Gordon Russell
Associate Dean, Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library

B.A., Brigham Young University
M.L.S., Brigham Young University
LL.B. (J.D. Equivalent), University of Western Ontario
J.D., University of New Mexico

Prior to joining Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law on March 1, 2009 as Associate Dean, Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, Dean Gordon Russell was the founding Associate Dean for Library and Information Technology and Professor of Law at Charleston School of Law.

Dean Russell has taught first-year Legal Research and Writing, Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling, Advanced Electronic Research, Advanced Legal Research and Legal Research Boot Camp. For the last 10 years he has taught legal research in offshore tax online for the International Off Shore Tax LL.M. program currently offered at Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego.

Dean Russell received his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University, M.L.S. from Brigham Young University, LL.B. from University of Western Ontario and J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico.

Dean Russell was the keynote presenter at the American Association of Law Libraries Pre Conference Workshop in Philadelphia on Tired of Herding Cats? Re-image Your Law Library with ERM Best Practices in July 2011.

He was a member of the AALL Academic Law Library Special Interest Section’s Task Force on the ABA Standards Review. The Recommendations for ABA Standards Revision Relating to Academic Law Libraries can be found at http://www.abanet.org/legaled/committees/comstandards.html.

As a member of the ABA Legal Education Law School Facilities Committee, Dean Russell was involved in the planning of the ABA Bricks and Bytes Conference, March 2010 in Philadelphia and March 2012 in San Diego.

Library Technology

Building a Library in the Digital Age or How Much Print is Enough? Southeastern Association of Law Libraries (2006)

Implementing Virtual Reference: Hollywood Technology in Real Life (with Ray Balleste),Computers in Libraries (2003)

Collection Development

Tired of Herding Cats? Re-image Your Law Library with ERM Best PracticesAALL Pre Conference on ERM (2011)

Keynote Address: Tired of Herding Cats? Re-image Your Law Library with ERM Best Practices.

Collaborative Experience: Cataloging Projects with Cassidy Cataloging (with Paula Tejeda and Joni L. Cassidy), The Criv Sheet: The Newsletter of the Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (2010)

Blogs, Working Papers, Electronic Publishing: Will Changes in Legal Scholarship Afffect the Future Developments of Library Collections?American Association of Law Libraries (2007)

What to Count, What to Report: The Revised ABA Annual QuestionnaireAmerican Association of Law Libraries Conference. (2007)

Reengineering the Law Library Resources Today For Tomorrow’s Users: A Response to ‘How Much of Your Print Collection Is Really on WESTLAW and LEXIS-NEXIS?’Legal Reference Services Quarterly (2002)

Electronic Books

Electronic Books – Acquisition, Access, Bibliographic Control and UseMid-Aerican Association of Law Libraries (2006)

Law Libraries

The ABA Section on Legal Education Revisions of the Law Library Standards: What Does It All Mean?SSRN (2014)

The ABA Council on Legal Education approved for Notice and Comment proposed changes that impact…

Library Unbound: The Convergence of E-books, Electronic Access and New ABA Library Standards are Transforming the Law LibraryCALI Conference 2011 (2011)

AALL Academic Law Library Special Interest Section’s Task Force on the ABA Standards Review (2009)

Reinventing the Law School LibraryNE2007: Libraries Without Borders II (2007)

Reinventing Technical Services in the Digital AgeSoutheastern Asssociation of the American Association of Law Libraries (2007)

DNA Evidence

A Pathfinder on the Admissibility of Forensic DNA Evidence in Criminal CasesLegal Reference Services Quarterly (1994)

Virtual Reference

The Digital Law Library and Virtual ReferenceOCLC Virtual Reference Conference (2003)

Experiencing the Virtual Reference DeskCALI Conference (2003)

Virtual Support Centeres: Redefining Academic Legal Reference – Meeting the Challlenge of Supporting an Online LL.M. Program. Integrating Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Components With a Commercial Online Writing Lab (Smarthinking.com17th Annual BILETA Conference (2002)

Electronic Discovery

Capturing Key Evidence Through Electronic Discovery in FloridaNBI Seminar (2002)

Response Units

Integrating Real-time Feedback in the Classroom with New Technology (with Syd Beckman), Charleston Connections Conference (2007)

The presentation will discuss effective use of wireless rsponse units (‘clickers’) and their functional integration…


The Internet Revolution: Savvy Research Strategies for Paralegals (with Rachel Fisher, Russell Altman, and Douglas Lineberty), Institue of Paralegal Education (2007)

Technology and the Law

Integrating Feedback: Creating a Response Oasis in an IT Mirage (with Sydney Aaron Beckman), CALI – The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (2007)

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Integrating Advanced Legal Research into Upper-level Seminar Courses.Institute for Law School Teaching 13th Summer Conference (2007)

The Future of the Law LibrarySoutheastern Association of Law Schools (2003)

Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age (with Michael G. Chiorazzi) (2003)

While the digital revolution has touched every aspect of law librarianship, perhaps nowhere has the…

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Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is provisionally accredited
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