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References to Roman Law in US Courts

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. I have previously written about the amazing collection of Roman law resources at the Law Library of Congress.  I noted that references to Roman law have been made in arguments before, and in decisions of, …

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Cuban Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Gustavo Guerra, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. This post is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series in which we provide information on some of the foreign law materials available to researchers at the Library of Congress. Gustavo has previously written posts on …

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English Translations of Post-Second World War South Korean Laws – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. It continues our Global Collection Highlights Series. Sayuri previously contributed a post on Japanese family law to this series. She also recently wrote a post on the laws and regulations passed in the aftermath of the Great …

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An Interview with Bing Jia, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following interview is with Bing Jia.  Bing is currently working as an intern in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Describe your background. Apart from some brief moves, I spent my childhood in Liaocheng, a historical and cultural city in Northern China.  The Old Town — which is shaded from the summer heat …

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Discovering the Constitution of Cadiz

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Ángel García, a summer intern in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. March 19, 2012, will be the 200th anniversary of the Constitution of Cádiz.  Seizing on the opportunity while interning at the Law Library of Congress, I asked the rare book technician, Nathan Dorn, to find …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Although I’m from New Zealand, my mother is American and my family gets together with other American Kiwis to celebrate Thanksgiving each year.  However, as there is no public holiday for this day, we tend to need to improvise with dates, with Thanksgiving dinner generally occurring on a weekend some time between October and January.  …