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.

 Publications

Those Who Do Teach: Preparing Law Librarianship Students for the Teaching of Legal Research, 37 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 134 (2018).

From the Editor: Remembering Who We Are, 34 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 101 (2015).

Mentoring, Teaching and Training the Next Generation of Law Librarians: Past and Present as Prologue to the Future, 106 Law Library Journal 58 (2014).

Legal Research Boot Camp: One Approach to Meeting the Research Needs of Law Students, with Cynthia Condit, 30 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 299 (2011).

Commentaries on Hick’s ‘Teaching Legal Bibliography’: With an Addendum by Bob Berring, with Shaun Esposito, 28 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 9 (2009).

Pre-Statehood Legal Research: A Guide to the Fifty States, Including the District of Columbia and New York City, Haworth Press, (2006).

The Next Twenty-Five Years of LRSQ , 25 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 5 (2006).

Vignettes of Julius Marke (memorial), 96 Law Library Journal 20 (2004).

A Parable of the Power and the Danger of the Internet (editorial), 22 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 1 (2003).

Books, Bytes, Bricks and Bodies: Thinking about Collection Use in Academic Law Libraries, in Symposium, Collection Development in the Digital Age, 21 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 1 (2002).

Tales from the Reference Desk: The Naked Guy (editorial), 21 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 1 (2002).

Just Another Wednesday Night (editorial), 18 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 1 (2000).

Lawyers Talk About Their Jobs , Introduction Into the Study and Practice of Law 394 (1999).

A Changing of the Guard (editorial), 18 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 1 (1999).

Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives (1996).

Lexis: A Legal Research Manual and Lexis: The Complete User=s Guide, 82 Law Library Journal 551 (1990).

Francois-Xavier Martin: Printer, Lawyer, Jurist, 80 Law Library Journal 63 (1988).

Empirical Studies in Civil Procedure: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, , 51 Law and Contemporary Problems 87 (1988).

The Appointment of Judges: The Johnson Presidency, Duke Law Magazine (1988).

The Process of Legal Research , 3 Journal of Paralegal Education 49 (1986).

Tax Reform During President Reagan’s First Four Years: A Selective Bibliography, 48 Law and Contemporary Problems 301 (1985).

Statistics in Litigation: A Selective Bibliography, 46 Law and Contemporary Problems 297 (1983).

Phone: (305 284-2755
Office: G170