Library of Congress exhibit of the Magna Carta coming to The National Judicial College

A special exhibit commemorating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta will be hosted at The National Judicial College on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno from April 9 to May 25. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the College’s first floor lobby. For more information, including instructions for school field trips, call 775-784-6747 or email info@judges.org. The College is located near the intersection of Evans Avenue and Jodi Street. Metered parking is available in the lot north of the NJC on Evans Avenue and on the first level of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex at UNR.

Presented by the American Bar Association and the Library of Congress, the exhibit includes banners, documents and video that illustrate the Magna Carta’s influence over centuries.

The Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215 that granted protection from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and a host of other individual liberties. It’s recognized as the foundation of modern democracy.

“The NJC is honored to host an exhibit that illustrates the historical foundations for the rule of law,” said Benes Aldana, president of the College. “Judges from all over the country will attend our courses during this exhibit and will have the opportunity to view and reflect on its meaning.”

The exhibit, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015, was unveiled by the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress in Boston in 2014. It has since visited 30 states. This will be its first time being displayed in Northern Nevada.

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