Fellowship in Legal Bibliography at Harvard

The Harvard Law School Library today announced the creation of the Morris L. Cohen Fellowship in American Legal Bibliography and History.

The fellowship will help scholars travelling to consult the Library’s special collections. Slaw readers will recognize that it was named in honour of Morris L. Cohen, the Librarian at Harvard Law School from 1971 to 1981, and a pioneer in teaching legal research and bibliography.

David Warrington, Librarian for Special Collections, said: “The Library is particularly pleased to offer the fellowship in Professor Cohen’s name. Morris has spent his career in facilitating scholarship in American legal history, not only through his teaching of legal research and his writing on legal bibliography but also through his service as Librarian for three Ivy League law schools, all of whose collections of historical law books have been enriched by Morris’s acquisitions.”

The Cohen fellowship will provide a grant of up to $3,000 to assist in covering travel expenses, living expenses, photocopying and other incidental research expenses.

Applications are open until the end of April.

Morris Cohen

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