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
Last week, I had the honor to give a gallery talk on the Library of Congress exhibit, Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. As a co-curator for the exhibit, I had helped in doing legal research for information about the cases portrayed by the drawings in the exhibit. At the talk, I spoke about […]
The Law Library staged a mock appeal for the Shakespearean character, Shylock, from the play, The Merchant of Venice. A full re-cap of the mock trial (including video!) is forthcoming, but we wanted to quickly share with you a scene from […]
This post is coauthored by Nathan Dorn, rare book curator, and Robert Brammer, senior legal information specialist. Our picture of the week is an image of Fort Caroline, Florida, which was founded by French Huguenots on June 22nd of 1564. This print has a complicated, but interesting history. It is part of a 1591 imprint of Theodor de […]
While driving through Frederick, Maryland, I passed by an unusual marker that appeared to be a man riding on horseback. I stopped to take a closer look, and found that it read, “George Washington Traveled this Road,” with George Washington’s name being depicted as his signature. The top of the marker also features Washington riding […]
On my recent trip to St. Louis, Missouri, I could not resist visiting the beautiful Old Courthouse. In 1816, Auguste Chouteau and Judge John B.C. Lucas donated land to St. Louis County which, according to the deed, was to be “used forever as the site on which the courthouse of the County of St. Louis […]
On Monday, I had the pleasure of assembling a display of rare books for guests attending the 2017 Burton Awards ceremony held at the Library of Congress. Created by Williams C. Burton, the awards acknowledge, celebrate, and reward outstanding achievements in the legal field, including for legal writing, regulatory reform and public service. The display […]
Whenever I plan any travel stateside, I go online to search for interesting places to visit along the way. My choice usually winds up being the World’s Largest Ball of Twine or some such oddity. But when planning a recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina, I found that they had a public law library. Perhaps […]
Spring may be the best time of year to take a break and visit Virginia’s historic triangle and Williamsburg, Virginia, especially the Virginia House of Burgesses. Spring is the anniversary time of so many historic revolutionary moments in Virginia. The House of Burgesses is the oldest English-speaking representative assembly in the New World, dating back […]
In preparing the Law Library’s various products, there’s often an element of creativity. Recently, my colleague Carla and I have been brainstorming some visual ideas for the Indigenous Law Portal. As I was looking for images, I chanced upon this image of Judge Crazy Walking. I, like many folks, often wonder who someone in a […]