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Patrick  Meyer

Associate Professor of Law
Director, Kresge Law Library

Meyer, Patrick
Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Kresge Law Library
Room: L18
Phone: (313) 596-0240
Meyer, Patrick
Areas of Expertise:
Legal Research and Law Libraries
Libraries - Law Libraries


  • JD Washburn University School of Law
  • MLS Syracuse University
  • MS Kansas State University


Professor Meyer is the Director of the Kresge Law Library where he manages the library budget, has primary responsibility for the development of the collection, and fosters the creation of services to faculty and students. He has taught extensively for 20 years and teaches Advanced Legal Research in online and traditional formats. Professor Meyer created the research program for first year legal writing students in 2012, and was its administrator through 2014. He managed the development of a new required first semester course titled Introduction to Legal Research & Communication, and continues to teach two of its three sections. Professor Meyer recently served as Chair of the Curriculum Committee after serving as Vice Chair for two years. He is currently a member of the Budget Committee and Self-Study/Reaccreditation Committee and chairs the Library Committee. His scholarship focus is on legal research requirements of new attorneys, online teaching, and curricular issues.

Professor Meyer recently completed service on the Michigan Association of Law Libraries (MichALL) in the capacity of Vice President, President, and Past-President. He also recently finished a three year commitment on the Executive Board of the Society of Academic Law Library Directors (SALLD). He was previously President of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) and served on the SCALL board for five years. Professor Meyer was also a member of the ThomsonReuters Legal Research and Writing Advisory Board. He has made numerous presentations on law firm legal research requirements, teaching an integrated research course, and new library space planning.

Recent Publications:

The Google Effect, Multitasking, and Lost Linearity: What We Should Do, 42 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 705 (2016).

The Status of Curricular Change During the Industry's Great Recession: Radical, or the New Norm?, 42 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 155 (2015).

Law Firm Legal Research Requirements and the Legal Academy Beyond Carnegie, 35 Whittier L. Rev. 419 (2014).

Law Firm Legal Research Requirements for New Attorneys, 101 LAW LIBR. J. 297 (2009), available at

         Bibliography of California Resources, in Locating the Law 69-96 (5th ed. 2009) (SCALL).

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