Timothy L. Coggins
Associate Dean for Library & Information Services
Professor of Law
Courses Taught Lawyering Skills Legal Research Advanced Legal Research
Profile

Associate Dean and Professor of Law Timothy Coggins directs the Muse Law Library and manages the Law School's technology operations. He also teaches both first-year and advanced courses in legal research. Dean Coggins serves as the co-director of the Law School's John Marshall Scholars Program and is the program director for the school's foreign summer program in Cambridge, UK. His scholarship focuses on online legal resources, and has appeared in numerous venues. In 2011, Dean Coggins was inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Hall of Fame. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his undergraduate institution, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and in 2005, he received the Virginia Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Award. In 2004, he received AALL's Frederick Hicks Award for outstanding service in academic law librarianship. Dean Coggins has served as chair or an active member of numerous AALL committees, and is the recipient of four AALL Presidential Certificates of Merit. He chairs the Law School's Self-Study Committee and serves as faculty advisor to the Law School's chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Memberships
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association of American Law Schools
Member, American Association of Law Libraries; Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries
Member, Virginia Library Association; Column Editor, VLA Newsletter; Member, VLA Intellectual Freedom Committee; Recipient of the 2005 VLA Intellectual Freedom Award
Vice-Chair, AALL Electronic Legal Information Access and Citation Committee (2009-2010)
Professional Experience
Associate Dean for Library & Information Services and Professor of Law (2004-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Director of the Law Library & Professor of Law (2003-2004)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Director of the Law Library & Associate Professor of Law (1997-2003)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Director of the Law Library & Associate Professor of Law (1993-1997)
University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Al.
Associate Director of the Law Library & Clinical Assistant Professor of Law (1981-1992)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Head of Public Services (1977-1981)
North Carolina Central University, Shepard Memorial Library, Durham, N.C.
Assistant Librarian (1974-1977)
Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N.C.
Publications
Articles

Discovering E-Discovery: a Resources Guide, Va. Law., Dec. 2013, at 20. [online]

Finding Legal, Factual, and Other Information in the Digital World, XVIII Rich. J.L. & Tech. 12 (2012). [Journal] [L] [W]

Universal Citation and the American Association of Law Libraries: a White Paper (2011) (ed. with John Cannan and Jennifer Laws), 103 L. Libr. J. 331 (2011-12). [Journal] [W] [HEIN]

Legal, Factual and Other Internet Sites for Attorneys and Legal Professionals, 15 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 13 (2009). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Virginia Law: It's Online, But Should You Use It?, Virginia Lawyer, June/July 2008, at 35 (reprinted in Journal of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries, Fall 2008, at 24). [online]

Chapters

Legal Periodicals, Indexes and Other Information Services, in A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia (Virginia CLE 7th ed., 2012).

Authenticating Electronic Documents, in Government Information Management in the 21st Century: International Perspectives (Peggy Garvin ed., Ashgate Publishing 2011) (with Sarah Holterhoff).

Alabama and Arkansas, in State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources (American Association of Law Libraries 2d ed, 2010).

Legal Periodicals, Indexes and Other Information Services, in A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia (Virginia CLE 6th ed., 2008).

Alabama and Arkansas chapters, in State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources (Richard J. Matthews & Mary Alice Baish eds.). Chicago, IL: American Association of Law Libraries, 2007 & 2009 updates


Education
B.A., N.C. Wesleyan College 1972
M.S., Simmons College 1974
J.D., N.C. Central University 1984
Contact Information
(804) 289-8218
(804) 287-8683 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Law Librarianship
Legal Research and Digital Legal Information