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Join Us on 9/23 for a Webinar on Free Speech & the Regulation of Social Media in Egypt and Pakistan

On September 23, 2021, at 2pm EDT, Foreign Law Specialists Tariq Ahmad and George Sadek will present our next Foreign and Comparative Law webinar, “Free Speech & the Regulation of Social Media in Egypt and Pakistan.” Please click here to register. In recent years, there has been increased global focus on the governmental responses to […]

Indigenous Law Research Strategies: Settlement Acts

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, the current Librarian-in-Residence 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, Research Guides in Focus – Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide, and Research Guides […]

We’re Hiring!

The Global Legal Research Directorate of Law Library of Congress is looking for new additions to our team this fall. From reference to research to writing, GLRD offers a variety of opportunities for an exciting and fulfilling career. A list of our current open vacancies can be found at the bottom of this post.

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 […]

Who’s to Blame for Lost Silver and Gold? Laments of Financial Troubles in Spain 1588

The following is a guest post by Ashley Gonzalez, who served as a summer 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Herencia! What curious snapshots of history lie within your depths? As a summer 2021 intern, I had the exciting opportunity […]

Join Us For Our 2021 Constitution Day Lecture with Professor Kurt Lash!

On September 16th from 3-4 p.m. EDT, University of Richmond law professor Kurt Lash will present the Law Library of Congress annual Constitution Day lecture, which is titled, “The Transformation of the Bill of Rights: Incorporation Doctrine and the Fourteenth Amendment.” This lecture will be presented as a webinar. Please click here to register.  Constitution […]

Criminals and Coins: Understanding 17th Century Spanish Economy through Counterfeit Currency

The following is a guest post by Nina Perdomo, who served as a summer 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. During my time working with the Herencia collection, I have come across a variety of interesting documents. One that has […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – September 2021

Next month, our librarians will provide instruction on tracing federal regulations and using the Law Library’s print and online collections. More information about the contents of each class can be found below. Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations Date: Thursday, September 9, 11:00 AM EDT – 12:00 PM EDT Content: Provides participants with information […]

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 […]