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Traveling Magna Carta exhibit debuts at ABA Annual Meeting

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Lawyers visiting the ABA Expo during the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston will get the first look at a traveling Magna Carta exhibit commemorating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the document that helped establish the rule of law.

The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress collaborated with the Library of Congress to develop the traveling exhibit, which makes its debut at the Expo on Friday. Press releases from the ABA and the Library of Congress have more information.

Sixteen banners tell the story of the Magna Carta with images of the Magna Carta and rare documents from the Library of Congress. A video produced by the Library of Congress explains the documents’ significance. David Mao, law librarian of Congress, will be at the Expo to discuss the exhibit.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will also discuss the historical and present-day significance of the Magna Carta on Aug. 11 during a meeting of the ABA’s policymaking House of Delegates in Boston.

The exhibit, called “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015,” travels from Boston to public buildings, law schools and bar activities around the country.

The Library of Congress is also featuring a Magna Carta exhibit from Nov. 6, 2014, to Jan. 19, 2015. It will include one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta from 1215.

Related coverage:

ABA Journal: “800th anniversary of Magna Carta will be heralded with celebrations of the rule of law”

ABAJournal.com: Chief Justice Roberts will deliver keynote at 2014 ABA Annual Meeting”

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