Who’s Cheating & What Should Be Done?

In the spirit of his undergraduate days at Adelphi where he was heavily involved in extracurriculars, B.Michael served as a student representative for his class (1984) on the Academic Committee of Northeastern University School of Law. See page 4 below. Cheating was one of the items on the agenda. Ironically, “Acadamic” is misspelled!

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Law School Miscellaneous

And so it begins:

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B.Michael’s classes during his very first quarter.

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First page of notes from three of B.Michael’s courses: Corporations (Summer 1983), Immigration Law and Administrative Law (Fall 1983).

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This additional page from his Corporations class contains a doodle! So very rare in any of B.Michael’s law school notebooks. Curious what he may have been wanting to “remember” in that moment, and to what “a little piece of life” refers. Perhaps a commentary on there being more to life than Ford Motor Company, or Corporations, or law school?

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Welcome to Law School!

At age 23, B.Michael began his 19th continuous year of formal education, and the first among his extended family to pursue a post-undergraduate degree.

From his official acceptance in March through to the beginning of classes in September, B.Michael was engaged in a robust process of orientation. See packet below with communiques from administrators, professors, fellow students, affinity organizations et al.

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One key component of his onboarding was a “First Year Survival Package” which came from the National Black American Law Students Association, now NBLSA, which was just 13 years old when he began at Northeastern.

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He would come to obtain the historical, though nonetheless relevant, resource below from 1973 (in three parts).

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