Historical & Special Collections curates three major exhibits each year in the Law Library's Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of the Library. Smaller exhibits also rotate in and out of the Caspersen Room bookcases and at the Areeda Hall entrance to the Library in order to highlight interesting items from the collection.

Visitors to the Library may view exhibits in the Caspersen Room daily, 9:00-5:00.

Current Exhibit

Highlights from Historical & Special Collections is currently on display in the Library's Caspersen Room. Visit between 9am and 5pm to view eight historically significant manuscripts and books, including a very early and very portable Magna Carta written around 1300 and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s heavily annotated copy of his first edition of The Common Law.

Magna Carta, HLS MS 175
England. Laws, etc. (Antiqua statuta). ca. 1300. HLS MS 175, f.16v-17r, HOLLIS 9028033

Explore our most recent exhibits!
Historical & Special Collections has curated exhibits since its inception in the 1980s. Exhibit topics have included: alumni, faculty, and the intersection of law and the humanities. Learn about what HSC has exhibited in the past.