Stephanie Wilson

Curriculum Vitae


B.S., University of Oregon, 1987
J.D., City University of New York, 1991
M.L.S., Pratt Institute, 1998
Admitted to practice in New York


Legal Research Methods


Ms. Wilson is Associate Director of Reference Services and Outreach at Seattle University Law Library. She was formerly a reference librarian at Willkie Farr and Gallagher and a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society in New York City. At SU Law, Ms. Wilson teaches legal research courses for law students and students in MLS / LLM programs. Ms. Wilson also teaches legal research skills across the law school curriculum by presenting in clinics and legal writing courses. Ms. Wilson also provides extensive research support for faculty scholarship. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences and has held leadership positions in the local chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.



  • Training the Lawyers of Tomorrow Through the Clinics of Today: Three Models for Practical Library Services in Clinical Law School Settings and Beyond, with Amy Emerson and Lisa Winkler, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, 2018 
  • Embedding Librarians in Clinics to Teach Advanced Research Skills, Ignite Presentation given at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers to serve Tomorrow’s Clients conference, Denver, Colorado, 2017.
  • Teaching Advanced Legal Research Skills for Transfer in Clinics: Uniting Law Librarians with Clinicians to Create a New Learning and Teaching Community, with Professor Lisa Brodoff, Northwest Clinical Law Conference, Kah-Nee-Ta, Oregon, 2016. 
  • Smells Like Team Spirit: How to Leverage Clinician, Librarian, Legal Writing, and Externship Resources Into a Comprehensive Skills Program- Seattle Style!,with Professors Gillian Dutton, Elizabeth Ford, and Lisa Brodoff, American Association of Law Schools Clinical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2014. 
  • “The View” Seattle Style: Real Clients = Real Motivation, with Professors Lisa Brodoff and Anne Enquist, Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, Stanford Law School, California, 2014. 
  • Clinic, Externship, and Library Collaboration, with Professors Karena Rahall, Gillian Dutton, and Lisa Brodoff, Northwest Clinical Law Conference, 2014. 
  • Law Libraries and Advocacy: Using Special Collections to Tell the Story of the Japanese American Internment, with Professor Lorraine K. Bannai, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2013. 
  • Federal and State Practice Materials, Bridge the Legal Research Gap, 2010. 
  • Legislative History Materials on the Internet, Using the Internet to Provide Free (or Inexpensive) Reliable Information Continuing Legal Education Program, Seattle University School of Law, 2009. 
  • Law Librarians Speak OUT: Conducting LGBT-Specific Legal Research, with Stephanie Davidson and James Durham, National Lesbian and Gay Law Association Lavender Law Conference, Chicago Illinois, 2008. 
  • Using the Internet for Legal Research, Washington Defenders Association Continuing Legal Education Program, Seattle, Washington, 2007. 
  • Using the Internet for Washington Legislative Research, Washington Appellate Lawyer Association Continuing Legal Education Program, Seattle, Washington, 2007. 
  • Administrative Law Research, Bridge the Legal Research Gap, Seattle University School of Law, 2006. 
  • Electronic Library Exhibits, with Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Law Librarians of Puget Sound Professional Development Workshop, Seattle, Washington, 2006. 
  • Using Technology to Bring Exhibits to Life, with Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Online Northwest, Salem, Oregon, 2005. 
  • Repackaging Traditional Exhibits Equals Greater Outreach Efforts, with Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Western Pacific Association of Law Libraries, Seattle, Washington, 2005. 
  • A Brief Historical Overview of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States, Seattle University School of Law Continuing Legal Education Program, Seattle, Washington, 2004. 


  • Researching Administrative Law, for the Administrative Law Clinic, 2014- present. 
  • Researching Public International Law, for the International Externship Seminar, 2015- present.
  • Research to Support the Real Client Problem, (content determined by project),for Legal Writing, Skills, and Values, 2016- present.
  • Researching Issues in Bioethics and the Law, for Bioethics and the Law, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018. 
  • Researching Health Regulations and Statutes, Regulation of Health Care Quality, 2018. 
  • Immigration Legal Research, Immigration Law Clinic, 2018. 
  • Research Sources and Strategies for Seminar Papers, for Social Justice, Law, and Ethics, 2017. 
  • Researching Human Rights Issuesfor the Human Rights Clinic, 2016, 2017. 
  • Researching issues in Indian and Environmental Law, Indian Law and Natural Resources, 2017. 
  • Legislative Resources and Research, for the Legislative Advocacy Externship, 2013, 2014. 
  • Researching Issues in Bioethics, for Advanced Topics in Health Law: Law, Medicine, and Ethics at the End of Life, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015. 
  • Researching First Amendment Issues, for Communication Rights and the Law, 2011, 2014, 2016. 


  • Selected Attendee, Boulder Conference on Legal Information, Scholarship and Teaching, Chicago, Illinois, 2017. (Paper selected for presentation and review). 
  • Curator, Ancestry is Not a Crime: A Tribute to Gordon Hirabayashi, a Seattle University Law Library exhibit of photographs, documents, and artifacts created in 2012. This exhibit travels and has been on view at other colleges and organizations in Seattle.
  • CuratorFred T. Korematsu and the Pursuit of Justice, a Seattle University Law Library exhibit of photographs, documents, and artifacts, created in 2009. This exhibit travels and has been on view at other colleges and organizations in Seattle.
  • Faculty Fellow, Bioethics and Social Justice FacultySeminar, Seattle University Center for the Study of Justice in Society, 2007. 
  • Associate Editor, Sexual Orientation and the Law: A Research Bibliography, Aspen Publishers, 2007. 
  • Editor and Contributor,, an online bibliography of scholarship about LGBT issues, 2007-2009.