Michael Whiteman

Michael Whiteman
Associate Dean for Law Library Services and Information Technology
Professor of Law
859.572.5717
whiteman@nku.edu
 

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

"I see my job as facilitating the student’s transition from law school to practice. By insuring the quality of our program, while maintaining and building relationships with our alumni and community, I strive to create opportunities for our students when they leave Chase."

 

Profile

Dean Whiteman serves as associate dean for law library services and information technology and has taught courses in criminal law and legal research. He served as interim dean from June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. He joined the faculty in July 2002.

Dean Whiteman has spoken at national and regional conferences on matters involving law libraries and legal research, and has published law review articles in the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and the UCLA Law Review Discourse. His recent publications include Appellate Jurisprudence in the Internet Age, 14 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 255 (2017).

Dean Whiteman earned a Juris Doctor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Simmons College, and a Bachelor of Arts at Concordia University. He was admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

Contact

Education

  • 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

Scholarship

Internet Citations in Appellate Court Opinions: Something's Still Rotting in the Commonwealth, Ky. Bench & Bar (July/Aug 2018) (co-authored with Jennifer Frazier).

A Union List of Appellate Court Records and Briefs: Federal and State (2nd ed. 2017) (co-authored with Peter Scott Campbell).

Thinking Outside the Library Walls: Reaching Out to Our Patrons, 22 AALL Spectrum 45 (Sept./Oct. 2017) (co-authored with Angela Baldree and Tim Hennies).

Research Saving Tips: Casemaker, Fastcase, and Google Scholar, Lex Loci 4 (June 2017).

Money Saving Tips for Conducting Research, CBA Report 13 (March 2017)

Appellate Jurisprudence in the Internet Age, 14 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 255 (2017) pdf

Tracking Ohio and Kentucky Legislation, CBA Report 14 (July 2016)

Jury Instructions, Lex Loci 3 (April 2016)

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  

Law Library Management in the Twenty-First Century, in HOW TO MANAGE A LAW SCHOOL LIBRARY: LEADING LIBRARIANS ON UPDATING RESOURCES, MANAGING BUDGETS, AND MEETING EXPECTATIONS (Thomson/Aspatore 2008)

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

Thinking Outside the Library Walls: Reaching Out to Our Patrons (Co-Presenter), Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL) Annual Meeting, Dayton, OH (Oct. 19-21, 2016)

Law Library Innovation:  How Law Libraries Are Adapting to New Standards and Institutional Challenges (Co-Presenter), AALS Conference, NY, NY, (Jan. 2016)

Appellate Jurisprudence in the Internet Age, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL) Annual Meeting, Ft. Wayne, IN, (Oct. 21-23, 2015)

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)