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An Interview with Sophia Schick, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This week’s interview is with Sophia Schick.  Sophia is spending time working for the Law Library this summer as an intern in the Global Legal Research Center. In addition to the valuable contribution she is making, Sophia brings tremendous enthusiasm to her work. Describe your background.  I grew up in Meersburg, a small town of five  thousand inhabitants, …

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From Recipient to Donor: The Changing Face of Aid

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Over a year ago I visited a remarkable country.  Rich in history, art, culture and beautiful landscapes, this country has traditionally received foreign aid due to its general low income level but is now providing aid to other countries.  I was amazed to see its recent monumental progress in science and technology although it is true …

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Global Legal Monitor: July Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The ten most read Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles in July covered six interesting legal themes: Criminal Law and Procedure; Foreign Investment; Communications and Electronic Information; Immigration; Labor; and Nationality and Citizenship. Below are the articles in the order of their popularity: Germany: Regional Court Ruling Criminalizes Circumcision of Young Boys South Korea: Permanent Dual …

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Meet Alexander Hoffmann: A Law Library of Congress Patron

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs Kuhagen, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division.  Meg has previously posted on a variety of topics including States in the Senate, House Committee Hearings Video, the Cardiff Giant, the Canadian Library of Parliament, football blackouts, and librarian services. We have interviewed Law Library staff and our colleagues from around the Library of Congress here at In Custodia Legis. But, …

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Happy Birthday William: Shakespeare, Henry V and Salic Law

Posted by: Margaret Wood

When Andrew asked me if I would write a post for Shakespeare’s birthday, I enthusiastically agreed.  I had just been rewatching Kenneth Branagh’s film, Henry V and as a dedicated Anglophile thought, this will be easy!  I subsequently realized that as a writer for the Law Library’s blog I would need to write about Shakespeare and the law – …

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Jolande Goldberg on Tree Figures, Memorization and the Law of Blood Relations

Posted by: Nathan Dorn

Recently, the Law Library welcomed Ms. Jolande Goldberg, Law Classification Specialist at the Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress, as a guest lecturer for the Law Library’s Power Lunch series. A longtime employee of the Library of Congress, Jolande Goldberg is well known as the principle architect of the K schedule – …

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Bicentennial of the Promulgation of the Spanish Constitution of 1812

Posted by: Francisco Macías

“The Spanish nation is the gathering of all Spaniards from both hemispheres.”–Chapter I, Title I, Article 1 You may recall that last month I posted a “pic of the week” titled “Banner Proclaiming the Spanish Constitution of 1812.”  Well, on that subject,  two hundred years ago today, on Thursday, March 19, 1812, the Constitution of …