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Welcome to Spring Term!

Spring library hours and services begin on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, the HLS campus, including the library, will be open to current members of the Harvard community only. Please bring your HUID to access campus spaces. Masks are required in all indoor spaces on campus, including the library. All of us …

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Happy New Year from Your HLS Library!

Welcome to 2022! All of us at the Harvard Law School Library hope you had a fun, relaxing, and restorative holiday, and we are excited to see you in the new year. Because the university has transitioned to remote learning for January term, the HLS Library will be open on a reduced schedule of weekdays 9 to 5, …

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Happy Holidays from the HLS Library!

You did it: Congratulations on finishing your exams! All of us at the Harvard Law School Library wish you and your loved ones a joyous, relaxing, and healthy holiday season. The Law School and the HLS Library are closed for the holidays from December 18, 2021 through January 2, 2022. We look forward to seeing you in Langdell …

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Prayer, Meditation, and Private Talking Spaces at HLS

Harvard Law School Students: Did you know HLS has a quiet space reserved for prayer and meditation? The Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space is located inside the Student Organization Workroom on the second floor of Wasserstein Hall. The Dean of Students Office manages the space and works with individual students and groups to make a schedule that accommodates …

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Spooky Season @ HLS Library!

It’s that time of year: We’re getting ready for our annual celebration of all things spooky, and you’re invited! Tour the Harvard Law School Library’s haunted history of wraiths, witches, and wicked works in an exciting Halloween-themed experience. Learn about creepy legal cases, view ghoulish and ghastly items from Historical & Special Collections, and prepare to be haunted …

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HLS Book Talk: The Genome Defense – October 20, 2021

When Chris Hansen, an ACLU lawyer, learned that the U.S. government was issuing patents for human genes to biotech companies, his first thought was: How can a corporation own what makes us who we are? Then he discovered that women were being charged exorbitant fees to test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer—all because Myriad Genetics had patented …

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HLS Library Book Talk: Accessible Technology and the Developing World

Join the HLS Library on Tuesday, September 28 at 12:30 pm ET for the first Faculty Book Talk of the fall 2021 semester! This event features a conversation about Accessible Technology and the Developing World with co-editors HLS Professor Michael Stein, UMD College of Information Studies Professor Jonathan Lazar and panelists Professor Amy Landers of Drexel University Thomas …

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Welcome Back to the HLS Library!

The Harvard Law School Library has been open virtually since March 2020 … but we’ve sure missed seeing you in person. We are thrilled to announce that the HLS Library is virtually and physically open to all current Harvard students, faculty, and staff beginning Monday, August 16. Visit our Library Hours page for more information. Following University rules, …

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Newly Updated: New Zealand Legal Research Guide

Librarian AJ Blechner has given our New Zealand legal research guide a brand new update, which will help you get your New Zealand research project off to a great start. The guide provides information about researching New Zealand law, including books, subscription databases, and free internet resources. Topics include: The history and structure of the New Zealand legal system …

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