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Introduction to Canon Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Some of Dante’s recent posts include Resources and Treasures of the Italian Parliamentary Libraries, The Italian Legislature and Legislative Process: A Recent Institution in an Ancient Legal System, and  A Fresh Update on the Canonical […]

Human Rights Day Program Will Focus on Refugee Rights

Each year the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day with a panel discussion focusing on an aspect of human rights. This year’s program will focus on refugee rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted and proclaimed in Paris, France, on December 10, 1948.  The UDHR was designed to provide a […]

Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide

This post was co-authored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, Legal Reference Specialists. Although we are likely more frequently asked about federal laws here at the Law Library of Congress, we do receive quite a number of reference requests concerning state and local law.  Of these non-federal requests, some of the more challenging questions deal […]

Congress.gov: Coming to NCSS with Information That Will Amaze Your Students

The following is a guest post by Tammie Nelson, project manager of Congress.gov and an Information Technology Specialist at the Library of Congress.  It is cross posted on Teaching with the Library of Congress. As part of my job, I read all of the comments that come to the Library about our online legislative information.  My favorite comment is this […]

Join Us on November 21 for a Discussion of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

The Law Library of Congress will host a program on America’s favorite ghost story – Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  on Thursday, November 21.    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, listed as one of the Books that Shaped America by the Library of Congress, was first written by Irving in his collection of essays and short stories, […]

United Kingdom Anti-Terrorism Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

This blog post is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series, launched by the Law Library of Congress in an effort to introduce our readers to foreign legal systems and sources. Several blog posts on various countries have already been published, including on Thailand, Malawi, Indonesia, the European Union, Kuwait, the Russian Federation, and China.  Today it is […]

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.  […]