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About Franklin L. Runge

Franklin L. Runge joined the Washington & Lee School of Law as the Faculty Services Librarian in 2018, and he became the Head of User Services in 2019. He is responsible for access, instructional, and reference services for the Law Library. He is a member of the teaching team that instructs the 1L Legal Research course, and he is always looking for new ways to create an engaged classroom that produces life-long learners.

Prior to joining Washington and Lee, he served as the Faculty Services Librarian at the University of Kentucky from 2011 to 2018. In addition to his work as a librarian at UK, he served as the Chairperson for Sexual Misconduct Appeals for the entire campus and for a brief time as the Director of Admissions (law). Prior to entering academia, Franklin practiced law at Weisman & McIntyre (Boston, Massachusetts), where he focused on product liability cases against tobacco companies, education reform litigation at the state level, and seatbelt safety litigation against automotive manufacturers.
 
Franklin received a B.A. in Political Science from Hiram College in 2000, a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2003, and a M.L.S. from the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University in 2010.

Positions

2019 - Present Head of User Services, Washington and Lee University School of Law Law Library
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2018 - 2019 Faculty Services Librarian, Washington and Lee University School of Law Law Library
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2011 - 2018 Faculty Services Librarian, University of Kentucky ‐ College of Law
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Graduation Speaker (2016): Selected by the student body to provide graduation remarks on behalf of the College of Law faculty.
  • Teacher Who Made a Difference (2014): Presented by the University of Kentucky College of Education

Courses

  • LAW 163: Legal Research

Education

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2009 - 2010 MLS, Indiana University - Bloomington ‐ School of Library and Information Science
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2000 - 2003 JD, Northeastern University ‐ School of Law
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1996 - 2000 BA, Hiram College
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Contact Information

Washington and Lee School of Law
Law Library
1 Denny Circle
Lexington, Virginia 24450

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