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Five Things to Know

Five Things to Know

Although the Jacob Burns Law Library is closed, we’re here to help with our virtual services.  The library staff continue to work to help you with your legal research requests.   Here are five things to know: Our virtual desk is open Monday – Friday, 9am...
27th Amendment Ratified May 7, 1992

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 intent of the amendment was to prohibit sitting members of Congress from...
Jacob Burns Law Library Operations and Covid-19

Jacob Burns Law Library Operations and Covid-19

Although the law library is closed, we are still here to help.  We’re working remotely to answer your questions about legal research.  You can reach us: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday. Contact us: Email: ...
Belva Lockwood – First Women to Argue Before the Supreme Court

Belva Lockwood – First Women to Argue Before the Supreme Court

Belva Lockwood, a graduate in 1873 of the the the National University Law School (now GW Law), became the first woman member of the Supreme Court bar and the first to argue a case before the Supreme Court.  Once she had completed her course work, the law school...

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