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Library of Celsus – Pic of the Week

With daily posts on In Custodia Legis, it may appear that we never take a vacation.  Fortunately, the blog team is big enough that we do have the opportunity for the occasional getaway.  This leads to the old grammar school question, what did you do on your summer break?  Today’s pic of the week answers […]

Law Library Summer Interns – 2013 Edition

  The Law Library was fortunate this summer to have a large group of interns working with the Global Legal Research team, Collection Services Division, and Public Services Division.  The individuals hailed from around the globe, including France, Ireland, South Africa, Afghanistan, and the United States and helped with projects that directly impacted the Library’s research, collections, […]

The Jefferson County, West Virginia Historic Courthouse – Pic of the Week

The Jefferson County Courthouse in Charles Town, West Virginia was the second courthouse constructed in Charles Town, replacing a more modest structure that dated back to 1803. Built in 1836 on land donated by George Washington’s brother, Charles Washington, the courthouse is still in use today. Charles Town was the site of a trial that altered the course of our nation’s history. In […]

Burlamaqui, Leibniz and The Pursuit of Happiness – Pic of the Week

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The political right to pursue happiness is one of the truly unique contributions of the Declaration of Independence.  Today’s pic of […]

The True Portraiture of Judge Littleton – Pic of the Week

At a recent public event, I presented a display of books from the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection including this unusually printed 1591 edition of Littleton’s Tenures.  One of the attractive features of the book is that it contains two very nice engravings that were bound into it ahead of the title page.  The engravings, […]

Blog Team Meeting – Pic of the Week

Have you ever wondered how the In Custodia Legis sausage is made?  Well, you are in luck.  Every month the blog team meets to develop what we call the “editorial calendar.”  The majority of the meeting is usually spent on handing out assignments to bloggers to generate content, including by looking at upcoming events and […]