Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Duke Law Magazine: A Window to History

Recently, the entire back file of Duke Law Magazine was scanned into PDF format and added to the Law School website. Readers may now browse or search issues and articles back to the first volume of the magazine in 1982. Previously, issues from 1982 to 2001 were available only in print in the Goodson Law Library's Archives collection on level 1.

The online collection from the Law School's Office of Communications provides wider access to the fascinating tidbits of Duke Law School history within. Some highlights from the magazine include Fall 1997's A Celebration of Women: 70 Years at Duke Law School or the Winter 1993 Alumnus Profile of Dr. Floyd M. Riddick, shortly before the library's Rare Books and Special Collections Room was renamed in honor of Dr. Riddick and his wife Marguerite. There are also numerous profiles of (and articles by) current and former Duke Law School faculty. (At Goodson Blogson HQ, we're partial to Senior Associate Dean for Information Services Richard A. Danner's Winter 1985 cover story about the changing role of the law library, featuring several vintage photographs.)

Browse Duke Law Magazine and other Law School publications via the link Publications at Duke Law. For assistance with accessing print copies or other archival Law School materials, be sure to Ask a Librarian.