Rare Book School course, “Law Books: History & Connoisseurship”

Knowledge of rare books is an important and invaluable skill for a legal historian. It is therefore worth noting that registration is underway for Mike Widener’s Rare Book School course, “Law Books: History & Connoisseurship,” taking place June 5-10, 2016 at the Yale Law School Library in New Haven, Connecticut.

As the course description states, “This course aims to teach collectors and librarians how to build focused, interesting, and useful collections of historical materials in Anglo-American, European, and Latin American law. It is aimed at individuals and librarians who collect historical legal materials, and the book dealers who supply them.”

At the course page, <http://www.rarebookschool.org/courses/collecting/c85/>, you will find the full course description, the advance reading list, and course evaluations by past students.

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 29. To apply for admission to the course, visit  http://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/application/.

Mike Widener is happy to answer questions about the course itself. Questions about the registration process should be directed to Rare Book School staff.

Rare Book Librarian & Lecturer in Legal Research
Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215, New Haven, CT 06520-8215
Phone: (203) 432-4494
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