Nicholas Mignanelli

Librarian Assistant Professor and Reference Law Librarian (Instructional Services) & Lecturer in Law

J.D. 2016, University of New Hampshire School of Law
M.L.I.S. 2017, University of Arizona School of Information
B.A. 2013, University of New Hampshire

Phone: (305) 284-1373
Office: D140

Nicholas Mignanelli joined the University of Miami School of Law in 2017. He teaches Introduction to Legal Research, Researching the Administrative State, and the research component of the summer externship program. His scholarship focuses on law librarianship, legal bibliography, and the intersection of law and culture.

Before coming to University of Miami, he served as a Cracchiolo Law Library Fellow at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson, Arizona. He holds a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Arizona School of Information. While in law school, he worked as a Rudman Summer Fellow at New Hampshire Legal Assistance and as a Koch Summer Fellow at Judicial Watch in Washington, D.C. He was educated at the University of New Hampshire, where he received a B.A., cum laude, in political science with a minor in classics and was awarded the Malcolm & Virginia Smith Endowed Prize.

He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). A poet in his life outside the law school, he is the 2018 winner of the Key West Art & Historical Society’s Tennessee Williams Poetry Competition.


Equal Protection and the Male Gaze: An Approach to New Hampshire v. Lilley, 22 Iowa J. Gender Race & Just. (forthcoming 2019)

Review of The Quotable Brandeis, 11 Unbound: Rev. Legal Hist. & Rare Books 41 (2019).

“O Amherst, Where is Thy Shame?”: Republican Opposition to Federalist Policies in a New England Town, 58 Am. J. Legal Hist. 360 (2018) (with Susan Siggelakis).

The Runaway Judge: John Grisham’s Appearance in Judicial Opinions, 48 U. Mem. L. Rev. 731 (2018).

Review of Law’s Picture Books, 10 Unbound: Rev. Legal Hist. & Rare Books 49 (2018).

The Life and Legacy of Professor Calvin R. Massey: A Select Annotated Bibliography, 68 Hastings L.J. 795 (2017).

The Academic Law Library in the Age of Affiliations: A Case Study of the University of New Hampshire Law Library, 109 Law Libr. J. 297 (2017).

 News / Media

Scholarship Profiled in: Ryan Jones, Memphis Law School Reviews Grisham’s Novels, Commercial Appeal (Nov. 14, 2018).

Scholarship Featured in: Librarians of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Vol. 3, Issue 18 — September 2018, The Reviews Are In: A Semi-Monthly Service Highlighting Recent Scholarship of Special Interest to the Court (Sept. 20, 2018).

Phone: (305) 284-1373
Office: D140

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