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Fall 2015 Newsletter

From the Director

Law Library Director Michelle Wu Michelle M. Wu

Happy Halloween!

As fall descends, I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on some of this year’s library activities.

We are extremely fortunate this academic year to have on loan from the University of Virginia the Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove Collection.  These color replicas of actual sketches made for WNBC New York provide a vivid look into well known trials of the 1970s and 1980s, including cases involving the Iran Hostage Crisis, Jonestown, and the “Son of Sam.”  Sketches from the collection are posted in both library locations --- Williams and Wolff --- and we welcome all to visit the exhibit.

We would also like to encourage you to visit the nearby Folger Shakespeare Library where our talented Curator of Legal History Collections, Erin Kidwell, is serving as Academic Advisor to the “Age of Lawyers: The Roots of American Law in Shakespeare’s Britain” exhibition. The exhibition serves as a visual reminder of the growth of law in the lives of citizens during the English Renaissance.

Last but not least, we close with our column highlighting useful research sites.

As always, I would like to close with a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your continued support.  The library’s services, collections, and facilities would not be what they are without you.  We hope that you will remain involved in the library’s activities over the next year.

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