Lawlapalooza 2013 Kindle Fire Drawing Winner

Lawlapalooza 2013 Kindle Fire Drawing Winner

We’re pleased to announce that Timothy Li, J.D. Class of 2013, is the winner of our 2013 Lawlapalooza drawing for a Kindle Fire.  Scott Pagel, Director of the Law Library, presented Timothy with the device. Winners of the drawings for the Starbucks gift cards...
Law’s Story:  The Development of Law and Lawyers

Law’s Story: The Development of Law and Lawyers

The Friends of  the Jacob Burns Law Library are pleased to host  a presentation by Emily Kadens, Professor of Law at Northwestern University and recipient of the GW Law Cummins Legal History Grant for 2013: Law’s Story:  The Development of Law and Lawyers as...
Lawlapalooza 2013–You’re Invited!

Lawlapalooza 2013–You’re Invited!

Who:  GW Law Students and Faculty What:  Lawlapalooza:  Research 2013 | Research Fair, Presented by the Jacob Burns Law Library When:  Wednesday, February 6th, 12-4pm Where:  Stockton Hall Lounges Librarians will be available to demo online library services to meet...

16th Amendment

The 16th Amendment was ratified on February 3, 1913, empowering Congress to impose an income tax.  In 1894, Congress had attempted to pass an income tax, but it was struck down in a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust, 157...

15th Amendment

The 15th Amendment was ratified on February 3, 1870, giving men of color and former slaves the right to vote.  Women generally did not have the right to vote until passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.  Ratification of the 15th Amendment was seen as the last piece to...

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