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Law Library Faculty

Susan T. Phillips
Law Library Director
and Professor of Law

Phone: 817-212-3806
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail


Education
M.S.L.S. 1991 Catholic University of America
J.D. 1990 Catholic University of America
B.A. 1987 University of Dallas

Experience
Associate Dean/Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law (2001-2008); Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law (2000-2001); Senior Director of Law Library Operations (1998-2000); Director of Public Services (1996-1997); Coordinator of Public Services (1995-1996), Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Assistant Satellite Librarian (1994-1995), U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit (Miami)
Public Services Coordinator (1993-1994); Research and Reference Librarian (1992-1993), Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Reference Librarian (1991-1992); Assistant Professor of Law/Advanced Legal Research (1992), Pepperdine University School of Law

 

Patrick Flanagan
Assistant Law Library Director
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

Phone: 817-212-3812
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail


Education
M.L.I.S. 2010 University of Washington
J.D. 2003 University of Houston
B.A. 1999 Rice University

Experience
Reference Librarian and Lecturer in Law (2010-2013), Columbia Law School
Law Library Intern (2010), U.S. Courts Law Library, 10th Circuit
Law Library Intern (2009-2010), U. of Washington School of Law

 

 

Cynthia Burress
Reference Librarian
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

Phone: 817-212-3809
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail

Education
J.D. 2003 Seattle University
M.I.L.S. 2000 University of Washington
B.A. 1997 University of Washington

Experience
Senior Reference Librarian (2009-2014), Legislative Reference Library of Texas
Senior Public Services Librarian (2008-2009); Senior Reference Librarian (2006-2008); Reference Librarian (2003-2006), Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Publications
Interviewed for "Texas' Wacky Old Laws," National Geographic Online, January 17, 2014
Creator/Researcher, Lieutenant Governors of Texas, 2011-2014
Chair/Editor, SWALL Publications Committee, 2006-2009
Editor/Author, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Bulletin, 2006-2009
Webmaster, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 2006-2009
Editor, chapters of Legal Research Exercises: Following the Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation by Susan T. Phillips and Nancy P. Johnson (West, 9th ed. 2005)

Presentations
Author/Presenter, "Navigating the Legislative Maze", Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (April 2010)
Moderator, "Wikis and Webfeeds", Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (April 2007)

 

Wendy Law
Head of Collection Development
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

Phone: 817-212-3808
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail

Education
J.D. 2003 Texas Wesleyan University
M.I.L.S. 1996 University of Michigan
B.A. 1993 University of Michigan.

Experience
Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian (2007-2011); Head of Public Services (2004-2007); Acting Associate Director (July-November 2004); Senior Reference & Collection Access Librarian (1999-2004); Public Services Librarian (1996-1999), Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Library
Adjunct Professor (2000-2001), Texas Wesleyan University

Publications
Book review,
Failing Law Schools, Brian Z. Tamanaha, 105, no.1 Law Library Journal (Winter 2013), 110
Book review, Magistrates and Pioneers: Essays in the History of American Law, Warren M. Billings, 18, no.2 LH & RB Newsletter 34 (Fall 2012)
Book review, The Vice Presidency in Foreign Policy: From Mondale to Cheney, Jack Lechelt, 16, no.4 LH & RB Newsletter 13 (Fall 2010)
Co-wrote a chapter with Anna Teller on Harry Potter and the Development of Moral Judgment in Children, in The Law and Harry Potter (Carolina Academic Press 2010, Jeffrey E. Thomas & Franklin G. Snyder eds.)
Published the "Professional Readings" column in the DALL Advance Sheet (1997-2003)“
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Library Open for Use.” Tarrant County Bar Association Bulletin. 9, no.8 (August 1998): 13

Presentations
Coordinator and panel member, "Publish or Perish: The Benefits of Publication in the Academic and Law Firm Setting” at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (April 2010)

 

Kristen Rowlett
Reference Librarian
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

Phone: 817-212-3829
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail

Education
M.L.I.S. 2014 University of Washington
J.D./D.C.L. 2013 Louisiana State University
B.A. 2010 Louisiana State University

Experience
Law Library Intern (2014), Columbia Law School
Law Library Intern (2013-14), University of Washington School of Law

 

Bryan Smith
Public Services Librarian/Weekend Reference

Phone: 817-212-3805
Fax: 817-212-3801

Education
J.D. 2009 Texas Wesleyan University
B.B.A. 2005 University of Memphis

Experience
Adjunct Public Services Librarian (2009); Circulation Clerk (2006-2008), Texas Wesleyan University Dee J. Kelly Law LibraryIntern, Misdemeanor Division (2009), Law Clerk (Summer 2008), Civil Division , Tarrant County District Attorney’s OfficeLaw Clerk (Summer 2008), Wallach & Andrews, P.C.Legal Researcher (Summer 2007), Knowles PublishingTeaching Assistant, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Program (2007-2008), Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Awards
National Order of Barristers Award
Judicial Scholarship Recipient
Semi-Finalist 2008 National Criminal Procedure Tournament

 

Joan Stringfellow
Head of Technical and Electronic Services
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

Phone: 817-212-3824
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail


Education
M.S.L.S. 2002 University of North Texas
Law Librarianship Program of Study 2002 University of North Texas
B.S. 2000 Texas Wesleyan University
Paralegal Certification 2000 Texas Wesleyan University

Experience
Interim Associate Director (Summer 2009), Dee J. Kelly Law Library, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Catalog Librarian (2002-2005), Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Library

Presentations
Co-Presented
"Tales from the Trenches: Customer Service: From the Mundane to the Bizarre" at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (March 2014)
Presented "Project Federated Search" at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (April 2010)
Co-presented "Techie Petting Zoo" at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (April 2010)
Co-presented "Can You Vouch for Me How to Request and Give Employee Job References" at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (April 2003)

 

Karin Strohbeck
Circulation Librarian/Archivist
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law


Phone: 817-212-3821
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail

 

Education
C.A.A. 1994 University of Texas at Arlington
M.L.S. 1989 Texas Woman's University
B.A. 1986 University of Louisville
A.S. 1983 Volunteer State Community College

Experience
Evening Access Services Librarian (2001-2003), Texas Wesleyan University Law Library
Archivist/Librarian Assistant (1993-2003), Amon Carter Museum
Project Archivist (1993-1995), Roman Bronze Works Archives, Getty Grant Program, Amon Carter Museum
Law Librarian (1987-1996), Cantey Hanger, L.L.P.

Publications
Book Review, Mastering Elder Law, Ralph C. Brashier, 29 Leg. Inform. Alert 4 (2010)
Book Review, Elder Law and Financial Strategies: Planning for Later in Life, Jerry A. Hyman, 28 Leg. Inform. Alert 5 (2009 )
Book Review, The Global Securities Market: a History, R.C. Michie, 27 Leg. Inform. Alert 2 (2008)
Book Review, Solicitations, bids, proposals and source selections: building a winning contract, G.A. Garrett, 26 Leg. Inform. Alert 8 (2007)

Library Staff


Janis Betts
Library Business Technician
Phone: 817-212-3826
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail

 


Chanda Chism

Library Assistant
Phone: 817-212-3827
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail

 


Sharon Jefferson
Cataloging Technician
Phone: 817-212-3815
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail

 


Cara Sulsar
Library Clerk
Phone: 817-212-3817
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail

 


Lillian Velez

Acquisition Technician
Phone: 817-212-3822
Fax: 817-212-3801
E-mail