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On Describing the Law Library’s Hispanic Legal Documents Collection

This is a guest post by Patience Tyne. Patience is working in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress as part of the Library of Congress’s Junior Fellows Program. The program’s focus is to increase access to our collections for our various patron groups. The project that I am working on in […]

Codrington Library – Pic of the Week

Earlier this month I attended the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) annual course on law and legal information. This year’s course was held at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the theme was Common Law Perspectives in an International Context. In addition to excellent lectures on common law in the UK, there […]

An Interview with Jasmine Stewart, Collection Services Intern

Today’s interview is with Jasmine Stewart, one of this year’s stellar summer interns in the Collection Services Division.  Jasmine has been busy inventorying and creating metadata for a collection of no-longer-available-in-print National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) decisions.  She is also continuing work on accessioning our collection of foreign legal gazettes gifted by the Dag Hammarskjold […]

On the Shelf: Saint Pierre & Miquelon

For this edition of On the Shelf, we travel to one of the lesser-known French overseas collectivities, Saint Pierre & Miquelon. This material was brought to the forefront by a combination of projects in the Collection Services Division. As we have mentioned before, we are still chipping away at classifying over a million volumes that […]

Global Anti-Doping Rules – an Overview

The following is a guest post by Felix Beulke, a summer intern currently working with Jenny Gesley on research related to the laws of German-speaking jurisdictions at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. Felix has previously written on Brexit – What Happens Next?. The preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio […]

How Do You Say “Library” in…?

This week the Library of Congress hosts multiple pre-conferences in Washington, DC before the main International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference in Columbus, OH. If you are visiting DC for one of the pre-conferences, be sure to share your experiences on Twitter with the hashtag #IFLAPREatLOC. To make guests feel welcome, I’ve asked a few […]

Law Library Event—The Depiction of Law in Film and Television

“You have the right to remain silent” are words that have become ubiquitous in American popular culture due to the many reiterations of the Miranda warning in television and film. The Miranda warning, which protects defendants against self-incrimination during criminal interrogations, is the result of the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Miranda v. Arizona. This […]