Research Guides: Dispute Resolution

Jennifer Allison, Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law, has updated two research guides about dispute resolution. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Research guide contains information about common ADR methodologies, including arbitration, negotiation, mediation, and more. The guide includes example searches for ADR materials in HOLLIS (Harvard’s library catalog), along with selected books, journals, and online resources. Topics include: …

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What We’re Reading: The 12 Books I Read in April

I listen to audiobooks at 2x speed while doing other things, so I tend to go through a lot of books each month.  They tend to include a mix of genres and types, mostly because I read whatever just came off of my hold list.  Then it takes me a month to write up my impressions while I …

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HeinOnline’s LGBTQ+ Rights Collection

Happy Pride! HLS faculty, students, and staff have access to HeinOnline, which includes a great resource: the LGBTQ+ Rights Collection. Content in the database is grouped into six areas of focus: Marriage and Family, Employment Discrimination, Military Service, AIDS and Health Care, Public Spaces and Society, Supreme Court Briefs, and Historical Attitudes and Analysis. Learn more from this introductory research guide created …

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New Research Guide: Peruvian Legal Research

Interested in learning more about Peru’s legal system and legal research? Check out our new Peruvian Legal Research guide! Written by Juan-Andrés Fuentes, Foreign, Comparative & International Law Research Librarian, the guide covers Peru’s government and court structures, primary and secondary law, dictionaries and Spanish-English legal terms, a useful video to help you get started researching the laws …

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New Book: Legal Scholars and Scholarship in the PRC

Spanning nine academic institutions, 18 legal disciplines, and the work of 33 scholars, Legal Scholars and Scholarship in the People’s Republic of China, the First Generation, 1949-1992 portrays the key figures, notable works, and ideological and theoretical evolutions of Chinese law in the most turbulent and transformative period of PRC history. The author is Nongji Zhang, HLSL’s Librarian …

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What We’re Reading: Below the Edge of Darkness

In early February, for my birthday, I received an exciting and unexpected gift, a nightlight powered by living marine plankton called Pyrodinos that bioluminesce. I’ve had a well-known love of and interest in cephalopods for some time. But this got me interested in all the light-emitting creatures that live in the ocean. Around this time, I discovered Edith Widder’s book Below …

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Rebooting the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Digital Suite

After ten years, we are saying goodbye to the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Harvard Law School Library Digital Suite. We are hard at work creating a new digital experience using the Harvard Library CURIOSity platform. CURIOSity will provide a searching and browsing experience across all Holmes collections that will be more accessible and mobile friendly. We hope to …

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Congratulations, HLS Graduates!

Congratulations to law school graduates at HLS and elsewhere! You have accomplished great things during a difficult few years, and we are so excited to celebrate your day with you. While you are making your own memories this weekend, enjoy this HLS Commencement image from fifty years ago, featuring Karen J. Orlin and others from the class of …

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Starting a Summer Law Job? We Can Help!

Check out HLSL Research Librarian / Instruction Coordinator AJ Blechner’s newly updated research guides: Prepare to Practice and Local Law Libraries. Prepare to Practice This research guide is a great place to start if you’re starting summer employment or a new job. Topics include 50-state surveys, legislative history, regulations, dockets, forms, current awareness, and more. Want to learn …

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