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  • Superior Court of the Pow Wow Briefs, 1871-1969

    Superior Court of the Pow Wow Briefs, 1871-1969

    HLS student law club, dating from 1870. Contains administrative records, legal briefs of defendants and plaintiffs, case files, and reports of cases.
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  • Legal Works of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

    Legal Works of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

    Collection of Russian legal works published between 1917 and 1922 when the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (R.S.F.S.R.) was a sovereign state.
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  • C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Langdell Research Notes and Correspondence, 1852-1902

    C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Langdell Research Notes and Correspondence, 1852-1902

    HLS Dean, Jurist, Creator of the legal case method.
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HLSL Collections

HLSL Collections

  • Harvard Law School History

    Faculty collections, images of the HLS campus, HLS publications, and more.

    Harvard Law School History

    Faculty collections, images of the HLS campus, HLS publications, and more.

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  • Historic People

    Explore the work of lawyers, judges, scholars.

    Historic People

    Explore the work of lawyers, judges, scholars.

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  • Historic Organizations

    Records of agencies and societies in our historic collections.

    Historic Organizations

    Records of agencies and societies in our historic collections.

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  • United States Law

    American case law, digitized.

    United States Law

    American case law, digitized.

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  • Foreign, Comparative, & International Law

    English manuscripts, Japanese scrolls, foreign official gazettes.

    Foreign, Comparative, & International Law

    English manuscripts, Japanese scrolls, foreign official gazettes.

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  • War Crimes Collections

    Examine trial transcripts, photographs, and reports.

    War Crimes Collections

    Examine trial transcripts, photographs, and reports.

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HLSL Contributions to Outside Projects

HLSL Contributions to Outside Projects

  • Ames Foundation

    Ames Foundation

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  • Cengage/Gale Legal Collections

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    Cengage/Gale Legal Collections

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  • Harvard Library Digital Collections

    Harvard Library Digital Collections

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  • Hein Online

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    Hein Online

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  • Haiti Legal Patrimony Project

    Law Library Microfilm Consortium

    Haiti Legal Patrimony Project

    Law Library Microfilm Consortium

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  • ProQuest History Vault

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    ProQuest History Vault

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    "This module consists of 11 collections from the Harvard Law School Library, highlighting three Supreme Court Justices, the first Black federal judge, high-profile cases, and insights into developing ideologies and laws."
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