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Michael Slinger
Associate Dean for Information Services and Technology, Director of  the Legal Information Center, & Professor of Law.

B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.L.S., University of South Carolina
J.D., Duquesne University

Email: mjslinger@widener.edu
Phone: 302.477.2111

Associate Dean Slinger  came here after serving for 13 years as Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University for 13 years. From 1990-95 he served as Law Library Director and Professor of Law at Suffolk University School of Law. He previously served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame Law School Library. He has taught both advanced and basic legal research courses. He has a particular interest in the American Civil War and teaches a class on legal issues arising from the Conflict. Dean Slinger served on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Libraries, the American Bar Association Law Libraries Committee, is a past-president of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries and served as Chair of the Academic Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries. He also inspects other law schools for the ABA.

Articles
  • "The Law Librarian's Role in the Scholarly Enterprise: Historical Development of the Librarian/Research Partnership in American Law Schools" Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 39, No. 3, p. 1, 2010.
  • Faculty Scholarship on Display: An Enriching Experience, 9 Law Notes 18 (2002).
  • Placing the Horse Before the Cart: The Need to Convince Law Firm Partners and Law Professors of the Inadequacy of Legal Research Training at Law Schools as a First Step in Developing a Successful Training Solution, in Expert Views on Improving the Quality of Legal Research Education in the United States (West Publishing, 1992).
  • Opening a Window of Opportunity: The Library Staff as a Meaningful and Integrated Part of the Law School Community, 83 Law Library Journal 685 (1991). (Winner of the 1990 American Association of Law Libraries Call for Papers Competition).
  • The Senate’s Power of Advice and Consent on Judicial Appointments: An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide, 64 Notre Dame Law Review 106 (1989) (with L. Payne and J. Gates).
  • A Comprehensive Study of the Career Path and Education of Current Academic Law Library Directors, 80 Law Library Journal 217 (1988). (Winner of the 1987 American Association of Law Libraries Call for Papers Competition).
  • The Art and Science of Appellate Opinion Drafting: An Annotated Bibliography, 80 Law Library Journal 115 (1988). (Reprinted in Judicial Opinion Writing Manual, 151, West Pub. Co., 1991.)
  • A Selected Bibliography on the Economic Costs of Crime, (Vance Bibliographies, 1989).