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Law Library of Congress and Harvard Law School Collaboration Improves Access to Legal Collection Materials

The Law Library of Congress and Harvard Law School are excited to commence work on a project to increase access to and discovery of national legal gazettes, manuscripts, and other legal materials. This multi-year effort will facilitate analysis and knowledge-sharing by the Law Library of Congress and the Program In Islamic Law (PIL) at Harvard Law […]

500-Year Anniversary of the Fuggerei – the Oldest Social Housing Complex in the World

This blog post describes the “Fuggerei” in Augsburg, Germany – the oldest existing social housing complex in the world. The Fuggerei was established on August 23, 1521 by Jakob Fugger “the Rich,” a wealthy merchant. In order to be eligible for housing, a person must be Catholic, needy, respectable, and a citizen of Augsburg. The yearly rent is Euros 0.88.

Aslihan Bulut Has Been Appointed Law Librarian of Congress

Aslihan Bulut has been appointed as Law Librarian of Congress after serving in that position in an acting capacity for almost five months. Since 2019, Bulut served as the deputy law librarian for collections at the Law Library of Congress, where she oversaw the Global Legal Collections Directorate in establishing priorities, design, launch, and execution […]

Billionaires Are Going to Space! Or Are They?

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Day – A Time to […]

FALQs: England and Wales: Football Banning Orders

The following is a guest post by Chris Brain, a foreign law intern working in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress under the supervision of Clare Feikert-Ahalt, senior foreign law specialist covering the United Kingdom. He has previously written about UK – New Immigration and Asylum Bill Provides Fundamental Reforms. This post is […]

Would Britney Spears’ Type of Conservatorship be Possible in Israel?

Britney Spears’ plea to a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to end her conservatorship has drawn global attention to the legal arrangement of conservatorship, also known as guardianship, existing under the laws of many countries. Spears has been subject to conservatorship since 2008, following highly-publicized mental health problems. As a result, she has had no […]

On This Day in 1984: Women’s Suffrage in Liechtenstein

On July 1, 1984, women’s suffrage was introduced in Liechtenstein— making it the last European country to do so. Liechtenstein is situated between Switzerland and Austria and has a total of 38,557 inhabitants. In the 1984 national referendum, a slim majority of 2,370 (male) voters (51.3%) approved the right of Liechtenstein women to vote and […]

Law Library Presenting at 2021 AALL

On July 22, 2021 at 3:45 CDT, two Law Library staff members, and one former Law Library colleague will be participating in a presentation at this year’s annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. The conference was scheduled to be in Cleveland originally but has changed to be an all virtual event. I […]

Reflecting on 10 Years of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Day – A Time to […]