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An Interview with Emily Hausheer, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Emily Hausheer, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. She will be a panelist in our upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns.  Describe your background I grew up in a small town in Central New Jersey. […]

Facebook’s New “Supreme Court” – The Oversight Board and International Human Rights Law

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and United Nations […]

History of the United States Farm Bill

The following is a guest post by Sidonie Devarenne, an intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She is a current student of Library and Information Science at the University of Washington. Though the farm bill has a tremendous impact on the everyday lives of American citizens, many people may […]

An Interview with Eliza Friend, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Eliza Friend, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background: I am currently a freshman at Claremont McKenna College pursuing a degree in international relations and economics. I have lived all over the United States, but I am […]

New Acquisition: The Trial of Governor Picton, A Case of Torture in Trinidad

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, the current Librarian-in-Residence at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has recently authored blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including Research Guides in Focus – Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide and Research Guides in Focus – Neighbor Law: A Beginner’s Guide. This post contains research contributed […]

Addressing the Gender Gap in Politics: The Case of Germany

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, I thought I would write something about political parity laws in Germany. Parity laws aim to counter female underrepresentation in parliament and have recently been enacted or are being discussed in a number of German states. Even though German women gained the right to vote […]

Our Interns’ Favorite Collection Items from Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents

As part of the anniversary celebration of Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, we recruited seven remote interns to transcribe, review, and conduct research on this unique collection of materials from the 15th to 19th centuries. If you want to learn more about this remarkable group of undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals, who are the […]