Given two thumbs up by the Quibbler, our current display “Harry Potter and the Law” is a tribute to both the laws of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world and our own muggle laws. Several law review articles are highlighted that discuss mediation, tort theory, and fan fiction in relation to the Harry Potter series. The display also includes two books from our collection on topic – The Law and Harry Potter and Law and Magic: A Collection of Essays.
Be sure to see our new display on the first floor of the law library and remember Ron’s advice:
“Because that’s what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library.” ~Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Celebrate Open Access Week , October 21-27, 2013. Join a global community of scholars to learn about the benefits of Open Access– “the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.” Open Access Week is organized by SPARC, the Scholarly and Academic Resources Coalition. SPARC is an international alliance of research and university libraries working to create a more open system for scholarly communication.
Visit GW Law’s Scholarly Commons to discover our publicly accessible collection of engaged scholarship and public policy.
Need a spot to store some library books for your research? The library has book lockers available for rent to LL.M. and S.J.D. students. A $10.00 cash deposit is required for rental for an academic year. Available lockers are located on SL1, SL2, SL3 and LL2. Lockers that are not available for rent have a “colored tag” attached to the front of the locker.
We suggest that you select a locker near your preferred study area. We only rent book lockers, not study carrels. If your locker is attached to a study carrel and the carrel is in use, we ask that you excuse yourself to interrupt the student studying at the carrel to get to your books.
Before storing books in a locker, please check out the books at the circulation desk.
Please visit the library’s Administrative Office on the mezzanine level in room BM01 to rent a locker and for information on locker rules.
GW Law is pleased to invite applications for the Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2014.
The Cummins Grant provides a stipend of $10,000 to support short-term historical research using Special Collections at GW’s Jacob Burns Law Library, which is noted for its continental historical legal collections, especially its French Collection. Special Collections also is distinguished by its holdings in Roman and canon law, church-state relations, international law, and its many incunabula. The grant is awarded to one doctoral, LL.M. or S.J.D. candidate; postdoctoral researcher; faculty member; or independent scholar. The successful candidate may come from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, law, history, religion, philosophy, or bibliography.
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2013.
For more information about the Cummins Grant, please click here.
For information about Special Collections at the Jacob Burns Law Library, please click here.
We’re glad you’re here! We look forward to meeting all of our entering students for Fall 2013.
Be sure to come into the library so that we can meet you. When you stop by to meet us, have the barcode from your GWorld card scanned into your record. The barcode is important so that you can access databases off-campus and so you can request interlibrary loans.
If you need to consult with a law librarian, stop by the reference desk on the first floor of the library. You can also reach us by phone at 202.994.6647, by text at 202.999.3685 or by email at email@example.com. Ask us – we’re here to help.
With the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1970, Congress established 18 years of age for federal and state elections. However, in Oregon v. Mitchell, 400 U.S. 112 (1970), the Supreme Court held the act was unconstitutional as applied to the states. In response, a constitutional amendment was proposed to uniformly lower the age in all elections to 18. The amendment was ratified in just a few months and was in effect for the 1972 Presidential elections.
Public sentiment was in favor of the amendment, in part due to the military draft of men age 18 – 26 years old and their service in the Vietnam war.
If you are a May 2013 GW Law grad, you may be eligible for extended Lexis Advance access through December 31, 2013. Graduating students may have extended access for educational, bar review and job search purposes only. See our summary for more information.
If you are a May 2013 GW Law grad, you may be eligible for extended Westlaw Classic/WestlawNext access through November 2013. Check out our summary for more information.
Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw all offer programs for summer access. Check out our summary of how to access these services over the summer months.
Don’t forget — our programs help you navigate your summer research assignments. Find out more with our Research4Summer guide.
If you’re not on campus, you can still access many of our database subscriptions. Our Guide to Using Online Resources gives you information about off-campus access and proxy servers .