The Law Library’s Foreign and International Law page for legal research guides has been updated.
Happy Friday! We’ve updated the links of our legal research guides for fourteen foreign jurisdictions. These research guides provide a one-stop primer on the legal systems of foreign countries by providing links to reference sources, compilations, citations guides, periodicals (indexes and databases), dictionaries, web resources, free public web sites, subscription-based services, subject-specific web sites, and country overviews.
The jurisdictions that have been updated are Australia; Brazil; United Kingdom; China; Egypt; Eritrea; France; Hong Kong; India; Israel; Japan; Lebanon; Russia; and Sweden.
This week’s interview is with Anne Guha, an intern with the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in Boston and grew up in various places all along the East Coast. I spent most of my childhood in New York City, North Carolina, and Florida, finishing high […]
After months of hard work, we are pleased to announce Jim Mangiafico and Garrett Schure as the winners of the Library of Congress Second Legislative Data Challenge, Legislative XML Data Mapping. As you may remember, we launched this challenge last fall with the goal of advancing the development of international exchange standards for legislative data and […]
As Andrew mentioned in his 2010 post, Our Hours Thanks to 2 U.S.C. 138, because of this law, if Congress is in session during a blizzard someone must come in to provide coverage in the Law Library Reading Room. Since I have been one of the staff members who helps provide coverage during bad weather over […]
The following post is cross posted on the From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature blog. Earlier this week, I made a trip to the attic of the Thomas Jefferson Building to see the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress and meet with Brock Thompson (who has previously helped edit this blog) and Robert Casper. […]
There are some great new features and improvements now available on Congress.gov. Our team from across the Library of Congress has worked hard to have the first version of both Advanced Search and Browse in this release. I’m also happy to announce that another requested page from THOMAS has now made it over to Congress.gov, the Appropriations Table. As […]
The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Research Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Last month, a new Egyptian Constitution was approved in a popular referendum held on January 14-15. The Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb, announced the results of the referendum on January […]
The National Women’s History Project has chosen “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment” as the 2014 theme for National Women’s History Month in order to honor the extraordinary determination and tenacity of women. In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the Law Library of Congress will welcome former Representative Patricia Schroeder […]
**”For this was on Seynt Valentynes day Whan every foul cometh there to chese his make, Of every kynde that men thynke may…” -Chaucer, Parliament of Fowles To go into this nice swirl of chocolate and Valentine’s Day, I think we have to go down memory lane a bit. There’s some history and some […]
Since our post on Christmas Movies and the Law was so successful, we decided to try our hand at a post about movies, love, and the law in celebration of Valentine’s Day. As with our Christmas post, we found some of our colleagues were cynics, but although they may have a jaundiced eye regarding love they […]