Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Symposium: From Runnymede to Philadelphia

[Via H-Law, we have news of the symposium, From Runnymede to Philadelphia to Cyberspace: The Enduring Legacy of Magna Carta]

Brooklyn Law School will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and Constitution Day in the United States with an extraordinary global gathering of renowned legal scholars, authors, artists, historians, public officials, librarians, and archivists from around the world for a wide-ranging discussion of the continuing impact of this seminal document on U.S. law, civil rights and liberties, art, the role of libraries and archives in the Digital Age, and law in order in Cyberspace.

Thursday, September 17, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, in the Jerome Prince Moot Court Room, Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY.  This event is open to the public, but you must RSVP.  The program is here.  For more information, contact: Janet Sinder, Director of the Library & Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School (janet.sinder@brooklaw.edu).

[The symposium coincides with Brooklyn Law School’s hosting (September 14-28) of the traveling exhibit “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015,” commemorating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.  The exhibit (the logo for which appears above), is presented by the American Bar Association in partnership with the Library of Congress and its Law Library.]