Publication Name

A Place of One's Own: How Law Libraries Support Democracy by Protecting Citizens' Right to Read

Authors

Amy A. Emerson

Abstract

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.

ISSN

0023-9283

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