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“Orientation to Law Library Collections” Webinar on July 28 at 11 AM EDT

We are now offering our webinar about the Law Library’s services and collections, Orientation to the Law Library Collections on a monthly basis. This webinar is one of several offered by the Law Library of Congress on U.S. law and legal resources. The July webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Click here to register.

The Orientation to Law Library Collections webinar will introduce participants to information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources as well as providing information about our print collections.

This webinar will be presented by Margaret M. Wood, a senior legal reference librarian in the Public Services Division of the Law Library. Margaret holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and an Master of Science in Library Science (M.S.L.S.) from the Catholic University of America.

Law Library Reading Room in 2019 / Photograph by Andrew Weber

Herencia: Review Challenge Recap and Announcement

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] Last week, the Law Library of Congress challenged you to help us provide complete transcriptions for all remaining documents in the Laws & Statutes: Agriculture, Conservation, Hunting and Fishing section of Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. We couldn’t be more […]

Herencia: Reto de revisiones y un anuncio especial

[Click here for the English version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en inglés.] La semana pasada, la Biblioteca Jurídica del Congreso te exhortó a ayudarnos a completar el proceso de transcripciones de los documentos restantes de nuestro proyecto, leyes y normas: agricultura, conservación, caza y pesca, de nuestra campaña de crowdsourcing, Herencia: Centuries of […]

“Bastille Day” Is About More Than the Bastille

This post is authored by Nicolas Boring, a foreign law specialist covering French-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Nicolas has previously blogged about a Report on Right of Huguenots to French Citizenship and The Library of the French National Assembly – Pic of the Week, among others. July 14 is France’s national holiday. Often referred to as […]

Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series: Response to COVID-19 in Japan and Korea

So far, Japan and South Korea’s  COVID-19 infection and mortality rates are relatively low despite neither country having been locked down. Both countries had the first cases of infection very early, in mid-January. The measures the two countries took appear different. South Korea was widely regarded as a model country in combating the pandemic. South […]

New Report on “Regulating Electronic Means to Fight the Spread of COVID-19” Published

It appears that COVID-19 will not go away any time soon. As there is currently no known cure or vaccine against it, countries have to find other ways to prevent and mitigate the spread of this infectious disease. Many countries have turned to electronic measures to provide general information and advice on COVID-19, allow people to […]

Congress.gov: Midway Through 2020

It occurred to me that with today’s release we are now midway through 2020. I thought it would be nice to take a step back and review the enhancements that we have made with Congress.gov so far this year. For our first release in early January, we added the ability to link directly to a section […]

Join Us for Our Next Orientation to Legal Research Series Webinar, Tracing Federal Regulations, on July 16, 2020, at 11:00 AM EDT

The Law Library of Congress’s next offering in its Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series will focus on the laws created by the Executive Branch of the U.S. federal government—rules and regulations. In the “Tracing Federal Regulations” webinar, scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., attendees will learn about the notice-and-comment […]

STARTING TODAY! Participate in our Herencia Review Challenge

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] This week, the Law Library of Congress challenges you to help improve access to our unique collection of historic Spanish legal materials, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, through the Library’s crowdsourcing platform, By the People (BTP). Our goal by the […]

¡COMENZANDO HOY! Participa en nuestro reto de revisión de Herencia

[Click here for the English version of this post / Haz clic aquí para la versión en inglés.] Esta semana, la Biblioteca Jurídica del Congreso te invita a ayudarnos a mejorar el acceso a nuestra colección única de documentos jurídico-históricos de España, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, a través de la plataforma de crowdsourcing […]