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Upcoming US Law Webinars – March 2021

Next month, our librarians will instruct on tracing federal regulations and using the Law Library’s online resources through law.gov. More information about the contents of each class can be found below.

Image of musicians playing instruments on Capitol steps

St. Patrick’s Day spirit at Capitol. Washington, D.C., March 17. Sons of the auld sod in Congress, assisted by Benny Goodman, swing band leader, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with music today on the Capitol steps. Seen in the photo are, left to right – Senator Joseph O’Mahoney, Wyoming – Eunice Healy, dancer in Goodman’s show – Benny Goodman, and Senator Claude Pepper of Florida. Harris & Ewing, photographer, Mar. 10, 1939. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.26317.


Orientation to Law Library Collections

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 noon ET

Content: Introduces participants to information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections.

Instructor: Anna Price – Legal Reference Specialist. Anna holds a BS in communications from Ithaca College, a JD from the University of Washington School of Law, and an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool.

Register here.


Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations

Date: Thursday, March 18, 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

Content: Provides participants with information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, including the publication and citation of federal regulations as well as exploring how to trace a federal regulation.

InstructorAnn Hemmens – senior legal reference librarian. Ann holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, and earned both her JD and Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Register here.

75 Years since the Finnish War Trials

One of the things I love most about the Law Library is the amazing resources we have. Had this been a normal year, I would have been able to spend this morning flipping through the physical copies of the Finnish gazette (Finlands författningssamling) to find historic legislation. One such piece of legislation is the Act […]

An Interview with Courtney Kennedy, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Courtney Kennedy, 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 am originally from Texas. I moved to Norman, […]

An Interview with Teresa Kane, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Teresa Kane, 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 am currently a junior at the […]

New Acquisition: 15th Century Manuscript of Johannes de Imola’s Commentary on the Decretales of Gregory IX

In a recent post on this blog, I announced the acquisition of an interesting 15th century manuscript of a work of canon law that recorded the Canons and Constitutions of the Archdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain. It was an exciting addition to the Law Library’s growing collection of medieval and early modern manuscript books. In this […]

Court Order Required for Puberty-Blocking Treatment for Transgender Teenagers in England and Wales

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal Response to the London Bombings of 7/7. In early December […]

Legal Research Reports: Most Viewed Reports of the Decade

The Law Library of Congress’ Global Legal Research Directorate specializes in U.S. and foreign law, producing legal research reports that explain how countries around the world approach the regulation of particular topics. In the past decade, the Law Library of Congress has published dozens of reports. Millions of views later, we are recapping our most […]