Director of the Library
Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Information Services
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.
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University of Nevada, B.S. 1976
Lewis & Clark College, Northwestern School of Law, J.D. 1981
Columbia, M.L.S. 1991.
Long-standing member of American Association of Law Libraries, with focuses on legal research and social responsibilities of the profession.