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Law School policies, Office of the President

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 5/3/1195
Collection includes materials regarding the Law School Faculty's resolution in September 1988 on non-discrimination, particularly regarding recruitment and the resulting ban of military and government recruiters who were believed to discriminate in the areas of sexual orientation, age and disabilities, and a resolution passed in October 1987 on intellectual freedom, intolerance and harassment.

Dates

  • 1987-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

Law School policies, Office of the President, 1987-1990 collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

Overview

Collection includes materials regarding the Law School Faculty's resolution in September 1988 on non-discrimination, particularly regarding recruitment and the resulting ban of military and government recruiters who were believed to discriminate in the areas of sexual orientation, age and disabilities, and a resolution passed in October 1987 on intellectual freedom, intolerance and harassment.

Historical Note

In September 1988, the Law Faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo passed a resolution amending a comprehensive non-discrimination policy to include "sexual orientation" with particular application to employers seeking to recruit at the Law School. Employers using the Law School placement services were required to sign a non-discrimination statement. Military recruiters were not able to sign such a statement and were effectively barred from using Law School facilities. The subsequent controversy received substantial press and the President of the University, Steven Sample, ultimately issued a statement overruling the resolution in May 1989.

On October 2, 1987, the Law Faculty passed a "Faculty Statement Regarding Intellectual Freedom, Intolerance, and Prohibited Harassment following acts of intimidation against certain students the previous spring.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:
  1. Law Faculty's Resolution on Anti-Discrimination
  2. Law Faculty's Resolution on Intellectual Freedom, Intolerance, and Harassment

Acquisition Information

Collection was received in June 2010.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Spencer, December 2010.
Title
Finding Aid for Law School policies, Office of the President
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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