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...
The Duel in History:  Laws, “Codes,” and Censure

The Duel in History: Laws, “Codes,” and Censure

On display for the 2019 fall semester is a baker’s dozen of rare books from the Law Library’s extensive and growing collection of works on the legal history of dueling.  The selections, which include works from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, shed light on...
Art Crime

Art Crime

The GW Law Library’s current display concerns art and cultural property crime, which includes antiquities theft, art theft, and art fraud. Such crime is the third highest-grossing annual criminal trade worldwide and is run primarily by organized crime syndicates...
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...
Realia Collection at the Jacob Burns Law Library

Realia Collection at the Jacob Burns Law Library

Why Does the GW Law Library Collect Realia? Physical objects offer an unexpected and memorable dimension to the narrative of GW Law’s history and culture, and to themes and authors represented in the Law Library’s collections.  They bring to life aspects of an event,...
The Laws of Misfit Toys

The Laws of Misfit Toys

December is a time for magic, especially for the children among us. While they may wish for toys to come to life like Clara’s did in The Nutcracker, we sometimes find that toys take on a not-so-pleasant life of their own. Our latest display, The Laws of Misfit Toys,...

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