John P. Joergensen received a B.A. and M.A in philosophy from Fordham University, an M.S. in library information science from Drexel University, and a J.D. from Temple University Law School where he was symposium editor of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.
Professor Joergensen taught courses in philosophy and ethics as an adjunct instructor at Fordham University. After receiving his J.D. he joined a Philadelphia law firm where he focused his practice on state and federal appellate criminal cases and litigated before the Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 1996 Professor Joergensen became a librarian at Rutgers School of Law–Camden where he oversaw the reference, digital services and circulation areas and taught Advanced Legal Research.
During his tenure at Rutgers–Camden, Professor Joergensen organized the New Jersey Courtweb Project, which provides free Internet access to the full text of the decisions of the New Jersey Supreme Court and appellate courts, Tax Court, administrative law decisions, U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey decisions, and the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Ethics Committee opinions. His work also included digitizing U.S. congressional documents, the deliberations of state Constitutional Conventions, and other historical records. In 2007 he received the Public Access to Government Information Award from the American Association of Law Libraries and in 2011 was named to the Fastcase 50 as one of the country’s “most interesting and provocative leaders in the combined fields of law, scholarship and technology.”