Distinguished Professor of Law
JD, Boston College Law School
BA, Vassar College
Darcy Kirk joined the UConn Law faculty in 1996, just two months before the opening of the law library she was hired to direct. A nationally recognized expert in her field, Professor Kirk directed all library operations and oversaw information systems serving the entire Law School community. In 2014, she also was named associate dean of academic affairs at the Law School, a position she held until 2021. A tenured professor since 2000, she has also taught Advanced Legal Research and Higher Education Law.
A graduate of Vassar College, Simmons College (where she earned her MLS and MBA) and Boston College Law School, Professor Kirk came to UConn with more than 25 years of academic library experience, including positions at Widener Library at Harvard, the Boston College Law Library, and Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as associate librarian for public services from 1989-1996.
Professor Kirk has held leadership positions in several professional organizations, including the American Association of Law Libraries, where she previously served as president, and the New England Law Library Consortium, where she serves as treasurer and a member of the executive committee. She is also past president of the Law Librarians of New England. Professor Kirk is a frequent presenter at AALL and other professional conferences, where she speaks on teaching legal research skills and many other topics including, recently, the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act. She is the author of “The Law School Librarian: Filling in the Gaps,” in The Law School Librarian’s Role as an Educator: Leading Librarians on Adapting to New Technologies, Maximizing Research, and Helping Students Transition from Law School to Law Firm.
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