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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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Great News From Germany: Legal Publisher Beck Verlag is Renaming the Palandt Civil Code Commentary

It’s an historic day in the world of German law following the announcement that the Beck Verlag, a prominent legal publisher, is renaming one of its most well-known titles, the Palandt Civil Code Commentary. I spoke and wrote briefly on this topic in my presentation and paper at Yale Law Library’s legal citation symposium this past spring. The …

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Legal Research Strategy: help is on the way!

You have a legal research project … now what do you do? Your friends at the HLS Library are here to help. Check out librarian AJ Blechner’s newly updated guide, “Legal Research Strategy.” You’ll learn how to tackle a legal research project step-by-step, and how to create a strategy that will save you time, avoid mistakes, and improve …

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Newly Updated – Legal Research Guide for India

Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law Jennifer Allison has recently updated a legal research guide, “Introduction to Researching Indian Law.” The guide now includes a quick overview of India’s legal system, including links to websites for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Indian government. It also provides instructions to access and use the the law …

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Ready for your summer job? HLS Library can help!

Looking to brush up on your legal research skills, and perhaps learn some new ones, for your summer job? Help is on the way! Research Librarian and Library Instruction Coordinator AJ Blechner has created a new research guide, Prepare to Practice: Advancing Your Legal Research, with you in mind. The guide will walk you through advanced legal research …

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Update to New York Times Online

Dear Colleagues, As of June 1, the HLSL NYT account is transferring to Harvard Library. All Harvard University students, faculty, and staff will now able to sign up for a Harvard-sponsored nytimes.com account by visiting Harvard’s registration page.  Already have a Law School NYT account? You will need to sign up again as we transition to the University NYT account. Your current …

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State-Specific Legal Research Guides: CA, MA & NY

If you will be doing legal research in California, Massachusetts, or New York this summer, we’ve got you covered! Members of our Research Services team have created guides to introduce you to legal research resources for these three states. Here are links to the guides: California Legal Research by Jennifer Allison Massachusetts Legal Research by Michelle Pearse New …

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