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Marie Summerlin Hamm

Marie Hamm

Assistant Director for Collection Development & Adjunct Professor

mariham@regent.edu

  • M.L.S., 2001, summa cum laude, Syracuse University.
  • J.D. 1999, Regent University School of Law; Regent Law Review, Editorial Staff.
  • Dual B.S. 1993, summa cum laude, Mount Olive College.
  • Assistant Director for Collection Development, Regent Law Library, 2007-present; Assistant Research Services Librarian, 1999-2007.
  • Adjunct Professor, Regent University School of Law.
  • Admitted: North Carolina.

Fields

Law Librarianship

Legal Research & Writing
Advanced Legal Research & Writing







Legal Associations

American Bar Association North Carolina Bar Association







Library Associations

American Association of Law Libraries

  • Bylaws Committee, Chair (2009-2010), Vice Chair (2008-2009), & Member (2007-2008)
  • Council of Chapter Presidents (2004-2006)
  • Council of Newsletter Editors (2002-2004)
  • Education Summit Attendee (2006)

Virginia Association of Law Libraries

  • Immediate Past President (2006-2007)
  • Bylaws Committee, Chair (2006-2007)
  • President (2005-2006)
  • Vice-President/President-Elect (2004-2005)
  • Program Committee, Chair (2004-2005); Member (2001-2002)
  • VALL Newsletter, Co-editor & Ex Officio Member of Executive Board (2002-2004)
  • VALL Chapter Leadership Handbook, Editor (2003-2004)
  • Public Relations Committee, Chair (2002-2003); Member (2003-2004)
  • Legal Information Outreach, Member (2000-2001)
  • Recruitment Committee, Member (1999-2000)

Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries

  • Scholarship Committee, Member (2007-2009)
  • Education & Publications Committee, Chair (2005-2006); Member (2004-2005)
  • Newsletter & Public Relations Committee, Member (2002-2003)

Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section

  • Program Committee, Member (2006-2007)

Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section

  • Library Support for Law Journals Taskforce, Member (2005-2006)

Virginia Library Association

Publications

Scholarly Articles:

  • A New Twist for an Olde Code:  Examining Virginia’s New Rules of Professional Conduct, 14 Regent L. Rev. (2000) (co-authored with Charles H. Oates).
  • Opportuning Virtue:  The Binding Ties of Covenant Marriage Examined, 12 Regent L. Rev. 73 (1999).

Newsletter Articles

  • President’s Message, Vol. 21, No. 3, VALL Newsletter, at 1 (Winter 2006).
  • President’s Message, Vol. 21, No. 4, VALL Newsletter, at 1 (Spring 2006).
  • President’s Message, Vol. 21, No. 1, VALL Newsletter, at 1 (Summer 2005).
  • President’s Message, Vol. 21, No. 2, VALL Newsletter, at 1 (Fall 2005).
  • All content in Vol. 11, No. 1, Testimony (Fall 2005) including Legal Information at Your Fingertips; Featured Database: HeinOnline;and Help! The Law Library Doesn't Own the Book I Need.
  • All content in Vol. 10, No. 2, Testimony (Spring 2005) including Law Library Launches New Website; Services to Students; Services to Faculty; and Easy Access to Library Information.
  • A New Era for the VALL Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 4, VALL Newsletter, at 4 (Spring 2004).
  • VALL Members Make Good Showing in Kentucky, Vol. 19, No. 1, VALL Newsletter, at 17 (Summer 2003).
  • What Do Downhill Skiers and Smurfs Have to Do with the 2002 VALL Winter Meeting? Vol. 17, No. 4, VALL Newsletter, at 4 (Spring 2002).
  • Tips for Summer Associates, Vol. 7, No. 2, Testimony, at 2, (Spring 2002).
  • Expanding Your Electronic Research Repertoire, Vol. 7, No. 2, Testimony, at 1 (Spring 2002).
  • Soft Spaces, Vol. 7, No. 1, Testimony, at 1 (Fall 2000).
  • The End of OPAC as We Know It,Vol. 6, No. 1, Testimony, at 3 (Fall 1999).

Editorial Experience

  • Testimony (Official Newsletter of Regent University Law Library), Editor (1999-Present)
  • Regent University Law Faculty Newsletter, Editor (2005-Present)
  • VALL Newsletter, Co-editor (2002-2004)
  • VALL Chapter Leadership Handbook, Editor (2003-2004)
  • Regent University Law Review, Editorial Staff (1998-99)

Selected Lectures & Presentations

  • The Research Process, presented in all sections of LAW 553:  Legal Research & Writing, Regent University School of Law, each Fall Semester.
  • Moderator, VALL Educational Program and Quarterly Business Meetings, May 13, 2005, July 19, 2005, November 4-5, 2005, February 10, 2006.
  • Guest Lecturer on topics including:  Legal Citation Reform, Customer Service Issues; and Governing Bodies of Law Libraries, LAW 626: Law Librarianship, Regent University School of Law, Spring 2003 & 2004.
  • Introduction to Labor Arbitration Research, presented in LAW 706:  Labor Law, March 25, 2003.
  • Alternative Legal Careers Conversations, William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 14, 2003.
  • Legal Research 101, presented in JRN 603:  Mass Media Law & Ethics, Regent University School of Communications, January 27, 2003.
  • Helping Pro Se Customers Help Themselves:  Legal Reference Made Easier, Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, October 17, 2002 (co-presented with Jill Burr).
  • Perspectives on Legal Education (faculty panel discussion with Mike Schutt and Mike Hernandez), Regent University School of Law, March 24, 2000.

Other

  • Profiled in Leadership Role was in the Books for Regent’s Law Librarian, Virginian-Pilot Beacon, July 1, 2004, at B1.
  • Profiled in Regent Alum Takes Helm of Virginia Association of Law Libraries, Regent News, May 25, 2004.
  • Profiled in Hamm Becomes President of State Library Association, Regent News, June 21, 2005.