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Human Rights Day Display – Pic of the Week

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 […]

“His Soul is Marching On!” – Pic of the Week

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 […]

National Library of Catalonia – Pic of the Week

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.  […]

Law Library Presenters at the National Book Festival – Pic of the Week

Recognize these guys?  Well, you will after this weekend, if you come to the National Book Festival on the National Mall.  These Law Library staff will make the following presentations this Saturday and Sunday at the Library of Congress Pavilion: Saturday, September 21 at 1:40 p.m. Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Research at the Library of […]

Henry Clay’s Law License – Pic of the Week

We previously featured Senator Henry Clay’s law office as our picture of the week. Today, we bring you an image of his law license. I was fortunate to take a tour of Henry Clay’s estate, Ashland, and noticed his law license hanging on the wall.  Ashland was kind enough to send me the high resolution scan of the license that you see pictured below. After […]

The Law Library at the ABA Annual Meeting 2013 – Pic of the Week

  Matthew Braun and Barbara Bavis represented the Law Library of Congress at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco earlier this month.  Matthew and Barbara presented “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online” – a wildly successful course that counted for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. The conference’s expo featured a booth where the […]