Accomplished Librarian, Legal Research Educator Rebecca Rich Joins Faculty and Leads Legal Research Center

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Rebecca Rich

July 11, 2019

Rebecca Rich has joined the faculty as director of the Legal Research Center.

Professor Rich most recently served as senior associate director and interim director of the Panza Maurer Law Library at Nova Southeastern University. Before assuming those leadership roles, she revitalized the library’s faculty liaison program, while serving as faculty services librarian.

At Nova Southeastern, Professor Rich also taught Advanced Legal Research Techniques, developing a structure and curriculum that enhanced writing and experiential learning components including in online synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Professor Rich’s research interests include education of students with disabilities, administrative law, bioethics, disability law and technology in legal education and libraries.

She is the author of “Rewritten Opinion: Olmstead v. L.C.,” a chapter in “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions,” which is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2020, as well as several articles in library publications.

A former fellow of the American Association of Law Libraries Leadership Academy and the International Academy of Life Sciences/B. Braun Melsungen Fellowship Biomedical Sciences Exchange Program, Professor Rich holds leadership posts within committees of the AALL and the Southeastern American Association of Law Libraries.

Professor Rich has presented at conferences on an array of topics, including the use of SSRN and BePress’s Digital Commons to promote student-run law journals, trends in European libraries, gamification and the use of technology in research instruction and differential instruction techniques for law students.

She received her JD from Boston College Law School and her MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.