200 Million and Counting

In November 2019, a milestone was reached in the world of libraries and interlibrary resource sharing:  the submission of the 200 millionth request from a library to obtain a copy of an article needed by one of its faculty.  The library that placed that request was...

Rosa Parks Arrested: December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to obey an Alabama law and city ordinance that required African Americans to sit at the back of the bus and to give up their seats on the bus to make room for white passengers.  Mrs. Parks was an active...

Rare Books Amplify Learning

GW undergraduate students enrolled in the freshman writing course Art in the Age of Shakespeare visited the Law Library on November 15 to see law books printed during Shakespeare’s lifetime, and to view the exhibition The Duel in History: Laws, “Codes,” and Censure....

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...
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...

Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of Information Day, celebrated annually on March 16, promotes public access to government information and the public’s right to know.  Held during Sunshine Week, the day also celebrates the birth of our fourth President, James Madison (1751-1836).  Madison is...

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...

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