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About Paul D. Callister

I am the Director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
My research interests focuses on the relationship of the information environment to jurisprudence, the rule of law, social, economic and political stability, and the evolution of government and legal institutions.


Present Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Present Director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

How information environments affect the rule of law, jurisprudence, legal institutions, and stability., Cyberlaw (copyright, licensing, jurisdiction, Patriot act, privacy, etc.), and Law librarianship

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 Brenner Faculty Publishing Award
  • Salzburg Fellow


  • Cyberlaw and Infosphere
  • Advanced Legal Research


June 1999August 2000 MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
September 1988May 1991 JD, Cornell University ‐ Law
September 1982June 1988 BA, Brigham Young University ‐ Philosophy

Contact Information

UMKC School of Law
1-104 Law Building
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Direct Phone: 816/235-2436
Admin. Assistant (Erin): 816/235-1650
Fax: 816/235-5274
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Freedom (1)

Law and Society (7)

Rule of Law (5)

Law and Semiotics (1)