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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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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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National Library Week: GPT-3 Loves HLSL!

To celebrate National Library Week 2022, we collaborated with Jack Cushman of HLS’s Library Innovation Lab to use GPT-3 (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 3), a language prediction model created by OpenAI. We asked GPT-3 several versions of this prompt: “To celebrate National Library Week, here is what I love about the Harvard Law School Library.” We’ll be sharing GPT-3’s …

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Storm Alert: HLS Library Closed January 29, 2022

Anticipating tomorrow’s blizzard, the Harvard Law School Library will be closed on Saturday January 29, and will reopen at noon on Sunday January 30, 2022. 24/7 access to the second floor of the Library is available to HLS students during this time. Stay safe and warm out there! This scene of a house in winter is from an …

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