Last Friday, the Library launched a new public service announcement about the upcoming exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor. The exhibition opens on November 6, 2014, and will run through January 19, 2015. For ten weeks, the exhibition will feature the magnificent 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and explore its emergence as an enduring symbol of the rule of law.
The video features renowned television and radio host, Larry King. We thank Mr. King for his support of our exhibition and encourage you to watch, listen and visit us this fall or early next year to get a first-hand look at Magna Carta, the great charter of rights and liberties.
We hosted our second program in the Magna Carta lecture series, “Selecting and Conserving Primary Sources,” on Wednesday, August 20. William “Jake” Jacobs, chief of the Library’s Interpretive Programs Office, the division charged with managing exhibitions, moderated a panel of Library specialists who discussed the methods by which they prepare and select materials for Library exhibitions and […]
The Law Library is holding a series of lectures in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor.” Cosponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, the lecture series will provide further context on how the Great Charter fits into expansive historical and contemporary topics, such as […]
The following is a guest post by Elissa C. Lichtenstein, director of the Division for Public Services of the American Bar Association. On August 8, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, the American Bar Association (ABA) will unveil a unique exhibit celebrating Magna Carta. MAGNA CARTA: ENDURING LEGACY 1215-2015 explores the history of the “Great Charter” and […]
The Law Library of Congress will kick off a series of lectures that will explore how Magna Carta has impacted both historical and contemporary topics such as legal representation, the status of women in medieval times, and the use of primary sources to illustrate history. The series is planned to coincide with the upcoming exhibition […]
The following is a guest post by Geri Silverstone, project director for the Magna Carta 800th Surrey Partnership at the National Trust. As the phrase clearly states, time marches on and waits for no man, so perhaps it should not come as a surprise to think that we have just a year to go before […]
The Law Library of Congress hosted an engaging discussion with former U.S. Representative Patricia Schroeder on Wednesday, June 4. She spoke about her illustrious career as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado. Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Dizard Jr. interviewed Schroeder before a full house in LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The […]
The following is a guest post by Wendi A. Maloney, a writer-editor with the U.S. Copyright Office. Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center explored the influence of the courts and Congress on civil and voting rights in a May 1 lecture in the Mumford Room. The Law Library hosted the lecture for Law Day, […]
The Law Library of Congress celebrates Law Day each year with a program to commemorate the importance of our rights and the rule of law in American society. As part of this year’s celebration, Barbara and Robert have prepared a display in the Law Library Reading Room to coincide with today’s program featuring Jeffrey Rosen of the National […]
The Law Library of Congress will host Jeffrey Rosen in a celebration of Law Day 2014. This program is part of the Law Library’s annual celebration of Law Day, a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms that Americans enjoy. In 1957, the American Bar Association instituted Law […]