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Rare Book Room Renovation – Summer 2012

Jul 18, 2012
Beginning in May 2012, the Taggart Law Library began renovation of its Rare Book and Special Collections Room.  The project, scheduled for completion by August 2012, will transform the existing room into an updated and secure space to house the law library’s rare books and special collections.  It will also offer a comfortable, attractive space for students, faculty, and visiting scholars to use the collections, comparable to the rare book rooms at some of the top law schools in the country. 
 
A core collection of British and American early legal treatises has been in the Law Library for many years.  This collection is largely composed of “classic” legal works recognized as important treatises in the history of Anglo-American law, including early editions of Edward Coke’s Institutes of the Laws of England, or a Commentary on Littleton, William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, Matthew Hale’s History of the Common Law, William Hawkins’ Pleas of the Crown, and James Kent’s Commentaries on American Law. ...
 
More information about the Rare Book Room Renovation will appear in the Fall 2012 Edition of The Writ.
 
Click here for photos of the renovation process.