Catherine A. Deane

Foreign & International Law Librarian
Lecturer in Law

Catherine Deane provides research and reference assistance and selects foreign and international materials for the collection at the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library at Vanderbilt Law School. Prior to joining Vanderbilt in 2013, Deane was the only full-time reference librarian at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, where she developed and taught the Advanced Legal Research course and taught legal research to 1Ls and to 2Ls and 3Ls taking seminar courses. Deane is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries, serving on the Research Instruction & Patron Services Distance Education Committee. She is an active blogger for the RIPS Law Librarian Blog, published by the RIPS Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries. Deane has spoken at both the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference and at the Special Libraries Association San Diego Chapter Fall Seminar. She teaches Transnational Legal Research.

Blog Posts

Deep and Surface Learning: How can we get them to engage with the material?, RIPS Law Librarian Blog (Mar. 21, 2012)

Word on the Law School “Streets”… Librarians are Helpful, RIPS Law Librarian Blog (Jan. 26, 2012)

Powerpoints, Screenshots and Legal Research Training as a Team, RIPS Law Librarian Blog (Feb. 19, 2012)

Area(s) of Expertise

Foreign and international legal research, indigenous legal research

Representative Publications

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Contact Information

615-322-5927 (voice)
615-343-1265 (fax)
142-D (office)

Curriculum Vitae


M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

J.D., M.A. University of Tulsa

B.A. Princeton University