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New Research Guide: Colombian Legal Research

Juan-Andrés Fuentes, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Research Librarian, has created a new Colombian legal research guide. It includes information about the structure of Colombia’s government, judicial, and legal systems, and explains the country’s primary sources including its Constitution, legislation, treaties, regulations, and case law. Links to secondary sources, legal terms, and additional information are included as well. …

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Library Event – Capital Punishment: Where We Stand, 10/12 @ 4 pm

Join Professor Carol Steiker and the HLS Library for a conversation about the state of capital punishment today, followed by a reception and a chance to view the Library’s exhibit: Visualizing Capital Punishment: Spectacle, Shame, and Sympathy. Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 pm HLS Library Seminar Room 232 Reception at 5:00 pm in the Caspersen Room Open to all …

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Join the HLS Library for Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is September 18-24, 2022. Celebrate your freedom to read by joining Harvard community members to read aloud selections from banned books we love: September 21, 2022, noon to 1 pm, Langdell Hall front steps. Bring your favorite banned book to share! Every day during Banned Books Week, HLS Library staff members will share a banned …

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Welcome, HLS LLM Students!

Your friends at the Harvard Law School Library – including Remy the Harvard Cat – look forward to seeing you in Langdell Hall this year! We are all here to help guide you through your research projects throughout the year. Get a head-start by checking out this welcome guide prepared by librarian Jennifer Allison: “Law Library Research: Introductory …

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Forest Greenery, ca. 1325

Here in New England we are surrounded by greenery this time of year, which brings to mind these charming illustrations from an early manuscript compilation of English statutes. The Charter of the Forest, enacted in 1217, was considered a companion to Magna Carta and appears directly after it in this volume. The Charter re-established for free men rights …

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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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