Series 4
Emory University, 1973-2007
Boxes 27-32

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials related to Berman's time on the faculty of the Emory University School of Law. Berman arrived at Emory in 1985, remaining on its faculty until his death in 2007. The earliest documents here are letters between Berman and Tibor Varady, written when Berman was still at Harvard. Varady later joined the law faculty at Emory. Correspondence with John Witte, Jr. also dates from Berman's last years at Harvard. Varady and Witte are Berman's most frequent correspondents in this series.

General correspondence contains letters to and from other Emory faculty members, usually on general administrative matters. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by surname, and then chronologically.

Files on the American Law Center in Moscow mostly contain correspondence about Emory's program of instruction in American law for Russian lawyers. The materials document Berman's leading role in this program. Correspondence files are arranged alphabetically by surname, and then chronologically. Other files are arranged alphabetically by topic or type of material.

The subject files contain correspondence and other materials on specific topics, and are arranged alphabetically by topic. The bulk of the material relates to the Soviet and Russian scholars who visited Emory at Berman's invitation. There is also a large amount of material on the World Law Institute, which Berman co-founded in 1997. The file on the Law and Religion Program contains some correspondence with John Witte, but most of Witte's letters are filed in Subseries 4.1: General correspondence.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three subseries: (4.1) Correspondence, (4.2) American Law Center in Moscow, and (4.3) Subject files.

Description of Subseries