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An Interview with Eliza Friend, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Eliza Friend, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background: I am currently a freshman at Claremont McKenna College pursuing a degree in international relations and economics. I have lived all over the United States, but I am […]

New Acquisition: The Trial of Governor Picton, A Case of Torture in Trinidad

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, the current Librarian-in-Residence at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has recently authored blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including Research Guides in Focus – Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide and Research Guides in Focus – Neighbor Law: A Beginner’s Guide. This post contains research contributed […]

Addressing the Gender Gap in Politics: The Case of Germany

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, I thought I would write something about political parity laws in Germany. Parity laws aim to counter female underrepresentation in parliament and have recently been enacted or are being discussed in a number of German states. Even though German women gained the right to vote […]

Our Interns’ Favorite Collection Items from Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents

As part of the anniversary celebration of Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, we recruited seven remote interns to transcribe, review, and conduct research on this unique collection of materials from the 15th to 19th centuries. If you want to learn more about this remarkable group of undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals, who are the […]

An Interview with Jake Neuberger, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Jake Neuberger, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. He will be a panelist in our upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns.  Describe your background I was born and raised in southern Connecticut and […]

Join Us on March 25 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on “Removal of Head of State Based on Incapacity or Criminal Activities: Case Study Israel”

On March 23, 2021, Israel will go through its fourth election in two years. Prime Minister (PM) Binyamin Netanyahu heads the current transitional government, following the collapse of the outgoing rotating government, in which he served as a PM, with Benny Gantz as an alternate PM. The formation of the outgoing rotating government was enabled by the […]

Apologies Bill Makes No Apologies as it Proceeds Through the UK Parliament

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal Response to the London Bombings of 7/7. I was scrolling […]

An Interview with Lourdes Johnson, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Lourdes Johnson, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. She will be a panelist in our upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns.  Describe your background I was born and raised in the city of […]