Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy

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.


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.

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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.

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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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.


Watch the interview with - Professor Nicholas Vincent

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