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Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our next Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our next Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar

The Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute invites you to our next webinar in the Orientations to Law Library Collections series. Join senior legal reference librarian, Margaret Wood, on Tuesday, October 20 starting at 11:00AM EST. The Orientation to Law Library Collections is designed for patrons with an interest to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. To register for this webinar, visit our Eventbrite page.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our next Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar

Law Library: News & Events: Please provide us with your feedback on the Congress.gov mobile site

Law Library: News & Events: Please provide us with your feedback on the Congress.gov mobile site

Mobile devices now account for half of all Congress.gov traffic. Please share your thoughts on mobile use of the site. https://www.research.net/r/cdg-mobile-usage-survey

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Law Library: News & Events: Please provide us with your feedback on the Congress.gov mobile site

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for a new Orientation to Legal Research webinar on Tracing Federal Regulations

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for a new Orientation to Legal Research webinar on Tracing Federal Regulations

On Thursday, October 15, starting at 11:00 a.m. EST, join senior legal reference librarian, Ann Hemmens, on our newest entry to the Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series. This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the informal rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation docket. For additional information, please contact us via our Ask a Librarian serviceTo register for this webinar, visit our Eventbrite page.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join us for a new Orientation to Legal Research webinar on Tracing Federal Regulations

Law Library: News & Events: Questions on How to Transcribe Herencia? Join us for our Herencia Transcribe-a-thon Office Hour Sessions TODAY!

Law Library: News & Events: Questions on How to Transcribe Herencia? Join us for our Herencia Transcribe-a-thon Office Hour Sessions TODAY!

As part of our Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents Transcribe-a-thon today, we are hosting two Office Hour Sessions through WebEx at 12:00PM and at 3:00PM EST. In these sessions staff from both the Law Library of Congress and the Hispanic Division will have an overview of our Spanish Legal Documents collection, especially highlighting our newest releases for phase two of this crowdsourcing campaign, demonstrate how to transcribe this collection, and answer all of your questions in both English and Spanish! 

To register for either of these sessions, visit our Eventbrite page here

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Law Library: News & Events: Questions on How to Transcribe Herencia? Join us for our Herencia Transcribe-a-thon Office Hour Sessions TODAY!

Law Library: News & Events: TOMORROW! Join us for our Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents Transcribe-a-thon

Law Library: News & Events: TOMORROW! Join us for our Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents Transcribe-a-thon

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a second Transcribe-a-thon for our crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. This all-virtual event is hosted by the Law Library of Congress, and is in collaboration with By the People, the Hispanic Division, and the African, Latin American and Western European Division. 

This also marks the release of phase two, which comprises another third of the total collection and will include seven new projects with close to 900 additional unique documents.

We will hold two WebEx office hour sessions with demonstrations on how to transcribe the collection and to answer any questions volunteers may have. There will be staff from the Law Library of Congress and the Hispanic Division assisting volunteers in English and Spanish! To register for either of our sessions, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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Law Library: News & Events: TOMORROW! Join us for our Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents Transcribe-a-thon

Law Library: News & Events: NEXT WEEK! Join us for our Herencia Transcribe-a-thon for Hispanic Heritage Month

Law Library: News & Events: NEXT WEEK! Join us for our Herencia Transcribe-a-thon for Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a second Transcribe-a-thon for our crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. This all-virtual event is hosted by the Law Library of Congress, and is in collaboration with By the People, the Hispanic Division, and the African, Latin American and Western European Division. 

This also marks the release of phase two, which comprises another third of the total collection and will include seven new projects with close to 900 additional unique documents.

We will hold two WebEx office hour sessions with demonstrations on how to transcribe the collection and to answer any questions volunteers may have. There will be staff from the Law Library of Congress and the Hispanic Division assisting volunteers in English and Spanish! To register for either of our sessions, please visit our Eventbrite page.

 

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Law Library: News & Events: NEXT WEEK! Join us for our Herencia Transcribe-a-thon for Hispanic Heritage Month

Before Ginsburg’s death, a majority of Americans viewed the Supreme Court as ‘middle of the road’

Before Ginsburg’s death, a majority of Americans viewed the Supreme Court as ‘middle of the road’

Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65%) said in August that the U.S. Supreme Court has the right amount of power.

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Before Ginsburg’s death, a majority of Americans viewed the Supreme Court as ‘middle of the road’

Law Library: News & Events: Join the Law Library of Congress for its next Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar, "Worlds Apart: Legal Responses to COVID-19 in New Zealand and Sweden."

Law Library: News & Events: Join the Law Library of Congress for its next Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar, "Worlds Apart: Legal Responses to COVID-19 in New Zealand and Sweden."

On 9/24 at 2pm ET, join Law Library of Congress foreign law specialists Kelly Buchanan and Elin Hofverberg for a new entry in the Foreign and Comparative Law webinar series, Worlds Apart: Legal Responses to COVID-19 in New Zealand and Sweden. This entry in the series will examine the different responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by the governments of New Zealand and Sweden. The discussion will include comparisons of the overarching policies and approaches, relevant laws, and how each government communicated with the public about the pandemic and the approaches taken. To register, please visit the Eventbrite page.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join the Law Library of Congress for its next Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar, "Worlds Apart: Legal Responses to COVID-19 in New Zealand and Sweden."

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our 2020 Constitution Day Event – "The Bulwark of Freedom": African-American Members of Congress and the Constitution During Reconstruction

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our 2020 Constitution Day Event – "The Bulwark of Freedom": African-American Members of Congress and the Constitution During Reconstruction

The Law Library of Congress and the Library of Congress Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement invites you to our 2020 Constitution and Citizenship Day event , “The Bulwark of Freedom”: African-American Members of Congress and the Constitution During Reconstruction, on September 17th at 3 p.m. EDT. This year’s lecture will be an online event and will be given by Michael J. Murphy, a historical publication specialist in the Office of the Historian for the U.S. House of Representatives. He earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Stony Brook University in New York. To register for this lecture, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our 2020 Constitution Day Event – "The Bulwark of Freedom": African-American Members of Congress and the Constitution During Reconstruction

Law Library: News & Events: The Law Library of Congress invites to the 2020 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence

Law Library: News & Events: The Law Library of Congress invites to the 2020 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence

The Law Library of Congress invites to the 2020 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence!

Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum will be the featured speaker of the event on Wednesday, September 9 at 3p.m. EDT. Brian E. Butler, professor of philosophy and legal scholar at the University of North Carolina Asheville, will interview Professor Nussbaum on “Philosophy and Life: Fragility, Emotions, Capabilities.” Nussbaum is the first woman to be the featured speaker for the Kellogg Lecture.

Register at https://kellogg2020.eventbrite.com. Capacity in the virtual space is limited, so we recommend registering as soon as possible. There will be a portion of time during the program allocated for Q&A.

For more information on our featured speaker, Martha Nussbaum, and the Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence, please visit our blog announcement.

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Law Library: News & Events: The Law Library of Congress invites to the 2020 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence