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Cornell University Law Library – Pic of the Week

I was in Ithaca, N.Y. recently for a meeting of the Northeast Foreign Law Libraries Cooperative Group (NEFLLCG) hosted by Cornell University Law Library. This group meets semiannually to discuss collection development issues, new acquisitions, and ensure the law collections in the region sufficiently represent foreign jurisdictions.

Cornell Law School. Photo by Kurt Carroll.

Whenever I attend a conference or meeting, in addition to the subject matter, I look forward to visiting the library spaces of the host institutions. The focal point of Cornell’s law library is the Gould Reading Room, named in honor of Eleanor and Milton S. Gould.

The Gould Reading Room, Cornell University Law Library. Photo by Kurt Carroll

UK Supreme Court rules “Deport first, appeal later” power is unlawful

The following is a guest post by Conleth Burns, a foreign law intern working this summer in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Recently, in the R (Kiarie) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 17 case, the United Kingdom (U.K) Supreme Court issued a decision concerning the ability […]

Preserving resources from Haiti: On the Shelf

Preserving law sources is one of our top priorities and every day we find ourselves working with different jurisdictions.  In May, as we were working on reclassifying Law-classed materials, our serials cataloger came across some deteriorating issues of the law reports of Haiti, La Gazette du palais: organe juridique.  As a law source, this bimonthly […]

Justice for Shylock: A Mock Appeal

On Wednesday, June 21st, the Law Library of Congress was pleased to host a mock appeal for the Shakespearean character, Shylock, from the Merchant of Venice. Our distinguished panel of judges included United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg;  Associate Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School […]

Our Law Librarians at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting

This post is coauthored by Hanibal Goitom and Andrew Weber. Later this month the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 110th Annual Meeting and Conference will take place in Austin, Texas.  This year’s theme is Forgo the Status Quo.  The Law Library of Congress had multiple proposals accepted for this year’s conference. Jennifer is participating in two panels.  The first is The […]

The Declaration of Independence in Foreign Languages

In preparation for the upcoming Independence Day celebration tomorrow, we thought it might be interesting to show that there is also an international dimension to this national holiday. The Declaration of Independence is regarded as one of the milestone documents that shaped America, but it also had a major influence abroad. After the Continental Congress approved the […]

An Interview with Alia Hussain, Collections Technician

This week’s interview is with Alia Hussain, the newest technician in the Collection Services Division.  With her writing background, I’m hoping she decides to contribute to our blog. Describe your background. I was born and raised in New Jersey, then moved to Chicago after graduating high school to attend college. What is your academic/professional history? […]