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Timothy Sanzi

Assistant Professor and Research Librarian

Full-Time Faculty
Zief Law Library 103


Tim Sanzi is a Research Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law and Zief Law Library. 

Before joining USF School of Law in 2024, he was a legal extern with the United States Judge Advocate General's Corps, the Rhode Island Attorney General (Civil Division), and the Rhode Island Superior Court.

He also served as a Teaching Assistant for Roger Williams University School of Law's course "Race and Foundations of American Law," where he used critical historical, sociological, and legal scholarship to analyze the development of laws and legal systems.

Before attending law school, Tim was a public-school substitute teacher in Rhode Island and assisted on the Beyond 2022 Project at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland (now the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland). 


  • Legal research and information literacy
  • Literary arts and criticism
  • Legal history

Research Areas

  • Civil rights law
  • Constitutional law
  • Ocean and coastal law
  • ADEI and law


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, JD, 2023
  • University of Rhode Island, BA in History/English, 2019