Susan J. Lewis

Law Librarian

Office: Room 114
Phone: 202-274-4330
E-mail: vCard


Susan Lewis is the Associate Librarian for Public Services at the Pence Law Library. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles, a J.D., cum laude, from Southwestern University, and an M.Libr. from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is admitted to the practice of law in California (inactive). Prior to arriving at the Pence Law Library, Susan served as an academic reference librarian at the law libraries of Yale, Northwestern, Willamette and Georgetown (temporarily).

Susan serves on the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Executive Board as Treasurer and chairs the Board’s Finance & Budget Committee. She has also chaired the AALL Recruitment Committee and the Developing Law Librarians for the Future Special Committee. Susan has also served as Secretary-Treasurer of AALL’s Academic Section (ALL-SIS) and chaired that section’s Nominations Committee. She has also served on the AALL Government Relations, Scholarship, Mentoring, Copyright, and Committee Structure Committees.

In addition, Susan has served on the Executive Board of the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., (LLSDC), chaired the Scholarship and Nominations Committees of the Southeastern Chapter of AALL (SEAALL), and served as Secretary of the Western Pacific Chapter of AALL (WestPAC).



Currently Teaching

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Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles
  • J.D., Southwestern University (cum laude )
  • M.Libr., University of Washington in Seattle

  • Selected Publications

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  • + Selected Presentations

    • Susan J. Lewis, Speech, Treasurer's Report (General Business Meeting, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting, July 2011).
    • Susan J. Lewis, Speech, Executive Board Report (Law Librarians of Puget Sound Spring Meeting, May 2011).
    • Susan J. Lewis, Speech, Law Library Careers (Library Careers Panel, American University Bender Library, March 2011).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Instruction, Case Law Research (LLSDC Legal Research Institute, March 2010).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Webinar Moderator, Preparing for the Next Step in Your Career (American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), June 2009).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Speech, Academic Law Library Careers (Law Library Careers Panel, Catholic University Library School, Spring 2009).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Instruction, Case Law Research (LLSDC Legal Research Institute, March 2009).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Speech, Special Committee on Committee Structure Report (Committee Chairs Leadership Training, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting, July 2008).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Coordinator & Moderator, Academic Freedom or Deadwood: Is Tenure Appropriate for Academic Law Librarians? (Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) Annual Conference, Spring 2004).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Moderator, Roundtable: The Pros and Cons of Federal Documents Depository Status (Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) Annual Conference, Spring 2004).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Coordinator & Moderator, Everglades Evermore? (Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) Annual Conference, Spring 2002).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Coordinator & Moderator, Sharing Digital Information: Document Delivery and Copyright in a Digital World (Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) Annual Conference, Spring 2002).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Speech, From Rookie to Veteran: Tips and Advice for Job Success (Conference of Newer Law Librarians, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting, July 2000).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Speech, From Rookie to Veteran: Tips and Advice for Job Success (Conference of Newer Law Librarians, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting, July 1999).
    • Susan Lewis-Somers, Moderator, Acquisition, Organization and Use of a Public Land Law Collection (Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (WestPac) Annual Conference, Fall 1994).
  • + Selected Honors & Awards

    • Treasurer, Executive Board of the American Association of Law Librarians ( 2010-2013).