Michael Whiteman

Michael Whiteman

Michael Whiteman
Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Law Library Services & Information Technology

Associate Dean for Law Library Services & Information Technology
Professor of Law

"I see my job as facilitating the success of our students. The Law Library and technology staff are committed to our students’ success. By building and maintaining a modern environment for the study of law, we insure that our students leave here with the skills needed to excel in the modern practice of law."


Dean Whiteman came to Chase in July, 2002. His responsibilities include law school budgeting and personnel as well as overall planning and operations of the Law Library and technology within the College of Law. He coordinates the research component of the Basic Legal Skills course, and teaches basic and advanced legal research, as well as Criminal Law. Dean Whiteman's research interests include the impact of technology on the practice of law.  His most recent publications include: Book Burning in the Twenty-First Century: ABA Standard 606 and the Future of Academic Law Libraries as the Smoke Clears 106 Law Libr. J.11 (2014).

Dean Whiteman received his B.A. from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville, and his Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.



  • BA, Concordia University
  • MS Library and Information Sciences, Simmons College
  • JD, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Basic Legal Skills - Research
  • Criminal Law


A Light in the Darkness: ABA Publication for Solo or Small Practice, Lex Loci (Northern Kentucky Bar Association, NKBA), February 2014 pdf

Book Burning in the Twenty-First Century: ABA Standard 606 and the Future of Academic Law Libraries as the Smoke Clears 106 Law Libr. J.11 (2014) pdf SSRN

Free and Fee-Based Appellate Court Briefs Online, Supplemental Content to the article Nontraditional Legal Research: Appellate Briefs, 37 Online Searcher 38 (Nov./Dec. 2013) pdf

Internet Citations in Appellate Court Opinions: Something's Rotting in the Commonwealth, Ky Bench & Bar (January 2012) (co-authored with Jennifer Frazier) pdf  

Preparing for Trial, CALI Lesson (2011) (co-authored with Emily Janoski-Haehlen) CALI  

Fortifying the Front Lines: Providing Legal Research Training to Public Librarians, 15 AALL Spectrum 18 (Mar. 2011) pdf  

The Death of Twentieth-Century Authority, 58 UCLA L. Rev Disc. 27 (2010) pdf   SSRN   

NKBA and the NKU Chase College of Law Library: Partners in Legal Research, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 8 (December 2010) pdf

Kentucky Legal Research CALI Lesson , CALI Lesson (2010) (co-authored with Emily Janoski-Haehlen) CALI  

Where's Waldo? Finding Web Sites From the Past, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 20 (April 2009) pdf  

Law-Library-Palooza: Academics connect with their colleagues in the high rise world to improve legal research skills, 12 AALL Spectrum 7 (April 2008) Hein Online  pdf  


Supreme Court Editor, Education Law, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, J.L. & Educ. (2003 - 2008)

Finding Kentucky Administrative Law, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 6 (Mar/Apr 2007) pdf  

Eight Reasons Solo Lawyers Should Use Law Libraries, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 12 (Nov/Dec 2006) pdf  

With Kurt X. Metzmeier and Jason Nemes, UNITED AT LAST: THE JUDICIAL ARTICLE AND THE STRUGGLE TO REFORM KENTUCKY'S COURTS, Kentucky Court of Justice (2006)

Following the 2006 Kentucky General Assembly, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 14 (December 2005) pdf  

Across This Great Big Country, Federal Forms For All, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 18 (April 2005) pdf  

Crossing the Ohio: Forms in the Buckeye State, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 18 (March 2005) pdf  

Don't Reinvent the Wheel, It's All in Form... N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 14 (December 2004) pdf  

Appellate Court Briefs on the Web: Electronic Dynamos or Legal Quagmire?, 97 Law Lib. J. 467 (2005) Hein Online  SSRN 

Don't Reinvent the Wheel, It's All in Form ... Part Two: Kentucky Legal Forms, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 14 (Jan/Feb 2005) pdf  

Retrieving Statutes, Cases and Law Review Commentary - A Primer for-Non Lawyers, 32 J.L. & Educ. 79 (2003) Hein Online 

The Impact of the Internet and Other Electronic Sources on an Attorney's Duty of Competence Under the Rules of Professional Conduct, 11 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 89 (2000) Hein Online  

With Peter Scott Campbell, A UNION LIST OF APPELLATE COURT RECORDS AND BRIEFS: FEDERAL AND STATE, Littleton, CO.: Fred B. Rothman (1999)

Kentucky Legal Research on the Internet: Are we there Yet?, 8 Ky. Bar News 2 (1997)

The 'Why' and 'How' of Teaching the Internet in Legal Research, 5 Perspectives 55 (1997)

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

ABA Standard 606: Reliable Access as the New Model (with Ed Hart UNT-Dallas), SEAALL Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN (April 3-5, 2014)

Using Audience Response Systems to Engage and Teach Research Classes, 2012 ORALL Annual Meeting, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, Valparaiso, IN (October 2012)

Member of ABA inspection team for University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law’s sabbatical inspection