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Our New Report Looks at Bitcoin in 40 Countries

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The foreign law specialists and analysts at the Law Library of Congress recently completed a report that highlights the emerging global discussion around approaches to regulating virtual currencies, particularly Bitcoin.  This is of course a hot topic right now, and the report has been written about in news articles and blogs and referred to on …

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Law Library Report on Citizenship Pathways and Border Protection in Various Countries

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, our foreign law specialist for Portuguese-speaking countries.  Eduardo has previously written a post for In Custodia Legis on the legal history of capoeira in Brazil. Immigration, citizenship pathways, and border security are recurrent topics in the media.  You may have wondered:  How does immigration work in …

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An Interview with Bing Jia, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following interview is with Bing Jia.  Bing is currently working as an intern in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Describe your background. Apart from some brief moves, I spent my childhood in Liaocheng, a historical and cultural city in Northern China.  The Old Town — which is shaded from the summer heat …

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Seattle Central Library – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Last weekend several Law Library of Congress staff members traveled to Seattle, Washington to attend (and present at!) the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).  It was an excellent conference and we all learned a lot, as well as making new connections and discussing our work with various people.  In the …

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Keeping up to Date at the ASIL Annual Meeting

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, Director of Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress. For the majority of Washingtonians the cherry blossoms signal the start of Spring.  However, there is another event that marks the arrival of Spring for international lawyers: the annual meeting of the American Society of International …

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Most Visited Pages on our Website in 2012

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Happy New Year!  Here at the Law Library of Congress we are looking forward to another busy year filled with fascinating research, great public events, and (of course) many wonderful law books—old and new!  We try very hard to share our resources and expertise with as many people as possible, including through our Reading Room, …