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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!

NEW EXHIBIT! Creating Community: Harvard Law School and the Bauhaus

2019 marks the centennial of the Bauhaus, and Harvard is celebrating! The Bauhaus, considered the twentieth century’s most influential school of art and design, has deep connections to Harvard, including the Harvard Law School. Did you know that Harvard’s first example of modern architecture is on the HLS campus and was designed by Walter Gropius, the founder of …

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Last Chance: Exhibit on HLS Student Orgs Closing Soon!

If you have not yet seen our exhibit on HLS student organizations, Spicy Reforms and Crystallizing Clap Trap, now is the time. Due to a January filming project in the Caspersen Room, the exhibit must close on Friday, December 21. A sneak peek is available here, but there’s so much more to see in person. Take a quick …

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852 RARE: “This is Neil Chayet, Looking at the Law”

The Harvard Law School Library is excited to announce that it recently received a unique collection of material from the family of Harvard Law School (HLS) alumnus, jurist, and popular radio personality Neil Chayet (HLS ’63). Comprised of more than 10,000 individual transcripts and several thousand corresponding minute-long radio broadcast recordings, the collection represents almost the entirety of …

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