New Legal History Database

By Catherine Bye, Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian

HeinOnline’s History of International Law contains over 1,400 titles dating as far back as 1602.  This set covers classic international law subjects including the origins of international arbitration, war and peace (no, not Tolstoy’s War and Peace), the Nuremberg Trials, preparatory documents related to the conclusion of the Hague conferences and conventions, and the Law of the Sea.  For example, it includes a 1613 title Abridgement of All Sea-Lawes; Gathered Forth of all writings and monuments which are to be found amoung any people or Nation vpon the Coafts of the Great Ocean and Mediterranean Sea published in 1612 is an early English treatise on the origins of the Law of the Sea.

This collection also contains historical documentation related to the Hague Conferences and Conventions and several treatises on the origins of democracy and foreign relations.  You will be surprised by the breadth of this set.  It includes classics such as H.G. Wells’ The Fourth Year discussing the issues of post-World War I politics and establishing lasting peace in regard to the League of Nations (yes, he is known for science fiction but he also wrote extensively on non-fiction subjects) to treatises on compulsory arbitration of international disputes.

For first hand exploration, visit http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=hoil&set_as_cursor=clear

No More Fake News Presentation Series

No More Fake News Presentation Series. Schedule: Feb. 13, 12-12:30pm, Informal Presidential Powers: The Force Awakens (presented by Vicki Szymczak). Feb. 21, 12-12:30pm, Regulatory Withdrawals and Watching Federal Agencies (presented by Roberta Woods). Feb. 27, 12-12:30pm, Tracking Legislation in U.S. Congress: How to keep our eyes on Congress (presented by Brian Huffman). Held in the lobby of the Law Library, all current UH affiliates are invited to join in the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

From Macedonia to “PizzaGate,” the impact of information disseminated through the internet can have very real consequences, whether said information is “real” or not. This February, reference librarians at the Richardson School of Law Library are hosting a series of talks to discuss the phenomenon of fake news. Each talk will focus on a specific topic pulled from today’s political headlines, as well as provide insight into how government documents and legal publications can be useful in making sense of current events. Held February 13, 21, and 27, from 12 to 12:30 pm in the lobby of the Law Library, all current UH affiliates are invited to join in the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Schedule:

  • Feb. 13, 12-12:30pm, Informal Presidential Powers: The Force Awakens (presented by Vicki Szymczak)
  • Feb. 21, 12-12:30pm, Regulatory Withdrawals and Watching Federal Agencies (presented by Roberta Woods)
  • Feb. 27, 12-12:30pm, Tracking Legislation in U.S. Congress: How to keep our eyes on Congress (presented by Brian Huffman)

Below are the recorded sessions:

A research guide has been created to accompany these presentations.