Billie Jo Kaufman

Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources
Professor of Law

Office: Room 108
Phone: 202-274-4374
E-mail: vCard


Prior to joining the faculty of WCL in 2003, Billie Jo was director of the Law Library & Technology Center and Associate Professor of Law at Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., where she held several positions within the law library system from 1987 until 2003. She also teaches and specializes in advanced legal research; cyberlaw; criminal procedure; legal research and writing and law librarianship. She is a member of the ABA, the AALL, AALS, Southeast Association of Law Libraries, the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, and Consortium of Southeast Law Libraries.



Areas of Specialization

  • Internet and Computer Law
  • Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
  • Post-Graduate Legal Education
  • Criminal Law

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University 1990
  • M.S., Indiana University, Bloomington 1974
  • B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington 1971

  • Selected Publications

    • Billie Jo Kaufman, Book Review: Better by Design: An Introduction to Planning and Designing a New Library Build, 30 Lib. Mgt. 660 (2009).
    • + More Publications...

  • + Selected Presentations

    • Billie Jo Kaufman, Panelist, Collection Analysis Made Easy: OCLC's WorldCat Collection Analysis Service (American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, New Orleans, La., July 14-17, 2007).
    • Billie Jo Kaufman, Program Coordinator, Rise to the Challenge of the Rating's Game, U.S. News & World Report: Law Schools & Law Libraries (American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, New Orleans, La., July 14-17, 2007).
    • Billie Jo Kaufman, Panelist, Everything You Wanted to Know About Distance Education But Were Afraid to Ask (Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Fla., July 29 - Aug. 4, 2004).
  • + Selected Honors & Awards

    • Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award, American Association of Law Schools (2015).