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...
Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 2: Accusations of Witchcraft

Welcome to Witchtober Pt. 2: Accusations of Witchcraft

Image from Witchcraft in Salem Village 1692 by Winfield S. Nevins, 1892. Accusations of witchcraft started in Salem after some young girls began reporting fits, fever, and strange behavior. Rev. Samuel Parris, father to one afflicted girl, and uncle to another, sought...
Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of Information Day, celebrated annually on March 16, promotes public access to government information and the public’s right to know.  Held during Sunshine Week, the day also celebrates the birth of our fourth President, James Madison (1751-1836).  Madison is...
Did You Know Batgirl Was a Librarian?

Did You Know Batgirl Was a Librarian?

The “Superheroes and the Law” display at the Jacob Burns Law Library answers that question as it explores the relationship between comic books and the legal profession. The display features six famous Superheroes and Villains who were all attorneys. Read...
Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week 2019: February 25 – March 1

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week 2019: February 25 – March 1

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week, coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (of which GW is a member), is “an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.” Fair use and fair...

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