Leslie A. Street has joined the faculty of William & Mary Law School as Clinical Professor of Legal Research and Director of the Wolf Law Library. She succeeds Professor James S. Heller who retired at the end of the spring 2019 semester after 30 plus years as professor of law and library director.
“We are delighted to welcome Professor Street to our faculty and to our library,” said Davison M. Douglas, Dean and John Stewart Bryan Professor of Jurisprudence. “Her excellent background will ensure that the Law School continues to provide the best informational and technological resources for our students and faculty.”
Street was most recently Director of the Law Library and an Associate Professor of Law at the Mercer University School of Law. Prior to her work at Mercer, she served in various law librarian leadership roles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Georgetown University.
Street graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and cum laude from Brigham Young’s J. Reuben Clark School of Law. Following her service as an assistant corporation counsel for the New York City Law Department and as an associate at a law firm in Tacoma, Wash., Street received a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington.
Recently, Street was quoted in the New York Times article “Accused of ‘Terrorism’ for Putting Legal Materials Online” in connection with a Georgia statutes copyright case. The article also links to a forthcoming law review article, “Who Owns the Law? Why We Must Restore Public Ownership of Legal Publishing,” which she co-authored in The Journal of Intellectual Property Law.
Street began her service at William & Mary on July 10.
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