Reference Librarian
Dennis Kim-Prieto
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Dennis Kim-Prieto is an internationally-recognized expert in Law Student Information Literacy and also publishes on bilingual English-Spanish legal references sources. He teaches a course on Foreign, Comparative and International Legal Research and has served as the reference librarian at Rutgers Law since 2005.

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Dennis Kim-Prieto has served as a reference librarian at the Rutgers School of Law since November 2005.  He is an award-winning author, an internationally-recognized expert in Law Student Information Literacy, and also publishes on bilingual English-Spanish legal reference sources.  He teaches Foreign, Comparative and International Legal Research, and a course in Law Librarianship at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information.  Highly active with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), he has served on AALL’s Copyrights Committee, Diversity Committee, Appointments Committee, and Bluebook Committee.  He is the current Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association. 


September 2019: “Keeping Up with New Legal Titles,” 111(3) LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL 452 (reviewing Marnix Snel and Janaina de Moraes, DOING A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW IN LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP [2018]).

September 2018:  “Leaders of Today,” chapter in CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: A LEGACY OF MINORITY LEADERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES, William S. Hein & Co., Inc., Buffalo, N.Y. (Shamika Dinice Dalton, University of Florida, ed.) (Awarded Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award, AALL, April 2019).

April 2015: (with Mustafa Kerem KahvecioÄŸlu, Istanbul Bilgi University) “Three Faces of Information Literacy in Legal Studies: Research Instruction and Law Student Information Literacy Standards in the American Common Law, British Common Law, and Turkish Civilian Legal Traditions” 42(2) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL INFORMATION 293.

January 2014: (with Carol Parker, University of New Mexico) “Implementing Effective Legal Research Pedagogy in Contemporary U.S. Law Schools: Challenges and Opportunities,” chapter in THE BOULDER STATEMENTS ON LEGAL RESEARCH EDUCATION: THE INTERSECTION OF THE INTELLECTUAL AND THE PRACTICAL, William S. Hein & Co., Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.

February 2012: (with Coen van Laer, Maastricht University Law Library) “The Possible Dream: Perfecting Bilingual Law Dictionaries by Distinguishing Better Examples from Bad,” 39(2) INT’L J. LEGAL INFO. 237.

November 2011: “The Road Not Yet Taken: How Law Student Information Literacy Standards Address Identified Issues in Legal Research Education & Training," 103(4) LAW LIBR. J. 605.

May 2011: (with Vicenç Feliú, University of District of Columbia Law Library, and Teresa Miguel, Yale Law Library) “A Closer Look: A Symposium Among Legal Historians and Law Librarians to Uncover the Spanish Roots of the Louisiana Civil Law,” 38 (3) INT’L J. LEGAL INFO. 295.

September 2008: “Keeping Up with New Legal Titles,” 100 LAW LIBR. J. 761 (reviewing MARC FALKOFF, ED., POEMS FROM GUANTÁNAMO: THE DETAINEES SPEAK [2007]).

May 2008: “En la tierra del ciego: Problems with Current English-Spanish Legal Dictionaries, and Notes toward a Critical Comparative Legal Lexicography,” 100 L. LIBR.J. 251.  Cited in United States v. Guerrero, 806 F. Supp. 2d 992, 1003 (S.D. Tex., 2011) (observing that while “[s]ome of the most common English-Spanish legal dictionaries are partially useful, … [most] fail to offer critical information necessary to individuals [who] seek meaning and context for the terms and terms of art essential to inter-American legal practice”).

May 2008: “A Tribute to Robert L. Oakley,” 100 LAW LIBR.J. 241.

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