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Join Us on 1/26 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: Indigenous Governance in the Circumpolar Arctic

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. Join us on January 26 at 2 p.m. EST for our next foreign, comparative, and international law webinar titled, “Indigenous Governance in the Circumpolar Arctic.” Please register here. With the ongoing effects of climate change, the Arctic […]

FALQs: The Conscription System of South Korea

This is a joint guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other jurisdictions in East and Southeast Asia, and Seongryeol Park, foreign law intern working with Sayuri Umeda in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress.   USAG- Humphreys, KATUSA ETS Ceremony – U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South […]

Law Library of Congress Report Highlights Recent Updates in UK and US Environmental Law

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has authored several blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including New Acquisition: The Trial of Governor Picton, A Case of Torture in Trinidad, Indigenous Law Research Strategies: Settlement Acts and Looking into the Past: Space Telescopes and the Law of Outer […]

Get Ready: Favorite Ready Reference Materials at the Law Library of Congress

This is a guest post by Olivia Kane-Cruz, the current librarian-in-residence at the Law Library of Congress. As the current librarian-in-residence, I am constantly learning from the more experienced legal reference librarians. During my very first week, I had the opportunity to shadow other librarians at the reference desk in the Law Library Reading Room. […]

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Its Municipal Government Structure

The following is a guest post by Jesús Colón Rosado, an intern working in the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. Jesús previously authored the post The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its Government Structure. Background Under the Spanish regime, the government of each municipality in Puerto Rico was called an ayuntamiento […]