Jane Underwood

Jane Underwood

Jane Underwood
Assistant Professor of Law Library Services
Assistant Dean for Students
Assistant Director For Research and Online Services
859.572.6485
underwoodj2@nku.edu 

Assistant Dean for Students
Assistant Professor of Law Library Services
Assistant Director For Research and Online Services

"Information is the currency of democracy."

~Thomas Jefferson

Profile

Professor Underwood serves as the Assistant Dean for Students. She advises students as to course selections. She is also responsible for Chase’s Pro Bono Service Program and the Street Law Program.

She is Assistant Professor of Law Library Services and works at the reference desk. She came to Chase from the law library at Capital University Law School where she worked as a reference librarian. While at Capital Jane lectured on legal resources in tax research, general practice, white collar crime and crimmigration classes. She was previously a reference librarian for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library specializing in grantsmanship and community information.

Jane is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), and the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL). She has presented Ohio Statutory and Administrative Research for the Summer Associates training seminar of the Columbus Bar Association and demonstrated legal resources to the faculty at the College of Business Administration of Ohio University.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in History summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio University, her Masters of Library Science from Kent State University, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Akron. She is a member of the Ohio bar.  

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Education

  • BA History, Ohio University
  • MLS, Kent State University
  • JD, University of Akron

Courses Taught

  • Basic Legal Skills: Research
  • Advanced Legal Research

Scholarship

Attorney Directories, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci, February 2013, at 22-23 pdf

From the Law Library: Immigration Resources, Capital University Law School eBriefs, (August 2012)

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

Ohio Statutes and Administrative Law, Summer Clerkship Program, Legal Research & Information Resources Committee Columbus Bar Association (2012)

Google Scholar: Researching the Law, Legal Research and Writing Faculty, Capital University Law School (2011)

Government Web Sites, Summer Clerkship Program, Legal Research & Information Resources Committee Columbus Bar Association (2011)

Legal Research Sources, Columbus Metropolitan Library Reference Librarians (2011)

Ohio Statutes and Administrative Law, Summer Clerkship Program, Legal Research & Information Resources Committee Columbus Bar Association (2011)

 Legal Reference Issues in Public Libraries, guest lecturer in Special Topics in Libraries: Law Librarianship, MLIS program, Kent State University Columbus (2010)

 Internet Research Solutions: Government Information, Columbus Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program (2006)

 Attorney’s Guide to Legal Research on the Internet, Ohio State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program (2002)