Darla Jackson’s research and scholarship is focused on international human rights,
military law, comparative law, international commercial arbitration, empirical research,
and the impact of technology on legal research and the information seeking behavior of
legal professionals and law students. She has published articles, and book chapters on
these topics, and publishes a regular column on technology in Law Library Journal. She
teaches advanced legal research classes and is a frequent lecturer in law school classes.
She is member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and is active in professional organizations
including the American Association of Law Libraries and the Mid-America Association of
Prior to her appointment as the Director of the Law Library in 2012, she served as the
Associate Director of the Oklahoma City University Law Library. Prior to entering law
librarianship, she was a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force.
Darla Jackson earned her M.L.I.S., and J.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma
(semester at Queen's College, Oxford University, England). She also holds an LL.M.
in International Law from the University of Georgia School of Law and a Master of
Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.
Law Review, Bar & Professional Journal Contributions
Contributions to Books
Teaching Effective Legal Research, in THE LAW SCHOOL LIBRARIAN'S ROLE AS EDUCATOR: LEADING LIBRARIANS ON ADAPTING TO NEW TECHNOLOGIES, MAXIMIZING RESEARCH SKILLS, & HELPING STUDENTS TRANSITION FROM LAW SCHOOL TO LAW FIRM (2008)
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