Nebraska Transcript History
What is the Nebraska Transcript? The first issue, from November 1966, provides this:
From the Editor – Opinions
This edition marks the first time a newspaper has been published by the students of the College of Law. In our opinion it has been long overdue. There is more than adequate reason for its creation and continuance.
With almost 250 students and ten times that number of alumni on the rolls of the Association, it is a curious anomaly that not one house organ circulated among them. This paper shall serve the purpose – among others – of bringing to the students and the alumni a common forum.
As the College continues to expand its student body and increase its faculty, it is only natural that extra-class communication between its faculty and their students becomes more difficult to obtain. The desirability of healthy avenues of communication and understanding is patent. We feel that a newspaper is one way of widening and keeping these avenues open.
Among the students themselves the need for communication may not be as patent as the necessity for good grades, but nonetheless it exists. In the past there has been a feeling that there are two kinds of students in the College; upper-classmen and the neophytes in room 101. This paper shall attempt to erase that feeling. We feel that each student should have a cognizance and a respect of his fellow student regardless of his class.
The TRANSCRIPT's purpose has been discussed briefly above, but no goals can be reached, and indeed our continued existence is in question, without your help. We ask you to read this paper; think about it; criticize it; and most of all tell us how it can be improved.
We feel like a bride preparing her first meal for her in-laws; she knows she has to cook something, but she doesn't know what.
The Nebraska Transcript (Transcript) offers glimpses of the history of the University of Nebraska College of Law, reporting on the people, organizations and events happening at the College of Law. The publication provides a unique venue for reporting activities at the College of Law, faculty news, alumni news, and occasionally news of the Nebraska Judiciary and Bar Association as they intersect with the College of Law. The Transcript also serves as a venue for more in-depth articles, frequently authored by members of the College of Law faculty or student body, discussing a broad range of topics relating to the law, Nebraska, or the history of the College of Law. The indexes, each described briefly below, seek to open the door to that reporting. In addition to the information accessible through those indexes, there are certain points in the history of the publication worth noting; they are listed in the Highlights section immediately following.
These Nebraska Transcript indexes continue to be a work in progress; the current indexes provide information through volume 39, Number 1, Fall/Winter 2005. Brief descriptions of the content of each of the indexes follow the linked .pdf documents to help guide your search.
Confirmation of name spellings and graduation dates could not be accomplished without the invaluable assistance of Vicki Lill - thank you, Vicki.
Professor Emeritus Alan Frank has been a constant inspiration and sounding board through the indexing process. It is with much gratitude that I provide his Foreword to the project with the indexes below. Thank you for your continued help and guidance, Professor Frank.