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Comics and the Law

It is the current fashion, both in academics and popular culture, to convey information about more serious topics, such as war, chemistry, military life in a combat zone, autobiography, cancer, and pandemic preparedness in graphic novels. As a librarian and a reader, I’ve enjoyed the ability of graphic novels to communicate dense non-fiction material in […]

Nairobi Shipment

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Processing Section of the Law Library. Monday morning we received five large boxes shipped from the Nairobi field office of the Library of Congress. It’s always fun when these deliveries arrive as we never know what we’ll find. The last shipment from Nairobi was mostly […]

Laws on Homosexuality in African Nations

This post was co-authored with Constance A. Johnson, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Connie has previously blogged about Law Relating to Refugee Rights – Global Legal Collection Highlights, Law and Longitude, Water Rights at Star Island, and our Guide on Legal Translation. Recent Nigerian and Ugandan laws criminalizing homosexuality have brought the issue […]

In Custodia Legis Posts: 2013 Roundup

As I said in my post last week on the foreign and comparative law reports we published in 2013, December is a good time to look back and evaluate the year.  This has been a busy year for the In Custodia Legis blog team.  So far in 2013, we have published 233 posts and May […]

An Interview with Hanibal Goitom, Foreign Law Specialist

This week’s interview is with Hanibal Goitom, a Foreign Law Specialist in our Global Legal Research Center.  Hanibal has previously written two guest posts for In Custodia Legis.  His “Power Lunch” was also discussed in the post There’s No Place Like Home. Describe your background. I am a Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library […]