Finding Aid for the Patricia Wald Papers (Coll. 39)

Summary Information

Repository
National Equal Justice Library
ID
NEJL.039
Title
Patricia Wald Papers
Date
1965
Creator
Wald, Patricia M.
Extent
0.2 Linear feet
Language
English

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Biographical/Historical note

The Honorable Patricia M. Wald, a graduate of Yale Law School, served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1999, serving as Chief Judge from 1986-1991. Judge Wald was a consultant for the Office of Economic Opportunity at the National Conference on Law and Poverty in 1965. She went on to work with legal services organizations such as Neighborhood Legal Services Program from 1968-1970 and the Center for Law and Social Policy from 1971-1972 before becoming Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice and, soon after, a Justice with the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a draft copy of a report by Patricia Wald that would later be called, "Law and Poverty 1965: A Report to the National Conference on Law and Poverty." In this draft, it is titled, "Legal Problems of the Poor..."

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Rights

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Office of Economic Opportunity. Legal Services Program.

Subject(s)

  • War on Poverty

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