A Place of One's Own: How Law Libraries Support Democracy by Protecting Citizens' Right to Read
Amy A. Emerson,
A Place of One's Own: How Law Libraries Support Democracy by Protecting Citizens' Right to Read,
Law Library Journal
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.villanova.edu/facpubs/33
By offering places for private reading and contemplation, law libraries foster wellinformed citizens capable of independent thought. This process, in turn, provides a foundation for understanding the law, questioning the law, and ultimately challenging the legal status quo, all necessary elements of a well-functioning democracy.