Leah Sandwell-Weiss

Reference Librarian & Professor of Practice
(520) 621-3140

 

 

 

 

Education

1984, J.D., graduated with high distinction, University of Arizona College of Law
1977, M.A., Library Science, University of Missouri - Columbia
1975, B.A., Anthropology, graduated magna cum laude, University of Missouri - Columbia

Bio

Ms Sandwell-Weiss has a strong background in various areas of the law and in utilizing computers for legal research. After receiving her M.A. in Library Science, she joined the Air Force. She then was selected to participate in the Air Force's Funded Legal Education Program, graduating with high distinction from the University of Arizona College of Law. She served as an Air Force Judge Advocate for 14 years before her retirement. After working at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas, she returned to the University of Arizona College of Law in 2000. An inactive member of the Arizona State Bar, she also belongs to the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Arizona Association of Law Libraries (AzALL). Ms. Sandwell-Weiss has given presentations and written about the USA PATRIOT Act. She is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Publications

Presentations

  • Co-presenter, Evolving from Snoozing to Using: Increasing Student-Centered Learning Using Educational Technology (AALL Annual Mtg., Portland, Or., July 14, 2008).
  • Panelist, Newsletters, Blogs, and Email Alerts: Making Your Communications Rise to the Challenge (AALL Annual Mtg., New Orleans, La., 16 July 2007).
  • Co-presenter, Responding to Legal Process in the Library - a Post-PATRIOT Act Primer (AALL Annual Mtg., New Orleans, La., 17 July 2007) (with Susan Nevelow Mart).
  • Presenter, The USA PATRIOT Act and Beyond (SaddleBrook Democratic Club, Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2007).
  • Co-presenter, An Oasis for Collaborative Endeavors: Tools for Law Faculty, Librarians, and Students (CALI Conference for Legal Computing, Las Vegas, Nev., June 20, 2007) (with Shaun Esposito & Sarah Gotschall).
  • Speaker, Law Librarians & Government Advocacy: The USA PATRIOT Act and Beyond (SWALL Annual Meeting, Austin, Tex, Apr. 6, 2006).
  • Moderator, Defending Democratic Values in a Culture of Secrecy (AALL Annual Mtg., St. Louis, Mo., July 9, 2006).
  • Speaker, The USA PATRIOT Act (Young at Heart Club, Jewish Community Ctr., Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2004).
  • Panel Speaker, The USA PATRIOT Act (Rep. Kolbe's Forum, Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2004).
  • Speaker, Using Dreamweaver and Using Fileman (Council of Newsletter Editors Newsletter Workshop, AALL Convention, Boston, Mass., July 10, 2004).
  • Speaker, Legal Research on Westlaw (Information Resources & Library Science graduate class, Univ. of Ariz., Nov. 19, 2003).
  • Speaker, Libraries & the USA PATRIOT Act (Information Resources & Library Science graduate class, Univ. of Ariz., Oct. 8, 2003).
  • Panel Speaker, Libraries & the USA PATRIOT Act (Arizona Library Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2003).
  • Speaker, Libraries & the USA PATRIOT Act (Arizona Civil Liberties Union Forum, James E. Rogers College of Law, Sep. 13, 2003).
  • Speaker, Libraries & the USA PATRIOT Act (Arizona Library Association Forum, Prescott, Ariz., Apr. 25, 2003).
  • Speaker, Libraries & the USA PATRIOT Act (Information Resources & Library Science graduate class, Univ. of Ariz., Oct. 2, 2002).
  • Speaker, What the College of Law Library Can Provide Local Attorneys (Pima County Chapter, Arizona State Bar Solo Practioners' Section, Tucson, Ariz., June 19, 2001).
  • Speaker, Information on the College of Law Library (Pima County Chapter, Arizona State Bar Solo Practioners' Section, Tucson, Ariz., June 20, 2000).
  • Speaker, Copyright and the Web (American Society of Information Science Student Organization and Digital Imaging Course, School of Library and Information Science, Univ. of N. Tex., Denton, Tex., Apr. 30, 1999).

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