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The Nineteenth Amendment

Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920.  It was first introduced in Congress in 1878.  By 1912, nine states in the West - Wyoming being the first in 1890 - had already legislated for women to have the...

Congratulations to Our 2020 GW Law Grads!

We wish you all the best in your new careers!  We're here for you as GW Law alumni.  Although we're not physically open at this time, we offer virtual services to our alumni. Ask us your research questions during our service hours Monday - Friday:  9:00am - 5:00pm...

Five Things to Know

Although the Jacob Burns Law Library is closed, we're here to help with our virtual services.  The library staff continue to work to help you with your legal research requests.   Here are five things to know: Our virtual desk is open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, and...

27th Amendment Ratified May 7, 1992

The 27th Amendment requires that no change in compensation for a Representative or a Senator "shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened." The intent of the amendment was to prohibit sitting members of Congress from giving themselves...

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...
Honoring All Veterans!

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

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...

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The Burns Brief library blog shares timely information about services, events and resources provided by the Jacob Burns Law Library. This blog also communicates relevant law-related and library-related topics germane to greater GW Law Library community.

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