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Femi Cadmus

Femi Cadmus joined the Cornell Law School faculty in 2011 as the Edward Cornell Law Librarian, associate dean for library services, and professor of practice in law. Prior to this, she was associate law librarian and lecturer in legal research at Yale Law School.

With over twenty years' combined experience in both law schools and law practice, Cadmus has taught legal research to law students, attorneys, and paralegals. She is admitted to practice in New York, and her educational background includes an LLB from the University of Jos, Nigeria; a BL from the Nigerian Law School; an LLM from the University of Warwick, England; and an MLIS from the University of Oklahoma.

Active in regional and national library associations, she currently serves on the executive board of the American Association of Law Libraries. Her publications and presentations cover topics such as current legal research methods and open access to legal information.

"Learning about the law can be intellectually stimulating, empowering, and fun—all at the same time! I have a deep passion for provoking others to think critically and to discover, analyze, and use legal information effectively. This is what I have done for the past two decades, and it is where I find my deepest professional fulfillment, whether it's in the classroom with law students, teaching attorneys in continuing legal education, or even assisting the unrepresented with legal research. If you are considering a career in law or in a law-related field, this program will give you a solid foundation and practical overview of the structure of American law."