Professor of Legal Research
Associate Librarian for Information Services
William R. Mills, associate librarian, holds a J.D. from Fordham, and a master’s degree in Library Science from Columbia. In the Mendik Library he is in charge of Information Services, which encompasses collection development, computer and other technological resources, the physical plant, as well as stack maintenance, and the Library’s access policies. He came to New York Law School in 1989 with extensive law library experience in both private firm and academic settings.
Professor Mills began his career at the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he managed the library; planned and coordinated a move into a new building; and oversaw the installation of LEXIS, the first computer legal research system. He then attended law school and moved into academia, first serving as the evening librarian at Seton Hall University School of Law. After a year, he joined the founding faculty at CUNY Law School as public services librarian. At CUNY, Professor Mills participated in the planning and execution of three library relocations, including the library’s move into its permanent facility on the Queens College campus. He also coordinated CUNY’s legal research skills course, a comprehensive program of instruction for first and second year students that was integrated with other curricular work.
In addition to his administrative duties at the Law School, Professor Mills teaches the Advanced Legal Research seminar. He has served on numerous law school committees, including Student Affairs and Administrative Technology.
A frequent participant in the activities of library associations, Professor Mills was a member of the American Association of Law Libraries’ Special Committee on the Renaissance of Law Librarianship in the Information Age, an elite committee designated to act as a think tank, proposing new definitions and models for the legal information profession of the future. He has served on several committees of the Law Library Association of Greater New York, including its Board of Directors.
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SUNY Stony Brook, B.S. 1971
Columbia, M.S.L.S. 1978 Fordham, J.D. 1982.
Specialist in legal research and computer applications that support this research. Long relationship with American Association of Law Libraries and Law Library Association of Greater New York.
Legal Research, Advanced