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About Emily Moog

Emily Moog is a Research Librarian at The New York Law Institute. Her career started as a page at The New York Public Library and she has worked for more than two decades as a law librarian in NYC, working at Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Weiss, and most recently at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP. Emily served on the LLAGNY Board, and is a frequent contributor to its newsletter, “Law Lines”. Emily's interest include legal research, New York City history and anything a little obscure!

Election in Play… & BTW, your book is overdue!!

Still in the shadow of the Civil War, the 1876 election remains one of the most contentious ever..

Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote over Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, but 20 electoral votes ( Florida, Louisiana, Oregon, South Carolina) were in dispute….

Democrats were accused of refusing to count African American votes as […]

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Book Club goes to Brooklyn…..

LLAGNY Book Club traveled to Kings County with its discussion of Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn, a detective fiction that explores the world of Downtown Brooklyn in the last two decades of the 20th Century.Click here for my book club review on Law Lines !

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For the Defense: James T. Brady

When Americans think of famous defense attorneys, they often think of those with celebrity defendants . The more historically minded think of Clarence Darrow.

And is there a better known fictional defense attorney than T.V.’s Perry Mason?

James T. Brady

Former NYLI President James T. Brady had celebrity clients, set a […]

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Autumn has arrived… so Fall into Books with the Library of Congress !

Autumn means shorter days, cooler weather…. and perhaps for bibliophiles, a season of more serious reading….

Ignite your enthusiasm for histories, fiction, poetry, children’s literature and timely topics by attending the book festival held by the Library of Congress…

Now in its 20th year, this years’ gathering includes perennial best sellers John Grisham and Amy […]

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William H. Winters — Librarian to the Rescue !!

Like librarians of the present, NYLI’s William H. Winters made use of the latest technologies while preserving the treasures of the past….

Winters, a Harvard graduate, became New York Law Institute’s Librarian in 1872 and immediately began securing complete sets of Statutes and Session laws of every state as well as obtaining […]

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NYLI Stalwart… Judge… Reformer… & … Medium ??

Like many New York Law Institute members, John W. Edmonds had both a distinguished legal career and a highly developed sense of civic duty.

His […]

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Happy Anniversary ! 105 years….. & still counting !!

The New York Law Institute celebrates its 105th anniversary of residence at 120 Broadway this month!

Proudly one of the original tenants in what is better known as the landmark Equitable Building, it is our sixth home in downtown NYC… & our longest stay….

And NYLI has often resided in a building that was a […]

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Two Sides of David Dudley Field….

Creator of the model Field Codes of civil procedure that were adopted by Montana and California. “Field Codes” also went international; they became a foundation for civil procedure in England, Ireland and India.

Nearly disbarred for his activities on behalf of financiers Gould & Fiske in their litigation with […]

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Kent…..James Kent….

The first face to greet you upon entering The New York Law Institute’s offices at 120 Broadway is one from two centuries ago… Chancellor James Kent’s oil painting gently smiles at you , with a kindly countenance and benign sense of mystery….

Just who is this guy? Why, It’s the James Kent […]

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Alien v. Terminator… NYLI’s Evarts v. O’Conor

Upon entering The New York Law Institute’s offices at 120 Broadway, visitors may notice the foyer area medallions depicting two men in profile……

Who are these dudes, anyway?

Before the advent of the “Cravath system” , as described in John Oller’s history White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big […]

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