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JACOB Unavailable on May 31

JACOB, the Library Catalog, will be unavailable on Thursday, May 31st.  While JACOB is unavailable, you may search for items in our collection by using the SHARELAW union catalog.  Use SHARELAW’S advanced search form and limit the location to GW Law for best...

“Research4Summer”

Happy summertime to everyone! Whether you’re in the area or away, we have services available for our students.   Visit our “Research4Summer”  guide for links to information about using our databases and how to contact us for help. For our newly...

Brown v. Board of Education

“Equal means getting the same thing at the same time and in the same place.”  ~Thurgood Marshall May 17 marks the 58th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).  Overturning Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), Brown unanimously...

Golden Spike

On May 10, 1869, the golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, by Leland Stanford, president of the Central Pacific.  The spike was the symbol uniting the country under the first transcontinental rail line by joining the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific...

27th Amendment Ratified May 7, 1992

The 27th Amendment requires that no change in compensation for a Representative or a Senator “shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.” The amendment was originally proposed in 1789 by James Madison, as part of his...

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