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Paul Howard

Paul Howard

Head of Faculty Services and International Research
B.A., California State University, Northridge
J.D., Loyola Marymount University
M.L.S., Indiana University


Phone: 916.739.7074
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Oversees the library's foreign, international and comparative law services and collection; manages the library’s print and e-book collection (including selection and budget oversight); trains and supervises the Library Research Assistants; and manages the faculty research/liaison program.

Professional Experience

  • Head of Faculty Services and International Research; Head of International Services; Senior Foreign and International Law Librarian; Foreign and International Law Librarian, McGeorge School of Law
  • Foreign and International Law Librarian; Reference Librarian, Loyola Marymount University

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 (with Monica Sharum and James Wirrell).

Wyoming Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography (2010), in State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies (William S. Hein, 2002-) (with Monica Sharum).

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 Sacramento, CA on December 14, 2007 (with Monica Sharum).

Book Review, 98 Law Library Journal 180-182 (2006) (reviewing Naomi Roht-Arriaza, The Pinochet Effect: Transnational Justice in the Age of Human Rights (2005)).

Do We Still Need Books? A Selected Annotated Bibliography, 97 Law Library Journal 257-283 (2005) (with Renee Rastorfer).

Book Review, 96 Law Library Journal 739-740 (2004) (reviewing Bruce Broomhall, International Justice and the International Criminal Court: Between Sovereignty and the Rule of Law (2003)).

Book Review, 96 Law Library Journal 353-355 (2004) (reviewing Bernard E. Harcourt ed., Guns, Crime, and Punishment in America (2003)).

Foreign Law Electronic Resources: A Guide to Selected Databases, Institute Bibliography, 32nd Annual SCALL Institute, February 2004.

The Past as Future: Issues in Native American Law, Selected Bibliography, Institute Bibliography, 1st California Tri-Chapter Institute, March 2003 (with Katherine Dabbour and Maureen Dunnigan).

Minority Admissions in Law Schools: A Selected Bibliography, in Minority Databook 59-114 (Law School Admission Council, 2002) (with Don Buffaloe).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Northern California Association of Law Libraries (AALL chapter)

Courses: International and Foreign Legal Research

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