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Scholar Nicholas Vincent Delivers Final Magna Carta Lecture

The Law Library recently welcomed Magna Carta expert Nicholas Vincent for its final program in the Magna Carta Lecture Series. Vincent, professor of medieval history at the University of East Anglia, gave a lively and visual presentation titled “Magna Carta: From Runnymede to Washington: Old Laws, New Discoveries.” In his lecture, Vincent illustrated Magna Carta’s […]

International Law Books – Pics of the Week

This week the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law is taking place in Washington, D.C.  Peter wrote about attending the conference a couple of years ago.  Several of our staff members are attending various seminars, where they will learn about the latest developments in international law from scholars and practitioners from all […]

Lemon Laws: A Beginner’s Guide

This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, senior legal reference specialists. In response to our last post on consumer protection law, we determined there was additional interest in “lemon laws.”  Lemon laws are defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as statutes “designed to protect a consumer who buys a substandard automobile, usu[ally] by […]

Opening Day and the Law

I read with interest Kelly’s post last week regarding cricket and the law, especially the section on the Indian case where the plaintiffs stated that watching the sport was a matter of “right to life and personal liberty.” Today being the Washington Nationals‘ Opening Day, it got me thinking about our National Pastime and how […]

April Fools’ Day Quiz Answers

As promised, here are the answers and the citations for yesterday’s post, April Fools’ Day Quiz – Star Trek Court Cases.  Although some of the cases have been cited by elsewhere, I also tried to find others that are less familiar.  And I discovered that composing made-up opinions was quite difficult!  The best method seemed […]