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From Cheerios v. Cheetos to Apartheid, the Law Library Junior Fellows Shine – Pic of the Week July 27th, 2012 by Jeanine Cali

Reprinted from The Library of Congress Law Library Blog

The following is a guest post is by Betty Lupinacci, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution in our Collection Services Division.

The Law Library Collection Services Division’s Junior Fellow Wesley Verge and Associate Junior Fellow Mari Gavin exhibited items from the Law Library’s gift collections as part of the 2012 Library of Congress Junior Fellows display event.

Mari is a recent graduate from The College of William and Mary who spent her Spring semester studying in Moscow. Wesley is an undergraduate student at SUNY New Paltz who also interned with Senator Charles Schumer this Spring.   Both are considering careers in the legal profession.

This summer they inventoried records and briefs from the Law Library’s U.S. courts of appeals collection so that these items could be sent to the Library’s storage facility at Ft.Meade.  They also inventoried foreign government gazettes donated from the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, which they compared against the Law Library’s holdings in an effort to complete our collection.

Items presented included:

1.  A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals brief for a trademark infringementcase between General Mills and Frito Lay over product names (Cheerios vs. Cheetos);

2.  A Transcript of Record from one of the many lawsuits against organized crime figure Al Capone; and

3.  Examples of South Africa apartheid laws, which were repealed when the country’s government was democratized in the 1990′s.

All in all, a great success on their part.