Welcome to GW Law Library, Traci Emerson!

We'd like to welcome our new Reference & Foreign International Law Librarian, Traci Emerson! Traci was able to jump right into the swing of things this Fall 2019. She's already making her impact on the students, faculty and staff! Although she's camera shy......

A Word from the Director | No. 1

GW Law Library Director, Scott Pagel, is starting a...

Honoring All Veterans!

GW Law Library proudly salutes those who have served in the armed forces. Thank you all for your dedication, sacrifice, and invaluable service. Be sure to check out our Military Justice research guide, which provides various legal resources and articles on military...

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. 6: Sarah Osborne

Image from "Witchcraft in Salem village in 1692 : together with some account of other witchcraft prosecutions in New England and elsewhere" by Winfield F. Nevins, 1892. Born in Watertown, MA in 1643, Sarah Osborne (Osburn) was the wife to Robert Prince. Prince passed...
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,...

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...

United Nations Day, Oct. 24

United Nations Day, Oct. 24

Today celebrates the entry in force of the United Nations Charter.  The Charter is the foundation document for the international organization, reaffirming fundamental human rights of citizens and a commitment to equality for men and women and "countries large and...

Stop.  Think.  Connect.

Stop. Think. Connect.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance.  Beware of theft, fraud and cyber crime, secure your key accounts and devices, and actively manage your privacy. You can do your part for cyber security by...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read:  Banned Books Week

Celebrate the Freedom to Read: Banned Books Week

Observe Banned Books Week this week, September 23-29.  Banned Books Week draws attention to attempts at censorship by restricting access to books across the country.  Sponsors for the week include the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association,...

2018 National Book Festival – Sept. 1

2018 National Book Festival – Sept. 1

Spread the Joy of Reading! Join the 2018 National Book Festival on September 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the Festival includes visits with many authors.  A presentation by Supreme Court Justice Sonia...

Welcome to the Jacob Burns Law Library

Welcome to the Jacob Burns Law Library

Welcome! New to law school? The Law Library — your library — has a number of materials to help you succeed, including our online guides about services to law students:  the Burns Law Library Welcome Guide and Services @ the Jacob Burns Law Library  Our research...

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