A major function of the Law Library of Congress is the preparation of reports on legal topics, with an emphasis on foreign, comparative, and international law, in response to requests from Congress, the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, and others. The Law Library has authored thousands of reports from the 1940s to the present, and recently began a multi-year effort to digitize and publish some of our previously unreleased historical reports in order to make them fully accessible to researchers and other members of the public.
Since early 2020, nearly 1,600 digitized and born-digital historical reports have been released online as part of this project, with additional reports being published every few months. On June 22, 2021, we will present a webinar to discuss the process for inventorying, processing, and publishing these reports, as well as the recent launch of the Law Library’s second crowdsourcing campaign with By the People, entitled Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress, which contains a selection of recently digitized reports reflecting legal research and analysis mostly from the 1960s-1980s.
Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. (EDT)