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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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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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What We’re Reading: Below the Edge of Darkness

In early February, for my birthday, I received an exciting and unexpected gift, a nightlight powered by living marine plankton called Pyrodinos that bioluminesce. I’ve had a well-known love of and interest in cephalopods for some time. But this got me interested in all the light-emitting creatures that live in the ocean. Around this time, I discovered Edith Widder’s book Below …

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Rebooting the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Digital Suite

After ten years, we are saying goodbye to the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Harvard Law School Library Digital Suite. We are hard at work creating a new digital experience using the Harvard Library CURIOSity platform. CURIOSity will provide a searching and browsing experience across all Holmes collections that will be more accessible and mobile friendly. We hope to …

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