Jacob Burns Law Library Operations and Covid-19

Although the law library is closed, we are still here to help.  We're working remotely to answer your questions about legal research.  You can reach us: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday. Contact us: Email:  ask@law.gwu.libanswers.com Chat Text...

A display of scholarship by GW Law Women Faculty in honor of Women’s Month, March, 2020

The Burns Law Library has mounted a display of scholarship by women members of the GW Law School faculty in honor of Women’s History Month.  Located outside the library’s second-floor entrance, it highlights publications from 25 members of the permanent faculty.  The...

Single-Use Plastics & the Law

We're as excited about taking care of the environment here at GW Law as we are about the 50th anniversary of our International Environmental Law program!  Our latest display, "Single-Use Plastics & the Law," explores the impact of single-use plastics on the...

Belva Lockwood – First Women to Argue Before the Supreme Court

Belva Lockwood, a graduate in 1873 of the the the National University Law School (now GW Law), became the first woman member of the Supreme Court bar and the first to argue a case before the Supreme Court.  Once she had completed her course work, the law school...

Data Privacy Day ~ January 28, 2020

Data Privacy Day is a global effort to "empower individuals and business to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust."  January 28 was recognized as Data Privacy Day by S. Res. 337, 113th Cong. (2014).  Get involved by taking simple steps to safeguard your own...
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, observed every October, is a collaboration between government and industry to raise awareness that cybersecurity impacts everyone.  This year, it emphasizes personal accountability and stresses taking steps to improve...

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 to...

We the People – Constitution Day, September 17

We the People – Constitution Day, September 17

The Constitutional Convention was initially convened by the Congress of the Confederation in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation.  Under the Articles, the new government had quickly come to a stalemate between the northern states and those in the south.  The...

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