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Paul M George

Associate Dean and Director of Biddle Law Library; Associate Dean for Curriculum Development

Paul George

Paul George is the director of the Biddle Law Library. He earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law. Continue reading… Paul George is the director of the Biddle Law Library. He earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law. Prior to earning an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois, George worked for several years as an attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. As a librarian, George has worked at the University of Southern California Law Library and at Harvard Law School Library, where he was Associate Librarian for Research Services. George has extensive experience in teaching legal research. He was the co-creator of an advanced legal research course at USC and was chiefly responsible for the increased research instruction at Harvard. At Penn Law, he works with both J.D. candidates and LL.M. students. He is also active in professional activities and has served on various committees and elected positions on the local and national level.

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Expertise

  • Legal Research and Writing

Articles and Book Chapters

The Future Gate to Scholarly Legal Information, 9 AALL Spectrum (April 2005).

Introduction. Care and Maintenance of the Successful Career: How Experienced Law Librarians Make Their Work Rewarding, 93 L. LIBR. J. 535 (2001).

Co-author, Creating a Web-Based Staff Orientation Program, 5 AALL SPECTRUM 10 (February 2001).

Co-author, Introducing the AALL Uniform Citation Guide, 8 Persp.: TEACHING LEGAL RES. & WRITING 60 (2000).

Co-drafter, Universal Citation Guide, American Association of Law Library Committee on Citation Format, Wisconsin Bar Association. 1998.

More publications can be found here.

Research Areas

  • Digital Libraries
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Library Administration
  • Research Instruction Methodology

Positions

Penn Law - Associate Dean and Director, Biddle Law Library (2008- ); Director, Biddle Law Library and Adjunct Professor of Law (2002-08)

Attorney - Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation (Champaign and Danville, IL) (1977-84)

USC Law Library - Assistant Director for Public Services (1991-94); Head of Public Services (1988-91); Reference Librarian (1985-88)

Harvard Law School Library - Associate Librarian for Research Services (1994-2002); Acting Librarian (1999-2000)

Professional Activities

American Bar Association (ABA) Law School Facilities Committee, Chair, 2010 – 2012; Bricks & Bytes Conference Committee, 2009-2012.

Legal Information Preservation Alliance, Executive Board Member, 2010 – 2012, Chair, 2012-2012.

Association of American Law Schools, Workshop for Deans and Library Directors Workshop 2011, Planning Committee

ABA Questionnaire Committee, member 2006 - 2010

New England Law Library Consortium, Vice-President/President-Elect, 2010-

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting Program Committee, Chair, 2008 -2009

Consultant, Drexel Law School, 2006

ABA Law Libraries Committee, member 2005 - 2009; Vice Chair 2006-2007; Chair, 2007-2008

Legal Information Preservation Alliance, Vice-Chair and Executive Board Member, 2006-2007, Chair, 2007

Courses

  • Advanced Legal Research

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