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...
The Reinheitsgebot (The German Beer Purity Law)

The Reinheitsgebot (The German Beer Purity Law)

Fall is the season of Oktoberfest and beer festivals and to toast the season, the Burns Law Library has mounted an exhibit to commemorate the Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law adopted in Bavaria in 1516.  Considered to be the oldest in force brewing law, the...
Winter Is Coming…At Least in Westeros

Winter Is Coming…At Least in Westeros

This month marks the premier of season six of the wildly popular television series Game of Thrones, based on the fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin.  Our current display, “Game of Thrones and the Law,” highlights some of the legal...
Black History Month & the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Black History Month & the Voting Rights Act of 1965

In recognition of Black History month, our new first floor display “Celebrating Black History Month and Protecting Voting Rights” focuses on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A landmark piece of U.S. federal legislation passed during the Civil Rights Era, the...
Illustrated Law Books

Illustrated Law Books

The most recent display mounted by the staff of the Jacob Burns Law Library offers examples of illustrated law books. The display, “Picturing the Law,” features items published as early as 1500 and as recently as 2006. It includes two examples of the very important...
The Force Is Strong With This One

The Force Is Strong With This One

On Friday, the newest installment of the Star Wars franchise will open in theaters, so it is only fitting that our newest display is a tribute to Star Wars and the Law.  Several articles are highlighted, including one that analyzes the Death Star II from a government...

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