B.A., 1979, Franklin College
Legal Research, Legal Research for LL.M. Students, Law Librarianship
Debra Denslaw is a tenured Research and Instruction Librarian at the law library. Courses taught include legal research in the first year research and writing courses, in the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program, and in the School of Library and Information Science curriculum. She also teaches in the law school’s required for-credit, online legal research course for second year J.D. students and has designed research instruction for specific law school and university courses. She serves as a faculty research liaison and has served as a liaison to a number of the law reviews.
Debra’s professional development and scholarship is focused on access to free legal and government information and the application of legal research within non-law disciplines. She has given presentations on these topics to professional, academic, and public audiences. Debra is active in university library faculty governance and in university and law school diversity initiatives. She has served on numerous professional committees at the institutional, local, regional, and national levels.
Prior to her appointment to the law faculty, she practiced law in Michigan and Illinois. She has experience in human resources, college admissions, professional recruitment, and community education.