HLS Library Talk: The American Journal of Law and Equality

Join the HLS Library on Thursday, October 21 at 12:30 pm ET on Zoom for a discussion of the recently established American Journal of Law and Equality with co-editors and HLS Professors Randall Kennedy and Martha Minow. This event is free and will be recorded. Registration is required. If you or an event participant require disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services …

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HLS Book Talk: The Genome Defense – October 20, 2021

When Chris Hansen, an ACLU lawyer, learned that the U.S. government was issuing patents for human genes to biotech companies, his first thought was: How can a corporation own what makes us who we are? Then he discovered that women were being charged exorbitant fees to test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer—all because Myriad Genetics had patented …

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HLS Library Book Talk: Say It Loud!

Join the HLS Library on Thursday October 14 at 12:30pm ET for a HLS Library Book Talk! This event features a conversation about Say It Loud! On Race, Law, History, and Culture by author and HLS Professor Randall Kennedy. This event is free and will be recorded. Registration is required. If you, or an event participant, require disability-related …

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HLS Library Book Talk: Power to the People

Join the HLS Library on Tuesday, October 5 at 12:30 pm ET for a discussion of Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism with co-authors HLS Professor Mark Tushnet and University of Sheffield School of Law Professor Bojan Bugarič, and panelists Professor Tom Ginsburg of the University of Chicago Law School, HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig, …

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HLS Library Book Talk: Accessible Technology and the Developing World

Join the HLS Library on Tuesday, September 28 at 12:30 pm ET for the first Faculty Book Talk of the fall 2021 semester! This event features a conversation about Accessible Technology and the Developing World with co-editors HLS Professor Michael Stein, UMD College of Information Studies Professor Jonathan Lazar and panelists Professor Amy Landers of Drexel University Thomas …

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Welcome Back to the HLS Library!

The Harvard Law School Library has been open virtually since March 2020 … but we’ve sure missed seeing you in person. We are thrilled to announce that the HLS Library is virtually and physically open to all current Harvard students, faculty, and staff beginning Monday, August 16. Visit our Library Hours page for more information. Following University rules, …

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Newly Updated: New Zealand Legal Research Guide

Librarian AJ Blechner has given our New Zealand legal research guide a brand new update, which will help you get your New Zealand research project off to a great start. The guide provides information about researching New Zealand law, including books, subscription databases, and free internet resources. Topics include: The history and structure of the New Zealand legal system …

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Great News From Germany: Legal Publisher Beck Verlag is Renaming the Palandt Civil Code Commentary

It’s an historic day in the world of German law following the announcement that the Beck Verlag, a prominent legal publisher, is renaming one of its most well-known titles, the Palandt Civil Code Commentary. I spoke and wrote briefly on this topic in my presentation and paper at Yale Law Library’s legal citation symposium this past spring. The …

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Legal Research Strategy: help is on the way!

You have a legal research project … now what do you do? Your friends at the HLS Library are here to help. Check out librarian AJ Blechner’s newly updated guide, “Legal Research Strategy.” You’ll learn how to tackle a legal research project step-by-step, and how to create a strategy that will save you time, avoid mistakes, and improve …

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On This Day in 2001: A Judge Meets an Artist

On July 5, 2001, Judge Deborah Anne Batts (HLS ’72) sat for the artist Simmie Knox, who painted this portrait. It was given to the HLS Library in 2001 by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Alumni(ae) Committee of the Harvard Law School Association, and is on view in Pound Hall. Deborah Anne Batts (1947-2020) was sworn in as a …

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