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McGill Fined for M.B.A. Tuition Hike

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Steve Clarke, Senior Foreign Law Specialist. Whenever I mention in this country that I went to college in Canada, I am almost invariably met with the response, “McGill?”  I have often wondered why that is so.  I mean, it is true that McGill has been ranked the top …

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Top Law Library of Congress Web Pages

Posted by: Andrew Weber

We occasionally highlight content on our blog that is viewed the most.  There are retrospective blog posts with the top viewed posts each month,  top weekly articles in the Global Legal Monitor (including what’s hot this year), the top weekly bills in THOMAS, and information about how to get top bill alerts by RSS and …

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An Interview with Isabella Marques de Castilla, Leadership Development Program Fellow

Posted by: Christine Sellers

This week’s interview is with Isabella Marques de Castilla, who is at the Law Library of Congress as a Fellow in the Library of Congress Leadership Development Program. Describe your background.   I am a product of different customs and cultures.  I have resided in various countries including Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the …

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Legal Half Time Entertainment

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Steve Clarke, Senior Foreign Law Specialist. In Custodia Legis wasn’t around last year when our fellow Library of Congress blogs, Inside Adams and In the Muse, discussed advertising and music surrounding the big game.  So I thought this year we should follow the trend and write about one …

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Coutumes of France in the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

The following is a guest post by Dr. Meredith Shedd-Driskel, Law Curator. With the rise of feudalism in medieval France, the country had evolved into two judicial territories.  The provincial parliaments in northern France, acting as sovereign judicial bodies independent of each other and claiming independence from the king, applied droit coutumier, or legal principles …

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‘Twas the Day After Christmas…

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

I’ve been getting into the holiday spirit and wanted to blog about something related to the season.  I thought I could follow up my Thanksgiving Day post with something about the laws relating to Christmas Day, but then I thought that something with a little more international flavor might be interesting (I did find some …

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Introducing our Guest Bloggers…

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Our funny and brilliant blogger of British origin, Clare, is taking a wee break at the moment – we’ve excused her from blogging duties while she looks after a very new addition to her family – congratulations, Clare!.  Therefore, in the interests of maintaining a good coverage of foreign law and a broad international perspective, …