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Neisler, Virginia A.

Reference and Faculty Services Librarian
Adjunct Professor of Law
Winter 2020

S-190A Legal Research

Virginia A. Neisler is a reference and faculty services librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library. In addition to providing reference services for all patrons and research consultations and instruction for law students, she manages the library's faculty research service. Through her work with the research service, she focuses on aiding Michigan Law faculty in their scholarship, speaking, and teaching endeavors through substantive research support. She earned a BA in history from Davidson College and earned both her JD and her MSLS from the University of North Carolina. Her master's thesis on law library partnerships with clinical programs won the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)/LexisNexis Call for Papers award for the Student Division.

Neisler is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, where she serves on the Academic Law Libraries Section's Faculty Services Committee and the Research and Patron Instruction Services Section's Research Instruction Committee. She is also a member of the North Carolina State Bar (currently inactive) and the American Bar Association.

Recent Publications

"Voting by Mail: Issues and Resources." Mich. B.J. 99, no. 8 (2020): 46-8.
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"AI Resources." In Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, edited by Ellyssa Kroski, 175-90. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2020.

"The Best of Times and the Worst of Times: The Current Landscape of Mandatory Arbitration Clause Enforcement in Domestic Arbitration." Mich. B.J. 98, no. 2 (2019): 48-9.
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"Resources for Special Education Advocacy." Mich. B.J. 98, no. 11 (2019): 54-5.
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