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  • Historical & Special Collections Open House & Pop-Up Exhibit

    March 31, 2023

    Have you ever wanted to see a copy of Magna Carta written in the 1300s? Handwritten testimony from a Massachusetts witchcraft trial from 1656? Original…

  • KB Beck

    March 10, 2023

    KB Beck is the manager of Historical & Special Collections, where she and the HSC team acquire, catalog, and share rare and historical legal materials…

  • Maya Bergamasco

    March 10, 2023

    Maya Bergamasco provides scholarly publication and research support to the Harvard Law School community. Maya holds a B.A. in English literature with a concentration in…

  • Emily Neill

    March 10, 2023

    Emily Neill is the Program Manager of HLS Beyond which provides non-curricular learning opportunities for HLS students that build skills and knowledge on issues relevant…

  • Deanna Barmakian

    March 10, 2023

    Deanna Barmakian, Research Librarian for Student Services and Foreign, Comparative & International Law, enjoys supporting the research needs of the HLS community. She holds a…

  • AJ Blechner

    March 10, 2023

    AJ Blechner is a Student Services Research Librarian and Instructional Designer at the Harvard Law School Library. They coordinate and participate in teaching legal research,…

  • Jess Rios

    March 10, 2023

    Jess has been at the Harvard Law School Library for over 15 years in various roles. As the Assistant Director of Digital Content & UX…

  • Debbie Ginsberg

    March 2, 2023

    I oversee faculty research and support for the Library. I am active in AALL (currently serving on the AMPC) and LLNE (chairing its technology committee)…

  • Fifty Years After Furman: The Death Penalty in America

    February 23, 2023

    Join moderator Carol Steiker for a fireside chat about the history and present state of capital punishment in America, with scholars Mugambi Jouet (USC Law), Corinna Lain (Richmond Law), and Michael Meltsner (Northeastern Law). This event is sponsored by the HLS Library, in connection with its exhibit Visualizing Capital Punishment: Spectacle, Shame, and Sympathy. Visit the exhibit weekdays 9 to 5 in Langdell Hall, and online. HLS buildings are open to HUID holders only.

  • Scholars and Artists Discuss the Death Penalty

    February 23, 2023

    Join moderator Martha Minow for a conversation about capital punishment with scholar John Bessler, photographer Lou Jones, and artist Antonio Martorell.

  • Prachee Arora

    February 6, 2023

    Prachee is an Applied Research Statistician at Empirical Research Services at Harvard Law School. Prachee got a M.S in Economics from University of Illinois –…

  • Empirical Research Services Team

    February 6, 2023

    Arevik Arevedian Director of Empirical Research Services
    617.495.5268 Read more about Arevik Prachee Arora Applied Research Statistician Read…

  • Death Penalty Defense Work: Prof. Carol Steiker in conversation with HLS alumni

    November 4, 2022

    Join Professor Steiker and the Harvard Law School Library for a panel discussion with recent HLS graduates working in the area of death penalty defense. The event is free on zoom, open to all, and will be recorded. Registration is required:

  • Pro Bono Week Hackathon

    October 7, 2022

    The Harvard Law School and Reproductive Equity Now Pro Bono Hackathon gives students an opportunity to come together and conduct research for reproductive justice…

  • Capital Punishment: Where We Stand

    September 29, 2022

    All HUID holders are invited to the Library’s first event in a yearlong series of programs about capital punishment, to coincide with the exhibit "Visualizing Capital Punishment: Spectacle, Shame, and Sympathy." Join Carol Steiker, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law, for a conversation about the state of capital punishment today. KB Beck, Manager of the Library’s Historical & Special Collections, will introduce the exhibit, followed by a reception and exhibit viewing in the Caspersen Room.

  • HLS Library Banned Books Read Out!

    September 14, 2022

    Banned Books Week is September 18-24, 2022. Celebrate your freedom to read by joining the HLS Library and Harvard community members to read aloud…

  • Database Authorization

    August 15, 2022

    CALI CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, provides access to an extensive collection of interactive, computer-based lessons covering a number of subject areas.

  • Visit Us

    August 3, 2022

    Materials in Historical & Special Collections are open to everyone. Request a Reading Room Appointment Reading Room Hours The Historical & Special Collections Reading Room,…