The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Law and the Library of Congress’s Law Library have selected Concord and the University of New Hampshire School of Law as a location on the national tour of a travelling exhibition honoring the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the charter sealed by King John of England that is acknowledged as the basis for the rule of law in modern democracies.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law hosted the free exhibit “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015” from April 11-22, 2016 in the University of New Hampshire School of Law Library. Included in the exhibit were images of objects from the Library of Congress collections, and an interpretive video highlighting the impact the Magna Carta has had on forming modern constitutional governments. The exhibition provided visitors the opportunity to appreciate how the Magna Carta’s significance has endured through several centuries.
The exhibit was sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Library of Congress, the Law Library of Congress and the University of New Hampshire School of Law.