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Stacey Gordon

Stacey Gordon

Assistant Professor of Law / Director, Law Library
406.243.6808
stacey.gordon@umontana.edu
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Professor Gordon is the Associate Law Librarian for Public Services in the Jameson Law Library. She teaches several courses: Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, Environmental Law Research, International Law Research and Animal Law. During the summer session, Professor Gordon teaches Indian Law Research as part of the University’s Summer Indian Law Program. Professor Gordon is a frequent CLE presenter on the topic of electronic legal research. Her book, Online Legal Research: A Guide to Legal Research Services and Other Internet Tools, was published in 2003 by William. S. Hein & Co. She is currently researching and writing about an animal law issue involving the Montana Constitution. She is the advisor of the law school’s new chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Professor Gordon is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, the University of Washington School of Library and Information Science, and The University of Montana School of Law, where she was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team and served as business editor of the Public Lands and Resources Law Review. Before coming here, she was the Library Director at Salish Kootenai College.

In addition to her work in the law school, Professor Gordon serves on The University of Montana Faculty Senate and has served on the Executive Committee of the Senate. She serves as Vice-President of the Montana Legal Services Association Board, and Secretary of the Board of the Humane Society of Western Montana. Her pro bono and volunteer work focuses on assisting pro se litigants with family law issues and consulting on animal law issues. She is also a HOPE foster parent for the Humane Society of Western Montana and always has a house full of animals in need of permanent homes.

RECENT PRESENTATION

Football CLE Presentation, Ten Practical Tips for Effective and Time-Saving Legal Research(Missoula, MT, Nov. 14, 2009) (with Fritz Snyder).
    Handout Materials 
    Powerpoint Presentation

The Reimagined Law Library:  Reflecting the Shift from Collections to Services (Jan. 5, 2014).
Jameson Law Library Strategic Plan, 2012-2017
Strategic Planning Priorities Spreadsheet

BOOKS

Online Legal Research: A Guide to Legal Research Services and Other Internet Tools (William. S. Hein & Co. 2003).

ARTICLES

Lost Legislative Intent: What Will Montanans Do When the Meaning Isn’t Plain? 70 Mont. L. Rev. 1 (2009) (with Helia Jazayeri).

Update XXV: What’s New on Westlaw, Lexis, Hein Online and Loislaw, 28 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Jan. 2009).

Update XXIV: Part II: What’s New on Westlaw and Hein Online, 27 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Nov./Dec. 2007).

Update XXIV: Part I: What’s New on Lexis and Loislaw, 27 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Oct. 2007).         

Specialized Legal Research: My Experience in Developing Courses, 26 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (2007).

A Better Tradition: Why Law Reviews Should Adopt a New Citation Format, 68 Mont. L. Rev. 175 (2007).

Update XXIII: Part 2: What’s New on Lexis and Loislaw, 25 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Nov./Dec. 2006).

Update XXIII: Part 1: What’s New on Westlaw, and Hein Online, 25 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Oct. 2006).

Update XXII: What’s New on Lexis, Westlaw, Loislaw and Versuslaw, 24 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Nov./Dec. 2005).

Travels with Scarlet: Continuing Education Montana Style, 24 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Apr. 2005).

Update XXI: What’s New on Lexis, Westlaw, Loislaw and Versuslaw, 23 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Nov./Dec. 2004).

Football and CLE, 23 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Oct. 2004).

Update XX: What’s New on Lexis, Westlaw, Loislaw and Versuslaw, 22 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Nov./Dec. 2003).

CALR Update: Catching Up with the Big Four, 23 Research Advisor 1 (Apr. 2003).

Update XIX: What’s New on Lexis, Westlaw, Loislaw and VersusLaw, 21 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Nov./Dec. 2002).

Legal Citation in Montana, 28 Mont. Law. 7 (Sept. 2002).

Update XVIII: What’s New on Lexis, Westlaw, Loislaw and VersusLaw, 20 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Nov./Dec. 2001).

Update XVII: What’s New on Lexis, Westlaw, Loislaw, and Versuslaw, 19 Leg. Info. Alert 1 (Nov./Dec. 2000) (with Fritz Snyder)

BOOK REVIEWS

Jill J. Ramsfield, Culture to Culture: A Guide to U.S. Legal Writing (Carolina Academic Press 2005) in 25 Leg. Info. Alert 12 (Sept. 2006).

The Other Side of the Dam Story: A Review of Coyote Warrior, 26 Pub. Lands & Resources L. Rev. 163 (2005).

Paul VanDevelder, Coyote Warrior (Little, Brown 2004) in 30 Mont. Law. 30 (Oct. 2004).

Legal Affairs (Lincoln Kaplan, ed.) in 22 Leg. Info. Alert 11 (Sept. 2003).

International Law and Indigenous Peoples (S. James Anaya, ed., Ashgate 2003) in 22 Leg. Info. Alert 13 (June 2003).

Stephen L. Carter, Emporer of Ocean Park (Alfred A. Knopf 2002) in 28 Mont. Law.30 (Mar. 2003).

Larry Elison & Fritz Snyder, The Montana State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Greenwood Press 2001) in 28 Mont. Law. 30 (Jan. 2003).

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Stacey Gordon, Tribal College Journal Index: Volumes 1-8, 1989-1997 (Am. Indian Higher Educ. Consortium 1997).