The Law Library of Congress has a popular blog, In Custodia Legis, written by a team of 15 librarians. It covers modern legal trends, international law sources, and much more, in addition to gems of legal history that you won't find anywhere else. Yesterday's "Pic of the Week" is sure to bring a smile to the faces of today's law students, because it shows how little some things have changed since the days of their medieval predecessors. If you've ever been bored during a class lecture with a heavy casebook open on the desk, you can relate to the medieval law student who created a doodle of his boring instructor right on this page of Justinian's Institutes, the introductory textbook for Roman Law. And if you want to find out how Richard III, the king whose remains were recently unearthed in an English parking lot, used the law of his day to take revenge on enemies and expand his legendary reputation as a cruel monarch, Thursday's post will fill you in on that subject. Count on these librarians for some different takes on the legal world.
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