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The Law Library of Congress: A Place Where Interesting Topics are Discussed

The following is a guest post by Hanibal Goitom, Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress.  This is his second guest post – the first discussed cases and legislation relating to women’s rights in Africa. Here at the Law Library of Congress we have a great tradition called the “Power Lunch” – a […]

Current Legal Topics

After the success of my Guide to Law Online blog post, I decided to draw some attention to other areas of the Law Library’s website that users may not be that familiar with. Current Legal Topics is a guide that provides legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance. New content […]

Fort Meade Delivers, or Finding a Needle in this Haystack Couldn’t be Easier

The other day I visited the Library of Congress’ High Density Storage Facility at Fort Meade, Maryland.  Yes, that’s right; we are shelving books in Maryland.  With 2.65 million volumes in the Law Library, you don’t really believe we shelve them all in the sub-basement of the Madison building, do you? This Library of Congress […]

U.K. Extradition Arrangements with the U.S. Under Review

Britain’s coalition government announced in September that, pursuant to a pledge in its Programme for Government,  it is conducting a review of the U.K.’s extradition arrangements.  The review will be led by a retired Law Lord, who  presided over the inquiry into the death of Princess Diana, and two independent lawyers with expertise in extradition […]

Guide to Law Online

As you might have seen in previous posts on our blog, the Law Library offers a portal of Internet sources of interest to legal researchers called the Guide to Law Online.  The Guide is an annotated list to sources of information on government and law freely available online that has been prepared by the Law […]

Global Legal Resource Room

In addition to the Law Library Reading Room, the public can also access legal materials in our Global Legal Resource Room.  This space was established to provide a secure area for our 16,250 volume foreign law reference collection.  The Resource Room is located in our administrative offices as the primary users of this collection are […]

Help Finding Comparative and International Law

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Directorate. The Law Library’s Multinational Collections Database is now the Global Legal Information Catalog (GLIC). GLIC is a research tool for the Library of Congress Collections that interfaces with our library catalog. Why do you need to use it? […]