Camille Broussard joined the New York Law School Library staff as head of reference services in 1991. She was appointed to the associate librarian position in 2002, served as acting director for two years in 2003–04 and 2004–05, and was named deputy director in 2005. She has been the director of the library since July 2008. Before coming to the Law School she was the collection services/reference librarian at New York University Law Library, and attorney services librarian at the Boley Law Library, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
She teaches an Advanced Legal Research seminar, research workshops, and database searching classes. As part of her teaching duties, Professor Broussard works with faculty members to integrate legal research skills and training into their course work. It is her firm belief that law students who see the contextual connection between the theory and the practice of law will be more prepared to engage completely in the practice of law. Incorporating research discussion and assignments into the substantive curriculum is a successful way to provide a contextualized learning experience. Many classes offered at New York Law School include a research component that is taught in collaboration with the reference librarians.
Professor Broussard is also an active member of the professional law librarian community. She belongs to both the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY). Recently, she chaired the AALL Awards Committee . She has chaired the Law Library Journal/AALL Spectrum Editorial Advisory Board, the Committee on Mentoring and Retention, and the Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section.
Professor Broussard received her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1981 and her Library Science master’s degree from Columbia University in 1991.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
“Integrating Legal Research Skills into Substantive Courses,” Contribution to Teaching the Law School Curriculum at 362–364 (S. Friedland & G. Hess, eds., Carolina Academic Press, 2004) (with K. Gross).
“Models for Teaching Legal Research: Integrating Theory and Practice.” Chapter 4 in The Law Library 2004: Skills, Strategies Solutions, at 83–94. Practising Law Institute, 2004.
“Legal Research Strategies: A Teaching Outline.” Chapter 2 in The Law Library 2002: Skills, Strategies & Solutions for Today’s Challenging Legal Environment, at 25–44. Practising Law Institute, 2002.
LAW REVIEW AND OTHER SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
“Teaching with Technology: Is the Pedagogical Fulcrum Shifting?,” 53 New York Law School Review 903-915 (2008-2009)
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, PRACTICE MATERIALS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“The Perils of the Spellchecker,” 30 Law Lines 21 (Spring 2007).
Preface Contribution to Sexual Orientation and the Law: A Research Bibliography at xii-xiv (American Association of Law Libraries Publication Series No. 74, Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues) (Hein, 2006).
“Models for Teaching Legal Research: Integrating Theory and Practice,” Chapter 4 in The Law Library 2004: Skills, Strategies & Solutions at 83-94 (Practising Law Institute, 2004).
“Legal Research Strategies: A Teaching Outline,” Chapter 2 in The Law Library 2002: Skills, Strategies & Solutions for Today’s Challenging Legal Environment at 25-44 (Practising Law Institute, 2002).
Compiler, Faculty Publications: A Bibliography of Publications by the Full-Time Faculty of New York Law School. (Mendik Library, New York Law School, 1993 ).
“Possible Pro Bono Activities for Law Librarians.” 11 American Association of Law Libraries Social Responsibilities Newsletter 3 (June 2001).
“Taking the Lead in Pro Bono.” 11 American Association of Law Libraries Social Responsibilities Newsletter 1, 3 (March 2001).
“Foreword (Symposium: Chronicling a Movement: A Symposium to Recognize the Twentieth Anniversary of the Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, edited by Professor Arthur S. Leonard).” 17 New York Law School Journal of Human Rights i–ii (2000).
“From Page to Technology’s Virtual Stage.” 18 In Brief 16 (Spring/Summer 2000).
Contributor, “Bibliography on Sexual Orientation and the Law.” 86 Law Library Journal 1–103 (1994).
Editor, Contemporary Social Problems Newsletter. American Association of Law Libraries (1988–1991).
“Legal Interpreter Training: Curriculum and Materials.” International Language Bank, Portland, Oregon (1986).
“A Survey of Multicultural Teacher Education in Oregon Higher Education Institutions.” Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, Portland, Oregon (1983).