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Year/Track: 2016
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Major: B.S. Business Administration

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James Wirrell

James Wirrell

Assistant Dean, Library Services
B.A., Simon Fraser University
M.A.T.S., Regent College
LL.B., University of British Columbia
J.D., M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Phone: 916.739.7076
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Supervises and directs the Law Library, including budgeting, staff, collections, services and facilities. Teaches advanced legal research.

Professional Experience

  • Interim Director; Head of Access Services/Senior Reference Librarian; Instructional Services Librarian; Circulation/Reference Librarian, McGeorge School of Law
  • Circulation/Reference Librarian, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Reference Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Recent Publications & Presentations

Presentation, The Best of Both Worlds: Blending Online and Face-to-Face Learning in Teaching Legal Research. Presented at American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting & Conference, in Boston, Massachusetts on July 23, 2012 (co-presenter).

Book Review, 35 International Journal of Legal Information 591-594 (2007) (reviewing John Witte, Jr., God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in the Western Tradition (2006)).

Presentation, How to Search Like a Pro. Presented at National Business Institute Seminar Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, in San Francisco, California on May 17, 2007 (with Monica Sharum).

How to Search Like a Pro, in Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, Program Materials, National Business Institute, 2007 (with Monica Sharum).

Effective Advocacy: Tips, Techniques and Examples, A Selected Bibliography, in Institute Bibliography, Third All California Joint Institute, 2006 (with Monica Sharum).

Book Review, 98 Law Library Journal 172-174 (2006) (reviewing Kent Greenawalt, Does God Belong in Public Schools? (2005)).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Northern California Association of Law Libraries (AALL chapter); Western Pacific Chapter of AALL.

Courses: Advanced Legal Research

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