April 25, 2018

Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015

An American Bar Association Exhibition Curated by the Library of Congress

The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress is collaborating with the Law Library of Congress to present a traveling exhibit to raise awareness about Magna Carta and celebrate its enduring legacy. The traveling exhibit is an integral part of the world-wide observations of the 1215 sealing of Magna Carta. Your support of the traveling exhibit will help expose the historical and contemporary relevance of Magna Carta to communities all across the country as it travels for years to come.

Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 
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To discuss hosting the exhibit in your community, please contact the Standing Committee at lawlibrary@americanbar.org. To contribute in support of the exhibit, please visit https://donate.americanbar.org/mcexhibit.

Prospectus
The traveling exhibit will provide education about Magna Carta and its enduring legacy and raise awareness about the wide range of legal research services and resources available through the Law Library of Congress.

Donor Information
Your contribution will be recognized around the world and help pay tribute to the “Great Charter” that established one fundamental principle above all else: freedom under the law.

Make your contribution today!
The traveling exhibit is an integral part of the world-wide observations of the 1215 sealing of Magna Carta. Through your support of the traveling exhibit, you will help expose the historical and contemporary relevance of the Magna Carta to communities all across the country as it travels for years to come.

Magna Carta Lecture Series
The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress cosponsored a lecture with the Library of Congress: "Magna Carta from Runnymede to Washington: Old Laws, New Discoveries." Magna Carta scholar Nicholas Vincent gave this lecture at the Library of Congress at on April 6, 2015. See the press release for more details.

The Standing Committee and the Law Library of Congress collaborate throughout the year to offer trainings and educational programming aimed at increasing knowledge about the Law Library’s vast array of legal resources; teaching how to access these resources; and examining critical legal issues of the day. Programs typically take place at ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings and at the Law Library in Washington, DC.

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"American Bar Association Set to Launch a Traveling Exhibition to Celebrate Magna Carta"
Read about Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 in the Law Library of Congress Blog, In Custodia Legis.

"Magna Carta relevant 800 years after it was sealed at Runnymede, says U.S. chief justice"
In a speech to the ABA House of Delegates, U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. offers a history lesson on Magna Carta and urges lawyers to advance the tenet that no person is above the law and other principles of the Great Charter.

Lake County TV has aired a special Magna Carta segment on “Your Courthouse at Work.”  Listen to Judge Margaret Mullen interview past Standing Committee chair Elizabeth Medaglia about the ABA-Library of Congress educational exhibit and the story of Magna Carta.

English Translation of 1215 Magna Carta

Read an English translation of Magna Carta, courtesy of the Avalon Project of the Yal Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library.

Recording of 1215 Magna Carta

Listen to an English-language reading of Magna Carta, courtesy of Librivox, a website that posts volunteer readings of books in the public domain and catalogues them for easy retrieval. 

The ABA Division for Public Education, with support from the Magna Carta Trust, has launched a new website to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Through images, audio, video, and an interactive timeline, the website catalogs historic and contemporary references that help trace the history of the Great Charter. Visit the website: www.iconofliberty.com, See video of an interview with Magna Carta scholar Professor Nicholas Vincent.