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Law Books: History & Connoisseurship - Summer Course, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

Law Books: History & Connoisseurship -  Summer Course, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

Greetings from Rare Book School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia!

This summer Rare Book School is excited to offer a course designed specifically for law librarians and scholars and collectors interested in law books.

Law Books: History & Connoisseurship surveys printed and manuscript legal materials in Anglo-American, European, and Latin American Law. Taught by Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, this course introduces students to legal bibliography and curation and instructs students on how focused, useful collections of law books are built.  Students will explore the production and distribution of law books, the philosophy and techniques of collecting, and will develop bibliographical tools through hands-on laboratory sessions. This course will be taught in New Haven, Connecticut during the week of July 28–August 1.

Visit the course website for a complete description.  

Rare Book School is currently receiving applications for this course - and all other - courses. To apply, please visit please myRBS to set up your account and submit your application materials. For general information on the application process, visit the RBS Application & Admissions page.  

Please write to rbs_programs@virginia.edu if you have any questions about either course or the application process.

We look forward to hearing from you!

David Grant Smith
Program Assistant | Rare Book School

Published since 28 Feb 2014

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