{ subscribe_url: '/share/sites/library-of-congress-blogs/law.php' }

Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

This past week, organizations across the country have been celebrating public service workers and honoring the work they do. For the past 36 years, Public Service Recognition Week has honored those who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. We asked our staff which public services they were most grateful […]

Celebrating the Life of Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez

Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and 25th Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Jane is survived by her husband, Christopher Freitas, and her three children, Adam, Alyson, and Andrew. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues. Librarian of Congress Dr. […]

American Association of Law Libraries 2019 Conference Recap

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Osborne, Legal Reference Librarian at the Law Library of Congress.  A number of Law Library of Congress staff members recently attended the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 112th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC. The conference provides law librarians and legal information professionals with opportunities for […]

Music and the Law, Part 2

The following post is cross posted on the In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. As promised, we present Part 2 of our look into Music and the Law where we polled our staff to determine their favorite songs/musical works regarding the law.  The submissions were very diverse!  Here we take a look at those that fit […]

New Report on Laws of Foreign Governments Lifting Sovereign Immunity

The following is a guest post by Luis Acosta, chief of one of the Law Library’s foreign, comparative, and international law divisions.  Luis also recently wrote a post about a report on education as a constitutional right in foreign countries. The doctrine of sovereign immunity, or state immunity, is an international law principle that limits […]

New Report on Education as a Constitutional Right in Foreign Countries

The following is a guest post by Luis Acosta, a division chief in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. An interesting aspect of comparative constitutional analysis considers how differences in countries’ histories and legal cultures are reflected in national constitutions. A recent Law Library of Congress report highlights such differences […]

Lessons Learned from AALL

Last week I had the pleasure to present at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia with Christine, Tammie, and Bob.  Ours was one of several presentations by staff from the Library of Congress.  It was my first time to attend the conference, and it was a great way to learn more […]