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.
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. […]
The Law Library of Congress is the largest law library in the world, and much of its vast collection is housed in the Madison Building’s sub-basement stacks. Whenever a patron requests an item that does not have “RR” at the end of the call number, our expert staff combs through our vast collection of over 2.5 million volumes to locate the item […]
On January 30, 1835, an unemployed painter by the name of Richard Lawrence made the first attempt on the life of a sitting U.S. President. That damp, misty day, President Andrew Jackson had traveled to the Capitol Building to attend a Congressional funeral in the House Wing. As the President exited the funeral, he approached […]
The arrival of the new year this week prompts us once again to think about the calendar and its place in law and legal research. In that connection, today’s Pic of the Week post turns back the clock to the beginning of the fourteenth century for a look at a medieval manuscript from the Law […]
One evening this week I paid a visit to the Capitol Christmas Tree, which is situated on the West Front lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year the tree traveled all the way from the Newport Ranger District of the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington state, arriving at the Capitol in late November. It […]
In honor of Human Rights Day, Barbara and Robert prepared a display in the Law Library Reading Room to coincide with our panel discussion on refugee rights which was set for December 10th. Unfortunately, Mother Nature, in the form of ice and snow, closed the federal government in the DC metropolitan area for the day. The good news […]
This post was co-authored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, Legal Reference Specialists. December 2nd marked the 154th anniversary of the execution of John Brown, an act which transformed John Brown into a martyr for the abolitionist movement and further inflamed the sectional tensions that would ignite the Civil War. We previously featured the Jefferson […]
In September I attended the International Association of Law Libraries’ (IALL) annual course on international law and legal information. This year’s course, Catalan Law and Legal Information in a Global Context, was held in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to a full schedule of lectures by legal experts in Catalan law, there were several site visits. […]
The events of this past Saturday and Sunday were a booklover’s dream. Over a hundred authors – those normally reserved folks that a reader may only know through his or her words and a two-dimensional photo on the dust jacket – took to the stage to speak about their craft and also spent time signing hard-copy versions […]