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 ABA?Magna Carta educational traveling exhibit begins tour

The American Bar Association has joined with the Library of Congress and its Law Library to present a special traveling exhibit commemorating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.

The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress unveiled “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015” at the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston last month. Curated by the Library of Congress, the exhibit features 16 banners, 13 of which reflect spectacular images of Magna Carta and precious manuscripts, books and other documents from the Library of Congress’s rare book collections. The exhibit also incorporates a video, produced by the Library of Congress, showing the Law Librarian and the exhibit curator handling selected materials depicted in the exhibit and explaining their significance.
 
The principles found in Magna Carta played a fundamental role in establishing the supremacy of the law in the United States’ constitutional, democratic society, including concepts embraced by the Founding Fathers in the Bill of Rights. The importance of Magna Carta to American laws and freedoms was highlighted at the ABA Annual Meeting as Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. spoke of its significance. 

The exhibit will travel in the next year and a half to public buildings such as courthouses, law schools, universities, state houses and public libraries around the United States. The exhibit will be displayed in London, England from June 11-14, 2015, in conjunction with the ABA’s London sessions and rededication of the ABA’s Magna Carta memorial at Runnymede.

The current schedule for the exhibit includes stops in:

• Indianapolis at the Indiana Statehouse, Sept. 29-Oct. 10, hosted by the Indiana State Bar.

• Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan Law School, Oct. 1-24, hosted by the University of Michigan Law School

• Houston, at the ABA Midyear Meeting, Feb. 6-8, 2015

• Atlanta, at the Georgia Bar Center, March 18-31, hosted by the State Bar of Georgia

• Salt Lake City, April 3-20, 2015, hosted by the Utah State Bar

• Washington, D.C, at the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, April 29-May 2, 2015, hosted by the ABA Section of International Law

• Philadelphia, at the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Spring Meeting, April 29-May 3, 2015, hosted by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice

• London, England, at the ABA London Sessions, June 11-14, 2015

• Chicago, at the ABA Annual Meeting, July 31 - Aug. 2, 2015

• Louisville, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, hosted by the Kentucky Bar Association, Aug.17-31, 2015

• Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 14-28, 2015, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School

• San Diego, at the ABA Midyear Meeting, Feb. 5-7, 2016


 

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