Professor Stefanie Pearlman

Stefanie Pearlman Professor of Law Library & Reference Librarian

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Professor Pearlman is a professor of law library and reference librarian. She teaches legal research in the First Year Legal Research and Writing course and serves as the faculty advisor to the Nebraska OUTLaw and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund student groups.  She also runs the Schmid Research Fellowship Program.

Professor Pearlman is active in the American Association of Law Libraries and the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries.  She is also a Commissioner on the Nebraska Access to Justice Commission.


Persuasive Authority and the Nebraska Supreme Court: Are certain jurisdictions or secondary resources more persuasive than others?,  The Nebraska Lawyer. March/April 2018, p. 33-37.

Nebraska Secondary Resources,  CALI Lesson (July 2015) with Matt Novak and Sandy Placzek

Seven Tips for an Efficient Faculty Bibliography,  19:2 AALL Spectrum (Forthcoming November 2014) with Marcia Dority Baker

An Invitation to Death Row,  Volume 20, Number 2 SR-SIS Newsletter. Summer 2012

Tweet Treats: How One Law Library uses Twitter to Educate and Connect with Patrons,  14:3 AALL Spectrum 19 (December 2009) with Marcia Dority Baker


A Bibliography of University of Nebraska College of Law Faculty Scholarship 1892-2013 with Marcia Dority Baker. Schmid Law Library Publications Series in Association with the University of Nebraska Press (2014)

Animals Confined for Human Benefit: A Legal Research Guide Series with Melissa Serfass. William S. Hein & Co., Buffalo, NY (2012)

Book Chapters

Animal Welfare in National Survey of State Laws 6th edition by Richard Leiter. (2008, rev'd for 7th ed. 2015)


Showing Our Spirit: Promoting Our Unique Expertise and Special Collections. Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, St. Louis, October 18, 2019 with Keelan Weber

Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Conducting Empirical Research to Help Yourself and Others. Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, October 13, 2018 with Karen Wallace

Animal Rights: Wildlife Law, Science Cafe, University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 22, 2016 with Sara Berggren and Kristina Pease Hall

Thinking While Searching: Incorporating Legal Analysis into Legal Research Class American Association for Paralegal Education, 34th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 24, 2015 with Sandy Placzek and Teresa Conway

Who's Got What?--Bridging the Information Gap Between Special Collections, Resources, Services Within MAALL Libraries Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Iowa City, Iowa, October 14, 2012 with Brian Striman

Librarians, Vendors or Both? Who Should be Teaching Westlaw and LexisNexis to First-Year Law Students? American Association of Law Libraries 100th Annual Meeting and Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 15, 2007


Connie E. Bolden Publication Award  American Association of Law Libraries, 2019

RIPS-SIS Publication Award  American Association of Law Libraries, 2019


Online Research Guides  Legal research guides created by Professor Pearlman


M.A., University of Arizona, School of Information Resources and Library Sciences
J.D., Washington University School of Law
B.A., Hofstra University

Areas of Expertise


Professor of Law Library and Reference Librarian, 2012
Associate Professor of Law Library and Reference Librarian, 2009
Assistant Professor of Law Library and Reference Librarian, 2003