Mailing Address:

University of San Francisco School of Law
Dorraine Zief Law Library
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Physical Address:

2101 Fulton Street (between Shrader and Cole)
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Phone and Fax Numbers:

  • Circulation Desk: 415-422-6679
  • Research Center Desk: 415-422-6773
  • Fax Number: 415-422-2345


Suzanne Mawhinney, JD, MLIS
Director of Zief Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law

Suzanne Mawhinney

Professor Mawhinney has been a librarian at USF since 2010 and was named interim director of the Zief Law Library in summer 2021 and Director in February 2023. In addition to overseeing all aspects of library operations, she provides research assistance to students and faculty, teaches legal research to first-year students, serves as a research advisor to the domestic and international student externship programs, and manages the library's research assistant program, which provides research support to the law faculty.

Professor Mawhinney developed the Taxation Research course for USF’s Graduate Tax Program and has taught the course since 2014. She also teaches Advanced California Legal Research to upper-division students. Before becoming a law librarian, she practiced labor and employment litigation in California, where she maintains admission to practice law.

Research Services Staff

John Shafer

John Shafer, JD, MLIS
Research Librarian & Assistant Professor of Law
Provides a full range of research assistance and participates in legal research training. Teaches Taxation Research, Advanced Legal Research, and Advanced California Legal Research.

Michael Muehe.

Michael Muehe, JD, MSLIS 
Research Librarian & Assistant Professor of Law
Provides research services, legal research instruction, and faculty research support. Teaches Advanced Legal Research.

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Timothy Sanzi, JD 
Research Librarian & Assistant Professor of Law
Provides research services, legal research instruction, and faculty research support.

Access and Technical Services Staff

Shannon Burchard

Shannon Burchard, MLIS
Head of Collection Services
Supervises cataloging, serials, acquisitions, binding, preservation, the access desk, and the coordination of information technology to ensure that the library has the information resources that the law school needs, and that they are organized so that users may easily retrieve them.

Stephanie Ando, BA
Access Services Lead
Leads the law library’s access services team in providing patrons with access to collections, spaces, and other library resources, and a wide range of library services. Manages the law library circulation desk, directs the work of library assistants, and supervises student workers.

Troy Cook, BA, MFA/MA, MFA
Library Assistant
Handles inter-library loans, group study room scheduling, searching for missing collection materials, statistics compilation, and other library functions.

Yuni’Kaikyo Hanover, BS 
Library Assistant
Handles document intake, processing, maintenance, and withdrawals. ADEI and Queer student support, group study room scheduling, and other library functions. 

Randall Seder, BA
Library Assistant 
Handles course reserve, student statistics, looseleafing new materials, writing for the Zief Brief library blog, publishing LibGuides, completing community requests, and fulfilling other library tasks.