Michael Chiorazzi

Associate Dean for Information Services; Dean’s Distinguished Director, Law Library and Lecturer in Law

M.L.L, 1981, University of Washington 
J.D., 1980, Gonzaga University 
B.A., 1976, University of Miami 

Phone: (305 284-2755
Office: G170

Prior to joining the University of Miami, Dean Chiorazzi was associate Dean and James & Beverly Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law from 1996-2018. He began his career as a reference librarian and senior instructor in legal research at Duke University School of Law (1981 - 1989). Subsequently, he served as the deputy director of the Law Library and legal research instructor at the Boston College School of Law (1989 - 1996).

Dean Chiorazzi's research interests include legal history, issues in law librarianship, and the use of technology in the teaching of legal research. Since 1999 he has served as the editor of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

Among his award: 2007 A.A.L.L. Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographic Award (with Marguerite Most) (recognizes significant contribution to legal bibliographical literature for Pre-Statehood Legal Research: A Guide to the Fifty States, Including the District of Columbia and New York City (2 vols.) (Haworth Press, March 2006). July 2012, inducted into the American Association of Law Schools Hall of Fame. July 2013, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Distinguished Lecture Award. He presented his paper, Mentoring, Teaching and Training the Next Generation of Law Librarians: Past and Present as Prologue to the Future at the Annual Meeting of AALL, in Seattle, WA. The paper was published in the Law Library Journal.

Phone: (305 284-2755
Office: G170