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Author Michael Connelly Wins 2012 Harper Lee Prize

Author Michael Connelly has won the 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his work, The Fifth Witness. The annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is given to a book-length fictional work that “best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change.”  The University of Alabama School of […]

Lessons Learned from AALL in Boston

I enjoyed collecting feedback from my co-workers after last year’s American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual conference.  I thought it would be a good idea to continue the tradition. This year’s conference was in Boston.  In addition to snapping some library pictures while I was there, I presented with David, Tina, and Emily Feltren on […]

From Cheerios v. Cheetos to Apartheid, the Law Library Junior Fellows Shine – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post is by Betty Lupinacci, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution in our Collection Services Division. The Law Library Collection Services Division’s Junior Fellow Wesley Verge and Associate Junior Fellow Mari Gavin exhibited items from the Law Library’s gift collections as part of the 2012 Library of Congress Junior Fellows display […]

Visit by Professor Allan Brewer-Carías

The following is a guest post by  Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Dante has posted on his Visit to the University of Costa Rica’s Law School Library and a previous visit and lecture by Professor Brewer-Carías. On June 20, 2012, Roberta Shaffer, Associate Librarian for Library Services, met with the […]

Law Day Program with Richard Dreyfuss

The Law Library of Congress was fortunate to host citizen activist Richard Dreyfuss as our speaker for this year’s Law Day program.  Mr. Dreyfuss founded The Dreyfuss Initiative in 2010 with the aim of helping to ensure that today’s children learn how our government works and as adults are prepared to participate in that government. Mr. […]

Citizen Activist Richard Dreyfuss to Speak at the 2012 Law Day Program

In recognition of Law Day 2012, the Law Library of Congress will host Richard Dreyfuss for a discussion focused on The Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit corporation that aims to revitalize civics education in public schools.  The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor […]