Louis Jaffe papers
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In 1936 Jaffe became a professor at the University of Buffalo School of Law, where he went on to become Dean in 1948. Jaffe joined the faculty of Harvard Law School in 1950, and fifteen years later he published Judicial Control of Administrative Action. His work on judicial review was widely commended and cited by other scholars and judges. He also co-authored a casebook, Administrative Law: Cases and Materials, which became a standard text for law students all over the country. Throughout his career he served as a commentator and expert adviser on issues such as regulation by the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Federal Communication Commission, and the Federal Aviation Commission.
Professor Jaffe retired in 1976, and spent the next 20 years residing in Cambridge. He died at the age of 90, on December 11, 1996.
- Series I. Harvard Law School, 1950-1976 1950-1976 Professor Jaffe began teaching at Harvard Law School in 1950where he taught until his retirement in 1976. There are foursubseries: teaching material, administrative material, writings andreadings. The teaching subseries and administrative subseries arearranged alphabetically. The writings and readings subseries wereleft in the arrangement Jaffe kept them in.
- ___ Subseries A. Teaching, 1950-19731950-1973
- ___Subseries B. Administrative, 1950-19731950-1973
- ___ Subseries C. Writings
- ___ Subseries D. Readings
- Series II. Correspondence, 1948-19721948-1972
This series contains correspondence of Professor Jaffefrom his time as a clerk in 1928 through his retirement from HarvardLaw School in 1976. It is mostly professional in nature. The seriesis arranged alphabetically.
- Series III. Non-Harvard Professional Work This series reflects Jaffe's professional work outsideof Harvard Law School. It includes his involvement with conferencesand committees, as well as his extensive work as an arbiter. Theconferences and committees subseries and the arbitration subseriesare arranged alphabetically.
- ___ Subseries A. Conferences, 1928-1972 1928-1972
- ___ Subseries B. Arbitration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Jaffe, Louis. Papers: Finding Aid
- Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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