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Catherine A. Deane

Foreign & International Law Librarian
Lecturer in Law

Catherine Deane provides research and reference assistance and selects foreign, international, and Native American materials for the collection at the law school's Alyne Queener Massey Law Library. 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 in addition to teaching legal research to first- and second-year law students as well as third-year students taking seminar courses. Deane is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), serving on its LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee. She has blogged for the Research Instruction and Patron Services (RIPS) Law Librarian Blog, published by the RIPS Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries. Deane has spoken at the AALL Annual Conference, the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference and the Special Libraries Association San Diego Chapter Fall Seminar. She teaches Transnational Legal Research in addition to a course for LL.M. students, Introduction to Legal Research and Writing in the U.S.

Blog Posts

"Supporting diversity in law librarianship," RIPS Law Librarian Blog (Sept. 11, 2013)

"How do I teach a 1-credit pass/fail Transnational Legal Research Class in 7 weeks?," RIPS Law Librarian Blog (July 10, 2013)

"Thoughts on FCIL collection development," RIPS Law Librarian Blog (May 29, 2013)

"Tips for non-FCIL law librarians who sometimes have to do U.S. treaty research," RIPS Law Librarian Blog (Apr. 14, 2013)

"Tips for law librarians who sometimes have to do foreign law research," RIPS Law Librarian Blog (Feb. 2, 2013)

Area(s) of Expertise

Foreign and international legal research, indigenous legal research

Representative Publications