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First 100 Days as Law Librarian

The following is a guest post by David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress.  He has previously guest posted Shreddy: From the Office of the Law Librarian – Pic of the Week,  From the Desk of the Law Librarian, The Law Librarian in London, and Rebellious Children and Witches. It’s hard to believe that 100 days have passed […]

Law Library of Congress Hosts Event, Releases Guide on Legal Translation

The following is a guest post by Constance A. Johnson, a Legal Research Analyst at the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center.  Connie is not new to In Custodia Legis; her recent contributions include Water Rights at Star Island and Human Rights Day Event: Save the Date!.  Enjoy! On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, I attended a two […]

March Retrospective

This month we welcomed both Tina and Jeanine to what we affectionately refer to as our blog team.  Tina wasted little time in claiming the top spot with her post A Law Classification Scheme as Linked Data?. Her post was also mentioned on the Legal Informatics Blog, Infodocket, and the Law Librarian Blog.  Jeanine’s first post as an official […]

Myra Bradwell

The following is a guest post by Jim Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The city of Chicago has produced many leaders in the American bar.  Among one of the most influential attorneys from Chicago was Myra Bradwell, a prominent social reformer from the later third of the 19th century.  […]

John Hessler on the Corpus Agrimensorum, Roman Land Law, and Mathematical Approaches to Archeology

On February 15, the Law Library of Congress in cooperation with the John W. Kluge Center hosted John Hessler, Senior Cartographic Librarian in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, and a Kluge Staff Fellow, as a guest speaker for the Law Library’s Power Lunch series.  Mr. Hessler’s lecture, “Written in Stone: Roman Land […]

Shreddy: From the Office of the Law Librarian – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress.  He has previously guest posted From the Desk of the Law Librarian, The Law Librarian in London, and Rebellious Children and Witches. In a previous post I mentioned keys belonging to former Law Librarian of Congress Carlton Kenyon. This Pic of the Week shows […]