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The Law Library of Congress provides webinars and onsite classes to give patrons an introduction to legal sources, research techniques, and legal issues in US and foreign, comparative, and international law. Monthly classes are also available to provide an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress to patrons who are familiar with legal research.

The Law Library of Congress also hosts yearly and biennial lectures on various legal topics.

Recent News

Justice Stephen Breyer gives 2022 Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture

On February 17, the Law Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Fellows Program presented a conversation with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer for the Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture. The Law Librarian of Congress, Aslihan Bulut, introduced the event and Counselor to the Chief Justice, Jeffrey P. Minear, who is also executive director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program, served as the moderator. The event was live-streamed and you can watch a recording of the program here.

James Sweany appointed Assistant Law Librarian for Collections

James Sweany has been appointed Assistant Law Librarian for Collections. Sweany came to the Law Library in 2019 where he served a detail as the Assistant Law Libraian for Collections before becoming the chief of the Digital Resources Division (DRD). As chief of DRD, Sweany directed the management of the Law Library’s digital program, which includes the digitization of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, and the Legal Reports Archive.

Aslihan Bulut appointed Law Library of Congress

Aslihan Bulut has been appointed as Law Librarian of Congress after serving in that position in an acting capacity for almost five months. Since 2019, Bulut served as the deputy law librarian for collections at the Law Library of Congress, where she oversaw the Global Legal Collections Directorate in establishing priorities, design, launch, and execution of Law Library initiatives related to physical and digital collections.

Celebrating the Life of Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez

Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and 25th Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Jane is survived by her husband, Christopher Freitas, and her three children, Adam, Alyson, and Andrew. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues.

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