Data Privacy Day ~ January 28, 2020

Data Privacy Day is a global effort to "empower individuals and business to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust."  January 28 was recognized as Data Privacy Day by S. Res. 337, 113th Cong. (2014).  Get involved by taking simple steps to safeguard your own...

Eighteenth Amendment

On January 16, 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified, after years of campaigning by prohibition proponents.  The amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale or distribution of "intoxicating liquors" within the United States.  The Volstead Act was passed later in...

Season’s Greetings

The Jacob Burns Law Library wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season. The Law Library is open December 18 to December 20, 9:00am - 4:45pm.  The Law Library is closed for the University's Winter Holiday from Saturday, December 21, 2019, through January 1,...

Bill of Rights Ratified

On this day in 1791, the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution were ratified.  The Bill of Rights, as these Amendments came to be known, guaranteed personal liberties with the federal government.  The First Amendment alone included the right to...

200 Million and Counting

In November 2019, a milestone was reached in the world of libraries and interlibrary resource sharing:  the submission of the 200 millionth request from a library to obtain a copy of an article needed by one of its faculty.  The library that placed that request was...
Rosa Parks Arrested:  December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks Arrested: December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to obey an Alabama law and city ordinance that required African Americans to sit at the back of the bus and to give up their seats on the bus to make room for white passengers.  Mrs. Parks was an active...

Rare Books Amplify Learning

Rare Books Amplify Learning

GW undergraduate students enrolled in the freshman writing course Art in the Age of Shakespeare visited the Law Library on November 15 to see law books printed during Shakespeare’s lifetime, and to view the exhibition The Duel in History: Laws, “Codes,” and Censure....

Honoring All Veterans!

Honoring All Veterans!

GW Law Library proudly salutes those who have served in the armed forces. Thank you all for your dedication, sacrifice, and invaluable service. Be sure to check out our Military Justice research guide, which provides various legal resources and articles on military...

Rachel Carson and the Birth of the EPA

Rachel Carson and the Birth of the EPA

To celebrate GW’s Environmental Law Program’s 50th anniversary, the law library’s current display recognizes Rachel Carson’s influence on the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, and environmental policy in the United States at large. Rachel Carson...

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