Amy J. Wright Named Director of USF’s Dorraine Zief Law Library

Posted Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:05

Assistant Professor of Law Amy J. Wright has been appointed director of USF’s Dorraine Zief Law Library. She served as interim co-director of the library with Senior Research Librarian Lee Ryan for the past two years.

During her time as co-director, she excelled in leading the library through strategic planning efforts with an eye toward marshaling the school’s resources to ensure that library services align with its curriculum and changing student and faculty needs, said Dean John Trasviña. “I am grateful to Amy for taking on this position with her signature enthusiasm, vision, and leadership.”

Wright joined the USF School of Law in 2006 as a research librarian and adjunct professor. Previously, she served as a law librarian at Santa Clara University and practiced health law with two Bay Area law firms and served as in-house counsel with Dignity Health.

“Innovations in legal research, such as legal analytics, are producing lots of valuable new research tools for attorneys and legal scholars,” said Wright. “I am looking forward to collaborating with programs across the law school so that we can promote these research resources widely to our students and faculty.”

One project she has planned is a partnership between the Office of Career Planning and the law library to provide workshops demonstrating how students can use legal analytics to prepare for interviews with judges and law firms.