Professor Piatt received her B.A., M.L.S. and J.D. from the University of Texas at
Austin and is a member of the Texas Bar. Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty in
1990, she was director of the law library and an associate professor of law at the
University of Oklahoma College of Law, and director of information services at the
Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law. 

Professor Piatt was director of the IIT Downtown Campus Information Center until 2000,
where she pioneered the use of imaging and other electronic technology. She has been a
member of the ABA Litigation Section Special Publications Committee and was the technical
program chair for the 1994 ASIS annual meeting. She currently advises the AIIM Committee
on evidentiary and intellectual property issues related to legal documents in electronic

Professor Piatt has written and lectured extensively on topics concerning automated legal
research, intellectual property, legal issues in information science and legal issues
relating to artificial intelligence. She has developed a continuing education workshop
for information professionals working with copyright issues in an electronic environment
and on law and the Internet. 

Legal Research and Bibliography

Beyond the Trees, Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science (1996)
Out of the Book, Handbook of Law Librarianship in the Electronic Age (1993)
Information Systems and the Law, Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (1988)
Selected Bibliography for Energy Law , Part 2, Notes from the Tarlton Law Library (1983)

Intellectual Property

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