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COVID-19 and The GW Law Library

Effective Monday, March 23, the Jacob Burns Law Library will be closed to help flatten the COVID-19 infection curve.

View the two guides below for information during this period.

GW Law Library COVID-19 Operations

Information for Students Regarding Online Learning

Conflict of Laws

About Conflict of Laws

"Conflict of Laws is the body of law that applies to legal relationships and disputes that have connections to more than one state or country. . . . Conflicts courses and treatises traditionally cover three topic areas: (1) personal jurisdiction (the power of courts to bind parties by their judgments), (2) choice of law (the law that courts apply in disputes where more than one law might apply), and (3) enforcement of judgments, including judgments from other court systems." (From Conflict of Laws: Examples & Explanations.)

Study Aids

Spring 2020 Update: please see Electronic Versions of Textbooks and Study Aids.

The following study aids may be borrowed from the Reserve Collection at the Law Library's Circulation/Reserve Desk for up to 2 hours. Older editions may be found in the Law Library stacks. For more study aids in the Law Library's collection, please consult our Study Aids guide.


Hornbooks are concise one-volume legal treatises, written primarily for law students on subjects typically covered by law school courses.

Black's Law Dictionary