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Magna Carta Lecture Series – Selecting and Conserving Primary Sources

The Law Library is holding a series of lectures in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor.” Cosponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, the lecture series will provide further context on how the Great Charter fits into expansive historical and contemporary topics, such as […]

An Interview with Andrew Winston

Today’s interview is with Andrew Winston, a legal reference librarian in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Virginia and went to college and law school there.  I studied Ancient Greek and Latin as an undergraduate, went to law school and practiced law, and then […]

A Guide to Chinese Legal Research and Global Legal Collection Highlights: Official Publication of Chinese Law

If you got a chance to read my previous posts on Chinese legal research, Who Makes What? and Administrative Regulations and Departmental Rules, you know that under China’s Law on Legislation, the National People’s Congress (NPC) and its standing committee make laws; the State Council makes administrative regulations; and the ministries and commissions under the […]

American Bar Association Set to Launch a Traveling Exhibition to Celebrate Magna Carta

 The following is a guest post by Elissa C. Lichtenstein, director of the Division for Public Services of the American Bar Association. On August 8, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, the American Bar Association (ABA) will unveil a unique exhibit celebrating Magna Carta.  MAGNA CARTA: ENDURING LEGACY 1215-2015 explores the history of the “Great Charter” and […]

Legal Ethics: A Beginner’s Guide

This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, legal reference specialists. Everyone has a favorite lawyer joke. Robert encountered his favorite in the waiting room of a law office. Sitting on a table was a book titled, “Lawyer’s Book of Ethics.” It was blank. Notwithstanding this perception, the reality is that law is […]

Junior Fellow at the Law Library of Congress

This is a guest post by Betty Lupinacci, now the supervisor in the Processing Section of the Law Library Collection Services Division.  I love summers at the Library of Congress. That’s when, for ten weeks, the Junior Fellows take over the collections and fill the place with enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. Once again the Law Library […]