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Roger V. Skalbeck

Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Library and Information Services
Co-Director, Intellectual Property Institute
Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Roger V. Skalbeck is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean of Library & Information Resources. He teaches legal research, applied practice technology, and copyright law. He is a frequent presenter on legal technology, and he writes about libraries, technology, and intellectual property. Dean Skalbeck is a member of the Virginia Access to Justice Commission’s Committee on Self-Represented Litigants, and is actively involved in access to justice initiatives. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor and Associate Librarian at Georgetown Law Center, where he co-taught a seminar on Technology Innovation and Law Practice.

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    • Presentations

      "“I’m Sorry Counselor, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That” – Ethics of AI on Campus," Fall 2023 CLE Workshop: Compliance, NACUA (November 2023)

      Speaker, "Safeguarding IP Rights in the Age of AI Creation," AI Summit, Bond Schoeneck & King (November 2023)

      "Effects of AI on Legal Research," 2023 Law & Technology Summit, NC Central University Technology Law & Policy Center (October 2023)

      "Comics and the Law: AI Art, Tools + Techniques," CALIcon 2023, CALI (June 2023)

      Presenter, "Infusing Your Research Instruction with Transactional Tools," SWAALL 2023 Meeting: Critical Innovation & Innovating Critically, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (March 2023)

      "Intellectual Property Implications of Artificial Intelligence Tools," GRIPLA: Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association (January 2023)

      Presenter, "The Future of Artificial Intelligence and what it Means for the Legal Industry," Ignite: Legal Tech Innovation 2021, Case Western Reserve School of Law (July 2021)

      Presenter, "Teaching Tech Competency in Law School," Ignite: Legal Tech Innovation 2021 - Teaching Tech, Case Western Reserve School of Law (July 2021)

      Presenter, "From Conversation to Conversion: Getting Lawyers to Use New Tools," American Association of Law Libraries (April 2019)

      Presenter, "Law School Roaring Twenties/Great Depression: The View from the Director's Suite on the challenges facing Law Schools and Law Libraries in the 21st Century - Deep Dive," SEAALL: South Eastern Association for Law Libraries (March 2019)

      Presenter, "Partnership Opportunities to Enhance Access to Justice," SEAALL: South Eastern Association for Law Libraries (March 2019)

      Presenter, "Emerging Trends in Legal Aid Technology," Legal Aid Attorneys & Staff, Virginia Poverty Law Center (October 2016)

      Presenter, "Taking the Lead on Teaching Legal Technology: Opportunities and Challenges,," American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Chicago, (July 2016)

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    • Professional Experience

      Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law (2015 - present)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA

      Adjunct Professor (2011 - 2015)
      Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC

      Associate Law Librarian for Electronic Resources & Services (2006 - 2015)
      Georgetown Law Library, Washington, DC

      Technology Services Librarian (2000 - 2006)
      George Mason School of Law, Arlington, VA

      Electronic Services Librarian (1999 - 2000)
      Howrey LLP, Washington, DC

      Systems Librarian (1998 - 1999)
      Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC

      Knowledge Analyst (1997 - 1998)
      Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A., Minneapolis, MN

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2012, 3 Journal of Law 51 (with Matt Zimmerman) (2013).

    Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2011, 2 Journal of Law 25 (2012).

    Government Relations Office and Copyright Committee, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Issue Brief 2010-5 (with Jennifer Wondracek) (2010).

    Ideas and Thoughts on Law Libraries and Law Firm Intranet, 9 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 5 (1998).

    Book Chapters

    William Taylor Muse Law Library, in Organizational Structures of Academic Law Libraries: Past, Present, and Future (William S. Hein & Co.) (May 2023).

    Fastcase, in A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia (Virginia CLE Foundation) (Joyce Janto, ed.) (2017).

    Honoring Rick McKinney and LLSDC's Legislative Source Book, in Festschrift in Honor of Rick McKinney (with Joyce Janto et al.) (2016).

    Leveraging Narratives: Communicating Value with Qualitative Content, in Defining ROI: Law Library Best Practices 7 (2016).

    Preserving the LLSDC Legislative Source Book with PERMA.CC, in Festschrift in Honor of Rick McKinney (2016).

    Blog Posts

    Can Collaboration Solve Copyright Status Questions? The WorldCat Copyright Evidence Registry, LLRX.com (May 2009).

    DoNotCall.gov: Do Not Call it up With Firefox, LLRX.com (September 2007).

    Law and Technology Podcasts, LLRX.com (August 2007).

    How Dewey Classify OCLC's Lawsuit, LLRX.com (September 2003).

    Magazines/Trade Publications

    National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials, 21 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Spectrum 37 (2016).

    Benefits and Risks of Legal Research Technologies, 64 Virginia Lawyer 41 (August 2015).

    Tech Innovation in the Academy, Peer to Peer 24 (December 2012).

    Mobile Legal Research: Do We NEED an App for That?, Law Library Lights 20 (The Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., Inc.) (Winter 2011).

    Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010, Green Bag Almanac & Reader 2011 339 (Green Bag Press) (Ross Davies, ed.) (with Jason Eiseman) (2010).

    The Power of Collaboration: WorldCat's Copyright Evidence Registry, 13 American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum 14 (2009).

    Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2009, 2010 Green Bag Almanac 289 (Green Bag Press) (Ross Davies, ed.) (2009).

    New Research Uses for Patent and Trademark Data, Legal Information Alert (February 2008).

    The Freedom of Information Act and Trade Secrets, Legal Information Alert (2007).

    Law and Technology Podcasts, New Jersey Lawyer Online S4 (December 2007).

    Have You reddit? Exploring Ways to Digg Some del.icio.us Stories, Legal Information Alert (with Sara Sampson) (May 2007).

    Is There a New Digital Collection in Your Future?, Legal Information Alert (with Iva Futrell) (February 2006).

    Did You Use Westlaw Enough For That Free iPod?--What Recent Graduates May (or May Not) Know About Legal Research, 24 Legal Information Alert (with Iva Futrell) (July 2005).

    Isn't that Patented Trademark Under Copyright Protection?, 5 infoEdge (Thomson/West) (April 2004).

    Computing Efficiencies, Computing Proficiencies & Advanced Legal Technologies, 50 Virginia Lawyer 24 (2001).

    Legal Software Review Sources and Related Sites to Help Meet Law Practice Technology Needs, 49 Virginia Lawyer 55 (April 2001).

    Casting a Wide Intranet, Legal Times (Special Supplement: Expanding Horizons: New Frontiers for Law Firm Librarians) S26 (with Sabrina Pacifici) (July 1999).

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