Debra Denslaw

Faculty Services Librarian & Associate Professor of Law Librarianship


M.S.L.I.S., Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2003)
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (1989)
B.A., Journalism, Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana (1979)

Courses Taught

First-Year Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, Legal Research Online, Legal Research for LL.M. Students, Law Librarianship (School of Library and Information Science)


(* indicates peer-reviewed)

*(Fall 2010) Coordinator/Speaker, “Government Information Online,” Indiana Library Federation 2010 Annual Conference

*(Fall 2010) Coordinator/Moderator, “Circulation & Reference: So Happy (working) Together,” Indiana Library Federation 2010 Annual Conference

Presenter, “Budget Jones Diary – A Mini Workshop Dealing with Creative Ways to Allocate Funds,” Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries 2009 Annual Conference

Presenter, “Find it Free and Fast on the Net,” National Business Institute Seminar, December 17, 2009

* “An Interdisciplinary Approach:  Finding and Using Law Resources,” Indiana Library Federation 2008 Annual Conference

*“Find It on the Web:  Free Legal Research on the Internet” – Half-day pre-conference program, Indiana Library Federation 2005 Annual Conference (co-presenter)


$2,500 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning) – Initiated successful application for grant to develop an online course, Legal Research.

Selected Publications

(* indicates peer-reviewed)

* “Legal Resources on Government Web Sites” – Indiana Libraries 2010 Special Issue, Government Information Online

*Book review, “Fresh Water and International Law” Edith Brown Weiss, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, eds., Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.  35 International Journal of Legal Information 168 (Spring 2007)

*“Women and the Law,” in The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia 1553-55 (Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher & Andrew Clayton, eds., Indiana Univ. Press 2007)

*Book review, “Environmental Law of Armed Conflict” Nada Al-Duaij, Ardsley Park, NY: Transnational Publishers, Inc., 2004.  33 International Journal of Legal Information 486 (Winter 2005)

“Innovate to Motivate: The Relationship Between Great Managers and Great Employees” 16 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 4 (August 2005)