Patrick Meyer

Patrick Meyer

Director, Kresge Law Library
Professor of Law

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


  • J.D. Washburn University School of Law
  • M.L.S Syracuse University
  • M.S. Kansas State University


Patrick Meyer is the Director of the Kresge Law Library where he develops the collection and fosters the creation of services for faculty and students. He has taught extensively for 20 years and his scholarship focus is on legal research, online teaching, and curricular issues. 

 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 substantial portion of a newly required two credit first semester course titled Introduction to Legal Research & Communication. 

Professor Meyer has served on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Law Libraries (MichALL) in the capacity of Vice President, President, and Past-President. He has also served on the Executive Board of the Society of Academic Law Library Directors (SALLD) and was previously President of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) and served on the SCALL board for five years. Professor Meyer was 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. 



    Courses Taught

    Introduction to Legal Research and Communication I/II

    Advanced Legal Research Online


    Selected Publications

    Adding Legal Research to the Bar Exam: What Would the Exercise Look Like? 53 Akron L. Rev. 107 (2019)

    The Crazy Maze of Food Labeling and Food Claims Laws, 92 St. John’s L. Rev. 233 (2018)

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


    Selected Presentations

    Co-Presenter, Rethinking Law Reference Services: Who, Where, What, When, & How?, at Ohio Reg’l Ass’n of Law Libraries (ORALL) Annual Conference, Sandusky, Ohio (Oct. 24, 2019)

    Panelist, What Research Skills and Other Lawyering Competencies Do New Law Graduates Need to be Successful in Practice? at Wayne State Univ. Law School, Detroit, Mich. (June 10, 2019)

    Co-Presenter, Teaching Online Courses at Univ. of Detroit Mercy Law School, Detroit, Mich. (April 25, 2019)

    Panelist, Legal Research & Lawyering Skills: What’s Expected of New Law Graduates at Wayne State Univ. Law School, Detroit, Mich. (June 12, 2018)

    Presenter, Addressing the Cognitive Differences in How the Mind Works for Online Learning vs. Print-Based Learning at the Univ. of Toledo Law Faculty Colloquium Series, Univ. of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio (Nov. 9, 2016)

    Co-Presenter, Building Better Collections: LMAs – Should They Stay or Should They Go? at the Ohio Regional Assn. of Law Libraries (ORALL) 2016 Annual Meeting, Dayton, Ohio (Oct. 21, 2016)

    Co-Presenter, Diversity in the Legal Profession: A Dialogue About the Librarian’s Role at the MichALL Spring Education Meeting, Univ. of Michigan Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Mich. (May 20, 2016)

    Co-Presenter, Qualifying Advanced Legal Research as a Simulation Course at the SALLD General Meeting, Fordham Univ. School of Law, New York, NY (Jan. 8, 2016)