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The Law Library of Congress Invites Applications for the Guggenheim Scholars Program

The Law Library of Congress invites applications for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Scholars Program. The purpose of this program is to fund a scholar whose research will draw upon the Law Library’s world-class collections, target new acquisitions, and leverage the Law Library’s staff expertise. The focus of the program is to create new research […]

FALQs: Israel to Hold Elections on November 1, 2022: What Do You Need to Know

Israel’s next general election will take place next Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in accordance with the Law for the Dissolution of the 24th Knesset and Parties’ Financing Law, 5782-2022 (Dissolution Law). The Dissolution Law provides for the dissolution of the current Knesset (parliament) before the completion of its term and for national elections to take place. The November […]

Join Us for a Webinar on Recently Published Reports from the Law Library of Congress

On November 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. EST, the Legal Research Institute of the Law Library of Congress will present the latest installment in its Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series. The webinar will provide an overview of recently published Law Library research reports, covering timely topics such as Investment Migration Programs of Visa Waiver Program […]

Newly Published Report on the Development of Laws on Abortion, Genetic Consultation, and Assisted Reproduction in Eleven Countries

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 Revealing the Presence of Ghosts; Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and  100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom.  The Law […]

FALQs: Canada and the Monarchy

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions (FALQs) series. On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, died and was immediately succeeded by King Charles III. Many look at […]