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Cynthia Lewis

Cynthia Lewis
Director of the Julien and Virginia Cornell Library and Assistant Professor of Law

BA, Wellesley College;
Masters in Library and Information Science, Simmons College;
JD, Franklin Pierce Law Center (UNH Law)

Phone: 802-831-1444


Cynthia Lewis,  a lawyer librarian and adjunct professor, has more than 20 years experience working in law libraries and teaching legal research.  Every fall, she teaches multiple sections of Introduction to Legal Research for first-year students. In the spring, she offers Advanced Skills for Practice, a course designed to prepare students for conducting research beyond law school.

In addition, she leads the library's Public Service department, where she administers the Library Faculty Research Assistant Program (FRAP) and hires student research assistants and works with them to expand their research skills to complete faculty research projects. She also manages the Faculty-Liaison program. Prior to coming to Vermont Law School in 2007, she served as the acting director at the Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library at the UCLA School of Law, the reference and computer research librarian at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, and as the law librarian at Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster in Boston. She received a BA from Wellesley College, a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston, and a JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law).