Monday, November 19, 2012

Law Among Nations exhibit

Please take the opportunity to come visit the current exhibit, Law Among Nations, in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room. It will remain on display through the end of the fall semester.

This exhibit features some of Boston College Law School’s beautiful works relating to the law among nations, more commonly referred to in modern times as international law.

The exhibit aims to trace the development of the legal literature in this area of the law. We start with the Roman law concept of jus gentium and then move through important phases in the law’s development—to the Spanish scholars of the 16th century; Hugo Grotius and John Selden; the naturalist school led by Samuel Pufendorf; the positivists helmed by Richard Zouche and Cornelius Bynkershoek; the contributions by William Blackstone and Jeremy Bentham; and finally, a look at what early American lawyers were reading as our new nation struggled with issues of international law.

We welcome visitors on weekdays from 9am through 5pm!

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