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HLS Faculty Book Talk – Terms of Disservice: How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design

Join the HLS Library on Tuesday March 30 at 3 pm EST for the final Faculty Book Talk of the semester. This event features a conversation about Terms of Disservice: How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design, between author Dipayan Ghosh and HLS Professor Jonathan Zittrain. It it cosponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public …

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HLS Faculty Book Talk: Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives

Join the HLS Library this Friday, March 26 at noon EST for the latest in our Faculty Book Talk series. This event features a discussion of Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives, with authors Michael Heller (Columbia Law School) and James Salzman (UCLA Law School), and panelists Professor Martha Minow (HLS) and Professor Joseph …

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Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem – Film Screening on March 11

Join the Harvard Law School Library on March 11, 3:30-5 pm EST for a live stream screening and panel discussion of Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem, inspired by HLS professor Alexandra Natapoff’s book Punishment Without Crime: How our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal. Panelists include: Alexandra Natapoff, Lee S. Kreindler Professor of …

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HeinOnline’s US Presidential Impeachment Library

Interested in learning more about presidential impeachments past and present? Check out HeinOnline’s U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library for some current and historical context to this timely topic. Organized by the four affected presidents – Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, William Clinton, and Donald Trump – this library explains the process of impeachment and contains more than 140,000 pages of …

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Happy Holidays from the HLS Library!

You did it: Congratulations on finishing your exams! All of us at the HLS Library wish you and your loved ones a joyous, relaxing, and healthy holiday season. The Law School will be closed for the holidays from December 19, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Though the Library will be physically closed in the new year due to …

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Happy Haunted HLSL Halloween!

In years past, many members of the Harvard Law School community have joined HLS Library staff for our popular Haunted Halloween tours. This year, the ghostly HLS Library crew – human and otherwise – is bringing the tour to you! Check out the video on our YouTube channel. Wishing everyone a safe and fun Haunted Halloween!

Help Uncover History!

The Harvard Library has launched an exciting new crowdsourcing project, Transcribing Harvard Library, which aims to make more than 650,000 manuscript pages in its Colonial North America digital collection fully searchable. Sixteen Harvard libraries, including the Harvard Law School Library’s Historical & Special Collections, contributed their materials to the Colonial North America digital collection, creating a rich interdisciplinary …

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Two New Exhibits at the Harvard Law School Library!

Two exhibits are now on view in the HLS Library: “Centuries of Japanese Legal Tradition” and “Charles Hamilton Houston and the Harvard Law School.” Both exhibits are on display through January 15, 2021, weekdays 9 to 5 in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall.  Centuries of Japanese Legal Tradition features rarely-seen treasures from the Japanese collection. Selected from over …

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Final Days: HLS and the Bauhaus exhibit

Stop by the Harvard Law School Library to catch Creating Community: Harvard Law School and the Bauhaus before it closes! The exhibit is open weekdays 9 to 5 in Langdell Hall’s Caspersen Room through August 16, 2019. Stay tuned for our next exhibit, Queering the Collection: LGBTQ+ History ca. 1600-1970, opening soon!

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