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Boston College Law Library

Welcome New Students!

The law library extends a warm welcome to new 1Ls, LLM students, and transfer students!  We are excited to meet you, and we hope you will stop in to explore all we have to offer, from help with your research and technology questions to headphones and phone chargers.  If you can't find what you're looking for, just stop by the Information Desk.

West Academic Study Aids Available Online

The Law Library is excited to announce that West Academic Study Aids are now available online through the Law Library's List of Databases.  Peruse through the list of study aids and you will find unlimited access to more than 400 titles, including the popular Acing series, Concise Hornbooks, Nutshells, Sum & Substance, and many others.

Rare Book Room Acquisition

A recent Rare Book Room acquisition on Massachusetts insolvency laws provided a good opportunity to look into the history of debtors' prisons in the U.S. Outlawed by a federal statute in 1833, the de facto imprisonment of folks unable to pay private and court-related debts remains a hot-button issue today.  Read more about the new acquisition on the Rare Book Room blog.

Adventurous Lawyers and the Law of Adventuring

Learn more about lawyers who seek adventure and the laws of adventuring on the Legal Eagle Blog.  Karen Breda discusses the book Adventure and the Law by Cecil C. Kuhne, III and the ABA Journal’s photo-essay gallery, Adventurous Attorneys.  

Pay Up or Off to Prison!

Deliver that flax or off to jail with you! A new pair of documents in the Rare Book Room collection illustrates the implications of failing to deliver on one's obligations in the days of debtor's prisons. Read more on the Law Library's Rare Book Room Blog.

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