In response to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Harvard Law School Library is closed to visitors until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back to Langdell Hall so you can view our two new exhibits in person. Until then, check back here to stay connected. Be well!
Historical & Special Collection is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibit, Centuries of Japanese Legal Tradition, which will feature manuscripts and scrolls from the Harvard Law School Library’s Japanese collection dating from 1158 to 1860. Manuscript highlights include an annotated copy of Japan’s first modern criminal code and an illustrated primer for women. Visitors will also be able to see scrolls which are some of the oldest items in our collection. Opening in late February in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall 4th...
David L. Shapiro ’57, an icon of federal courts jurisprudence died at the age of 87 on November 19, 2019. An exhibit commemorating his time at Harvard Law School from his student days through his more than four decades on the faculty is on view in the Areeda Hall entrance.
Coded language and oblique references pose challenges to researchers of queer history. However, library collections contain rich stories of individuals who transgressed sexual and gender norms across centuries, as well as documentation of the people and systems against which they transgressed. ... Read more about New Exhibit Coming this Fall!
We're hard at work on our next exhibit, which showcases Harvard Law School's connection with the Bauhaus. This influential art movement celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019, and festivities are happening Harvard-wide! Watch this space for news about our exhibit, and check out... Read more about Coming Soon: HLS and the Bauhaus!