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Presentation – Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638

The following is a guest post by Jeanine Cali, a writer for the Law Library’s Outreach Team on the upcoming presentation by Professor Katherine Aron-Beller about her new book, Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12:00 p.m., the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern […]

Russian Legal Analysts Visit the Law Library of Congress

The Law Library of Congress recently hosted a group of legal analysts from a Moscow based non-government organization called the “Consulting and Legal Protection of People.” According to its director, Svetlana Boshno, the organization coordinates its activities with the Russian State Civil Service Academy under the Russian Federation President and works with members and staff of […]

Human Rights Day Event: Save the Date!

The following is a guest post by Constance Johnson, a Legal Research Analyst in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center.  She previous guest posted on Water Rights at Star Island. On Friday, December 9, 2011, the Law Library of Congress will hold its fourth annual Human Rights Day celebration.  International Human Rights Day is actually observed on […]

Lecture by Professor Allan Brewer-Carías: The Connection between the U.S. Independence and the Hispanic American Independence Movement

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. On November 22, 2011, from noon to 1:30 pm, the Law Library of Congress will host the renowned Venezuelan academic, intellectual, and constitutional scholar Allan Brewer-Carías, who will present a lecture titled: The Connection between the U.S. […]

Scholar Joseph Raz Delivers Second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

On October 5, 2011,  the Law Library of Congress (LLC) had the honor of hosting a lecture by Professor Joseph Raz, one of the leading scholars on legal and political philosophy. Professor Raz delivered the second Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence.  The first inaugural Kellogg lecture in 2009 featured Professor […]

Professor Joseph Raz – Pic of the Week

This week the Law Library of Congress hosted Professor Joseph Raz who delivered a very thought-provoking lecture for the second Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence.  Professor Raz is a leading proponent of legal positivism, which looks to the sources of laws as the basis for their validity, rather than their content.  During the lecture, he offered […]

Talking About THOMAS at the National Book Festival – Pic of the Week

We had a great time at the National Book Festival this past weekend talking with visitors about how the Law Library can help people connect with Congress, including through THOMAS. We handed out lots of gavel pencils as souvenirs! Andrew gave a presentation in the Library of Congress tent on Saturday about “THOMAS Takeaways for […]

The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach, and Services in the Law Library of Congress.  Robert has previously blogged about the Kellogg Biennial Lecture, Souvenirs from Moscow, and Humboldt University Law Faculty. I recently had the honor of visiting the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico while attending the annual meeting of […]