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Clanitra Stewart Nejdl

Research Services Librarian
Lecturer in Law

Clanitra Stewart Nejdl joined Vanderbilt’s Alyne Queener Massey Law Library in the role of Research Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law in May 2019. Prior to joining the Law Library, she served for five years as a reference and instructional services librarian and an assistant professor at the Northern Illinois University College of Law Library, where she taught basic and advanced legal research classes. Nejdl is also a licensed attorney in Georgia, where she represented indigent clients in a variety of civil cases through the Georgia Legal Services Program, and in South Carolina, where she provided local and statewide policy advocacy on behalf of low-income communities through the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, focusing on affordable housing, homelessness, hunger and community economic development.

In addition to her degrees, Nejdl earned a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, and the Chicago Association of Law Libraries, among other organizations. Nejdl was the 2017 winner of the American Association of Law Libraries Minority Leadership Development Award, as well as a 2016 Fellow of the American Association of Law Libraries Leadership Academy.

Courses


Representative Publications

  • "Developing a Culturally Competent Legal Research Curriculum," AALL Sprectrum, Mar.-Apr. 2019, at 18 (with Shamika Dalton)
    Full Text | HEIN
  • "The Minority Leadership Development Award Effect: Catching Up with the First 10 Years of Winners," AALL Spectrum, Jan.-Feb. 2019, at 16 (with Alex Berrio Matamoros)
    Full Text | HEIN
  • "Race, Poverty, and Bail: An Annotated Bibliography," 38 Northern Illinois University Law Review 487 (2018)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "This Really Happened: Incorporating Legal News Items and Current Events into Legal Research Courses," Second Draft 45 (Fall 2017)
    Full Text | HEIN
  • "Wrongful Convictions and Their Causes: An Annotated Bibliography," 37 Northern Illinois University Law Review 401 (2017) (with Karl Pettitt)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act: Keeping Tenants in the Loop and in Their Homes," S.C. Law 20 (May 2010)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "Public Interest Issues for the Private Practitioner," S.C. Law 26 (July 2007) (with Susan B. Berkowitz)
    Full Text | SSRN