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Kenneth Rudolf

Kenneth Rudolf

Director, Law Library & Professor of Law

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Professor Kenneth Rudolf joined the College of Law in 2002. As Director of the Law Library, he oversees a growing library of over 300,000 volumes in print and microform. Professor Rudolf became a full professor in 2006 and was granted tenure in 2009. He teaches courses in legal research and oversees the certificate in legal research program offered by the law library to law students.

Prior to coming to the College of Law, Professor Rudolf worked at Yale Law School for nearly 12 years, five of those as head of reference at the Lillian Goldman Library. He oversaw government documents, provided reference for both Anglo-American and Foreign/International collections, and served on several committees and task forces.

Professor Rudolf is a speaker and guest lecturer on legal research and has lectured in several courses at Yale Law School. He also taught music at Walla Walla College in Washington. Early in his career, Professor Rudolf received a Fulbright-Hayes Graduate Fellowship from the University of Vienna and spent a year doing dissertation research in Austria, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.

Educational Background

  • Master of Librarianship degree and certificate in law librarianship, University of Washington, August 1990.
  • Fieldwork experience at Georgetown University Law Center Library, July–August 1990
  • Juris Doctor degree, University of Washington, June 1989.
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree, University of Washington. Major in historical musicology. Supporting course work in European history. Dissertation: “The Symphonies of Georg Mathias Monn (1717–1750).”
  • Master of Arts degree, University of Washington. Major in music history. Thesis: “The Piano Sonatas of J.L. Dussek and Ludwig van Beethoven: A Comparative Study.”
  • Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, Walla Walla College. Major in music education.

Publications

  • Author, “Redevelopment and the State Budget: What It Is and Where We Are Now,” (review of program at the 2011 SCALL Institute), SCALL Newsletter, March/April 2011, at 13-14.
  • Bibliography editor, Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press), 1997–2004. (Compiler of annual bibliography of new publications in international environmental law.)
  • Editor, FCIL Newsletter, June 1993–May 1997.
  • Author, “Organizations Active in the Unification of Private Law … : A Select Bibliography,” in Introduction to Transnational Legal Transactions, pp. 191-221 (Marylin Raisch and Roberta Shaffer, eds.; Oceana 1995).
  • Layout and production editor, FCIL Newsletter, October 1991–June 1993.
  • Author, “Using the Readex U.N. Document Collection,” FCIL Newsletter, May 1992, pp. 12–15.
  • Author, “IALL Focuses on Changing European Laws,” FCIL Newsletter, October 1991, pp. 6–7.

Awards / Honors

  • Nominated to Beta Phi Mu (library honor society), June 1991.
  • Fulbright-Hayes Graduate Fellowship, University of Vienna, 1977–1978. Dissertation research in Austria, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.
  • Edith Woodcock Scholarship (Brechemin Family Foundation), 1975–1976; co-grantee in 1973–1974.
  • Louise Van Ogle/Music Faculty Scholarship, 1976–1977; re-awarded 1978–1979.
  • Admitted, Pi Kappa Lambda (music honor society), 1971.

Additional Information

Professional Activities

  • Speaker, “The Diverging Roles of Academic Law Librarians: Theory and Implications,” Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, Waco, Texas, April 9, 2010.
  • Program moderator, “Parlez-vous le droit?” Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Libraries, Boston, Massachusetts, July 14, 2004.
  • Presentation, “Online Legal Research at a Fraction of the Cost,” Brown Bag Continuing Education Program, Riverside County Bar Association, Riverside, California, April 22, 2004.
  • Chair, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section, American Association of law Libraries, July 2002–July 2003.
  • Member, Program committee for the 21st Annual Course in International Law Librarianship, Yale Law School, October 21–24, 2002. Sponsored by the International Association of Law Libraries.
  • Vice chair/chair-elect, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries, July 2001–July 2002.
  • Co-chair, Program committee for the Joint Studies Institute, Yale Law School, July 11–14, 2000. Sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries, the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, and the Australian Law Librarians’ Group.Speaker, Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Libraries, Anaheim, California, July 14, 1998. Topic: Evaluating legal databases on the Internet.
  • Secretary and coordinator, Northeast Foreign Law Librarians Cooperative Group, 1996–1998. (Informal consortium of librarians of foreign law from Harvard, Columbia, New York, Fordham, Yale, Penn, and LC.)Moderator, Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Libraries, Indianapolis, July 23, 1996. Topic: Solving Foreign and International Requests with Sources in Your Library.
  • Instructor, Legal Research Course sponsored by Southern New England Law Library Association, New Haven, March 26, 1996 (federal statutory research).
  • Moderator, 14th Annual Course, International Association of Law Libraries, Vienna, Austria, September 20, 1995. Topic: Sources of International Law and Information through the Internet.
  • Consultant, law libraries of Universidad de Chile (Santiago), Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago), Centro de Estudios Institutionales (Buenos Aires), May 1994. Sponsored by U.S.A.I.D. grant to Yale Law School.
  • Speaker, Summer Institute on Private International Law, American Association of Law Libraries, Seattle, July 5–8, 1994. Topic: Unification of private international law (bibliography).
  • Coordinator, Legal Research Course sponsored by Southern New England Law Library Association, New Haven, September 20–October 26, 1993.Speaker, Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Libraries, Boston, July 13, 1993. Topic: Electronic sources of European Community law.Speaker, Summer Institute on Inter-Governmental Organizations, American Association of Law Libraries, Cambridge, July 6–9, 1993. Topic: Electronic sources of European Community law.
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Libraries, San Francisco, July 21, 1992. Topic: electronic sources in international and foreign law “for the non-expert.”
  • Coordinator, session on electronic research, Legal Research Course sponsored by the Southern New England Law Library Association, New Haven, October 29, 1991.