Prior to joining Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law on March 1, 2009
as Associate Dean, Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, Gordon Russell was
the founding Associate Dean for Library and Information Technology and Professor of Law
at Charleston School of Law. 

He has taught first-year Legal Research and Writing, Interviewing, Negotiation and
Counseling, Advanced Electronic Research, Advanced Legal Research and Legal Research Boot
Camp. For the last 10 years he has taught legal research in offshore tax online for the
International Off Shore Tax LL.M. program currently offered at Thomas Jefferson Law
School in San Diego. 

Mr. Russell received his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University, M.L.S. from Brigham
Young University, LL.B. from University of Western Ontario and J.D. degree from the
University of New Mexico. 

Mr. Russell was the keynote presenter at the American Association of Law Libraries Pre
Conference Workshop in Philadelphia on Tired of Herding Cats? Re-image Your Law Library
with ERM Best Practices in July, 2011. 

Mr. Russell was a member of the AALL Academic Law Library Special Interest Section’s Task
Force on the ABA Standards Review. The Recommendations for ABA Standards Revision
Relating to Academic Law Libraries can be found at 

Mr. Russell as a member of the ABA Legal Education Law School Facilities Committee was
involved in the planning of the ABA Bricks and Bytes Conference, March 10-12, 2010 in
Philadelphia and the conference in San Diego, March 11-13 2012. 

Library Technology


Building a Library in the Digital Age or How Much Print is Enough? , Southeastern Association of Law Libraries (2006)


Implementing Virtual Reference: Hollywood Technology in Real Life (with Ray Balleste), Computers in Libraries (2003)

Collection Development


Tired of Herding Cats? Re-image Your Law Library with ERM Best Practices, AALL Pre Conference on ERM (2011)

Keynote Address: Tired of Herding Cats? Re-image Your Law Library with ERM Best Practices.



Collaborative Experience: Cataloging Projects with Cassidy Cataloging (with Paula Tejeda and Joni L. Cassidy), The Criv Sheet: The Newsletter of the Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (2010)


What to Count, What to Report: The Revised ABA Annual Questionnaire, American Association of Law Libraries Conference. (2007)

Electronic Books

Electronic Books - Acquisition, Access, Bibliographic Control and Use, Mid-Aerican Association of Law Libraries (2006)

Law Libraries


The ABA Section on Legal Education Revisions of the Law Library Standards: What Does It All Mean?, Law Library Journal (2014)

The ABA Council on Legal Education approved for Notice and Comment proposed changes that impact...



Reinventing the Law School Library, NE2007: Libraries Without Borders II (2007)
Reinventing Technical Services in the Digital Age, Southeastern Asssociation of the American Association of Law Libraries (2007)

DNA Evidence

Virtual Reference

The Digital Law Library and Virtual Reference, OCLC Virtual Reference Conference (2003)
Experiencing the Virtual Reference Desk, CALI Conference (2003)

Electronic Discovery

Response Units

Integrating Real-time Feedback in the Classroom with New Technology (with Syd Beckman), Charleston Connections Conference (2007)

The presentation will discuss effective use of wireless rsponse units ('clickers') and their functional integration...



The Internet Revolution: Savvy Research Strategies for Paralegals (with Rachel Fisher, Russell Altman, and Douglas Lineberty), Institue of Paralegal Education (2007)

Technology and the Law

Integrating Feedback: Creating a Response Oasis in an IT Mirage (with Sydney Aaron Beckman), CALI - The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (2007)

No subject area


Integrating Advanced Legal Research into Upper-level Seminar Courses., Institute for Law School Teaching 13th Summer Conference (2007)


The Future of the Law Library, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (2003)


Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age (with Michael G. Chiorazzi) (2003)

While the digital revolution has touched every aspect of law librarianship, perhaps nowhere has the...