Lecture Notes on Criminal Law Compiled by a Student at Harvard Law School in 1932-1933 [Manuscript]. Van Dusen, Lewis H., Jr. [1910-2004]. [Lecture Notes on a Course on Criminal Law at Harvard Law School]. [Cambridge, 1932-1933]. 288 pp. Three-quarter cloth over pebbled paper-covered boards. Moderate shelfwear, binding slightly cocked, "Criminal Law/ L.H. van Dusen Jr/ 3 Perkins Hall, Cambridge" to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, content in clear hand to rectos and versos of pp. 1-202, 265-270, numerous sheets of notes, some typewritten, tipped in (or laid in) throughout. $750. * This notebook offers an opportunity to "audit" the course in criminal law taught to first-year students at Harvard Law School in 1932-1933. The instructor isn't named. Depending on Van Dusen's class assignment, it was either Francis B. Sayre [1885-1972] or Livingston Hall [1903-1995]. Born into a distinguished Philadelphia family, Van Dusen graduated from Princeton at the top of his class in 1932 and attended Harvard Law School during the 1932-1933 academic year. Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1933, he went on to earn a law degree at Oxford, again at the top of his class, in 1935. Upon graduation he joined the old-line Philadelphia law firm Drinker, Biddle & Reath, where he remained for the rest of his professional life, which was interrupted by military service, yet again distinguished, during World War II. In addition to his legal practice, he served as the assistant deputy to the U.S. representative to NATO in 1950, a post in which he helped to negotiate civilian and military treaties.
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