Welcome to Witchtober!

Welcome to Witchtober!

Image from “A Short History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Trials” by M.V.B. Perley, 1911. Get ready for our favorite month! This October, we’ll introduce you to the Salem Witchcraft Trials, and some of the people involved. To this day, historians...
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...
The Egolf Patent Collection Exhibit

The Egolf Patent Collection Exhibit

Christopher Egolf, Law School class of ’75, passed away in 2016.  Armed with his law degree and a background in chemical engineering (B.S. and M.S. from MIT), he had a very successful career as a patent attorney.  He also was an avid collector of anything dealing with...
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...
A Legal Miscellanea Moves Online

A Legal Miscellanea Moves Online

The Jacob Burns Law Library is expanding its online presence!  A Legal Miscellanea, which was previously published in print as a newsletter for the Friends of the Library, has moved online. Please check out the Gazette of the Jacob Burns Law Library in its new form...

New Display Cases

Thanks to a generous donation from Robert Emery (class of ’80), the Jacob Burns Law Library has installed two new display cases that will be used to showcase its amazing collection of rare and historic materials.  One case has been placed in the Rare Book Reading...

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