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In Defense of the Langdell Basement

I recently took a stroll in the Langdell basement for some quiet and cool. Casually browsing the shelves, I was excited to discover South Australian Industrial Reports, New Zealand statutes, and English Reports from the seventeenth century to present. I was even more excited to find a collection of books on the philosophy of law, which included books …

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Ever wonder where the bodies are buried?

Well, wonder no more. Here in Cambridge, we are fortunate to be able to visit the graves of many distinguished, notable individuals. Did you know that four U.S. Supreme Court Justices and six Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justices are buried in the nearby Mount Auburn Cemetery? If you’d like to learn more, then sign up to take a …

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852: RARE – Telford Taylor on Harvard Law School v. Yale Law School

“Do I go to law school at Harvard or at Yale?” If you have this happy dilemma, seek the advice of knowledgeable friends. This was the action taken in 1935 when a young man from Schenectady, New York consulted a hometown friend who had recently graduated from the Harvard Law School. Bill Waldron grew up across the street …

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Morris L. Cohen Fellowship Winner Announced

The Harvard Law School Library is very pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural Morris L. Cohen Fellowship in American Legal Bibliography and History is Sara Mayeux, a JD—History Ph.D. student at Stanford University. Ms. Mayeux will be conducting research in the Library’s manuscript collections for her project, “A Cultural History of the Criminal Defense Attorney, …

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852: RARE – A Students’ Guide to the Harvard Law School, 1877

It is not often that the Library has an opportunity to acquire a book or pamphlet about the Harvard Law School that it doesn’t already own. Such an occasion occurred this week when we purchased a pamphlet that not only did we not own but apparently exists only in this copy. The Harvard Manual. Contents: Historical Sketch; Law …

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