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Penn, Michelle Jean

Teaching Assistant Professor and Head of Faculty Services


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research overview

  • Prof. Penn's work focuses on legal research instruction and reference. As a reference librarian she assists library patrons, including students, faculty, and the public, with legal research. Her own scholarly research is primarily focused on the role of the Soviet Union in the development of modern international criminal law.


  • Legal Research, Law Librarianship, Legal History



courses taught

  • LAWS 5646 - Foundations of Legal Research
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Designed to move students from the brief introduction to legal research offered in the first-year legal writing classes to the problem-centered research students will perform starting in the summer after their first year. Provides students with a conceptual understanding of the organization and connectivity of legal authority and with instruction in research methodology at both the project and resource levels.


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