for details]


Subseries II.2: Course Materials, 1958-2007

Records from Henkin's five years as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1958-1962) are included, to maintain consistency with Henkin's original arrangement. Columbia University material dates from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and is arranged by course title. Materials include bound packets of course readings, drafts, lecture outlines, notes, and syllabi. Folders including FERPA-protected student information such as papers and grades arerestrictedfor eighty years from date of record.



Box 1 Comparative Human Rights, 2003


Box 1 Student Papers, 2003, (1 folder)

[restricted until 2083]


Box 1 Syllabi, 2003, (1 folder)


Constitutional Law, 1958-2005


Box 1 Class Notes, 1958-2005, (3 folders)

(Notes from 1958-1962 are from Henkin's time at the University of Pennsylvania)


Box 1 Course Evaluations, 1999-2003, (2 folders)


Box 1 Exams, 1995-2005, (2 folders)


Box 1 Grades, 1996-1998, (1 folder)

[restricted until 2078]


Box 1 Syllabus, 2002, (1 folder)


Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspectives, 1992-2005


Box 1 Student Papers, 2003-2004, (3 folders)

[restricted until 2084]


Box 1 Syllabi, 1995-2001, (1 folder)


Box 1 Weekly Outlines and Readings, 1992-2005, (21 folders)



Box 2 Contracts, 1959-1962

(Henkin taught Contracts at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1950s and early 1960s before coming to Columbia University)


Box 2 Class Notes, 1959-1962, (4 folders)


Box 2 Syllabi, 1959, (1 folder)


Human Rights, 1990-2004


Box 2 Bibliographies, 1992, (1 folder)


Box 2 Course Evaluations, 2002, (1 folder)


Box 2 Exams, 1994-2004, (3 folders)


Box 2 Syllabi, 1990-2003, (1 folder)


Box 2 Weekly Lecture Notes, 1990-2001, (9 folders)


Human Rights, Constitutional Rights, 2004-2007


Box 2 Bibliographies, 2004, (1 folder)


Box 2 Grades, 2004-2007, (1 folder)

[restricted until 2087]


Box 2 Student Papers, 2004-2007, (3 folders)

[restricted until 2087]


Box 2 Syllabi, 2006-2007, (1 folder)


Box 2 Weekly Outlines and Readings, 2005, (4 folders)


Subseries II.3: Human Rights at Columbia, 1978-2005

Henkin was active in creating a space for human rights scholarship at Columbia University. The University-wide Center for the Study of Human Rights, founded by Henkin in 1978, was expanded into the Institute for the Study of Human Rights in 2010. Materials include conference announcements, a small selection of correspondence, organizational history, minutes, proposals, and reports. Henkin co-founded the Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute in 1998. Human Rights Institute materials include some minimal correspondence, meeting minutes, and applications for fellowships and Institute positions.



Box 3 Center for the Study of Human Rights, 1978-2005, (6 folders)


Box 3 Human Rights Institute, 1998-2004, (6 folders)