Jennifer Allison

Librarian for Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, Harvard Law School Library.

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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Newly Updated – Legal Research Guide for India

Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law Jennifer Allison has recently updated a legal research guide, “Introduction to Researching Indian Law.” The guide now includes a quick overview of India’s legal system, including links to websites for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Indian government. It also provides instructions to access and use the the law …

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New Research Guide: Critical Legal Studies

My new research guide on Critical Legal Studies was published today. It is available at https://guides.library.harvard.edu/critical-legal-studies. The guide features selected books and other resources, along with pre-populated HOLLIS library catalog searches using relevant subject and general keywords, for each of the following topics: Critical Race Theory Latina/o/x Critical Theory Asian Critical Theory Critical Indigenous Studies Critical Whiteness Studies …

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New Title Spotlight: The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy

Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public PolicyOlena Hankivsky and Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, eds.2019ISBN 9783319984728HOLLIS record: http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/99153809319903941/catalog A handbook on intersectionality in public policy might seem like a strange choice of a book to add to a law library collection. However, I disagree. For anyone considering a career that involves political leadership, lawmaking, regulatory affairs, community advocacy, or diplomacy, …

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Today at HLS: Prepare to Practice Conference – Keynote Speech by Professor Daniel Coquillette

Taking place at Harvard Law School today is the 2019 Inaugural Prepare to Practice Conference, a joint initiative between the HLS Library and four other local law schools (Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, and Suffolk). This conference is designed to provide Boston-area law students with legal research instruction oriented toward their future roles as practicing attorneys. The conference …

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Upcoming Event at the Harvard Law School Library: Prepare to Practice Inaugural Legal Research Conference 2019

We are looking forward to hosting our first Prepare to Practice Legal Research Conference for law students next Tuesday, May 21, 8:30am – 4:30pm. We are teaming up to four other Boston-area law schools (Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Suffolk) to offer this full-day event, which focuses on getting students up to speed on research methods for …

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New Title Spotlight: “Testamente und Erbstreitigkeiten” (“Wills and Inheritance Disputes”)

The law library recently added a very interesting book to the collection: Testamente und Erbstreitigkeiten: von Kriemhild bis Cornelius GurlittWalter Zimmermann2018, C.H. BeckISBN: 9783406730238 This book provides a historical survey of wills and inheritance disputes and includes transcriptions (in normal, readable font) of actual language from testamentary instruments.  Researchers who are interested in historical wills will especially enjoy …

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Law Library Adds the Mueller Report to the Collection

U.S. politics has been abuzz since the recent release of a report by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, which details findings of a two-year investigation into possible Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Both the New York Times and the Washington Post have made the entire Mueller Report available online.  It can also be downloaded …

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Today: Election Day in Israel!

Nearly 6 million people are eligible to vote in today’s Parliamentary election in Israel, in which several parties from across the political spectrum are vying for control of the Knesset. This is explained in a thorough English-language election primer written by Maayan Lubell and published by the Reuters news service, available at https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-israel-election-parties-explainer-idUKKCN1RJ0AQ. Polls are showing that the …

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Getting to Ellen: A Trial Lawyer’s Gender Transition and the Lessons of Vulnerability and Self-Compassion

Several colleagues from the library were among the Harvard Law School staff members who attended a talk this morning given by Ellen (Ellie) Krug, who transitioned from male to female while working as a trial lawyer and heading a law firm in Iowa in 2009.  Today, Ellie travels around the country to talk to audiences about coming out …

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