Historical & Special Collections curates a major exhibit each year in the Law Library's Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. 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.

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Current Exhibit

Poster for exhibit Visualizing Capital Punishment

Visualizing Capital Punishment: Spectacle, Shame, and Sympathy is on view in the Caspersen Room, Harvard Law School Library, from August 2022-June 2023. Explore the online exhibit for Visualizing Captital Punishment. 


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.