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The French National School for the Judiciary

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Nicole Atwill, Senior Foreign Law Specialist. My husband was recently lamenting the loss of the second of his original law partners to a judicial appointment, this time to the Supreme Court of Virginia.  When I mentioned that such a scenario would be extremely rare in France, the conversation …

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An Interview With Betty Lupinacci, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

This week’s interview is with Betty Lupinacci, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution in our Collection Services Division (CSD). Describe your background I was born and raised in and around Pittsburgh, PA at a time when they still had functioning steel mills in the downtown area.  I am the third of six siblings (two …

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A Look Inside the Vault

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

Some of the real gems of the Law Library’s collection require special handling and cannot be shelved in the open stacks.  For these materials, we have the Rare Book Collection.  The Law Library’s collection of rare books consists of approximately 60,000 volumes of books and bound manuscripts. The collection is a great place for researchers …

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Current Legal Topics

Posted by: Christine Sellers

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 …

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It’s a Law Library… But Wait, There’s More!

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

While the Law Library does employ a number of legal reference librarians as well as collections staff and other people that work with our huge book stacks (approximately two American football fields under our building!), there are quite a few of us that don’t have a background in library or information sciences (although I did work at …