Meyer, Patrick

Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library


  • Room: Law Library
  • Telephone: 313-596-0240
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  • J.D. Washburn University School of Law '96
  • M.L.S. Syracuse University '97
  • M.S. Kansas State University  '97
  • Curriculum Vitae

Professor Meyer joined the faculty as Library Director on June 1, 2012. He was most recently Acting Library Director at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, a position he held since January 1, 2010. While serving at Thomas Jefferson, Professor Meyer was in charge of planning for and moving the library to their brand new facility, as well as marshaling the library through its sabbatical ABA site inspection two months after the move. From 2006 through 2009, Professor Meyer was the Associate Library Director at Thomas Jefferson, where he was in charge of reference and research services, circulation, and interlibrary loan, and participated in overall library management. He also worked for several years at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, culminating in a stint as their foreign and international law librarian.


For several years Professor Meyer has taught first year and upper level legal research courses and was in charge of the legal research component of the legal writing classes for the past two years at Thomas Jefferson. Professor Meyer is a recent President of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL). He served on the SCALL board for five years and was recently a member of the ThomsonReuters Legal Research and Writing Advisory Board. He has made numerous presentations, most recently at the 2012 Bricks & Bytes Conference. His research and writing interests are in the area of law firm legal research requirements for new hires.


Recent Publications:

The Status of Curricular Change During the Industry’s Great Recession: Radical, or the New Norm?, 42 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming Dec. 2015)

Law Firm Legal Research Requirements and the Legal Academy Beyond Carnegie, 35 Whittier L. Rev. 419 (2014)

Law Firm Legal Research Requirements for New Attorneys, 101 LAW LIBR. J. 297 (2009), available at

Bibliography of California Resources, in Locating the Law 69-96 (5th ed. 2009) (SCALL).