Marie Summerlin Hamm, JD, MLS

Assistant Director, Law Library Collection Development


Marie Summerlin Hamm has taught both first-year and advanced legal research and writing courses at Regent University School of Law, where she serves as Law Library assistant director for collection development and adjunct professor. She also co-teaches the law librarianship course. She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) and is a past president of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries (VALL). She has written substantive articles on family law and legal ethics and has contributed numerous articles on legal research to the Virginia Lawyer. She and her husband David, also a Regent Law grad, live with their two boys on the Outer Banks.

  • 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                   


Scholarly Works


Newsletter Articles

  • Recent Acquisitions: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, Vol. 40, NO. 4, SEAALL NEWSLETTER at 8 (Fall 2015).

  • Reader's Advisory, Vol. 40, NO. 3, SEAALL NEWSLETTER at 8 (Summer 2015) (reviewing James S. Heller, Paul Hellyer, Benjamin J. Keele, The Librarian's Copyright Companion (2012)).

  • 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 (1999-2010)

  • 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

  • Instructor, Legal Writing & Research, Regent University Paralegal Certificate Program (Spring 2015).

  • The Research Process, presented in all sections of LAW 553: Legal Research & Writing, Regent University School of Law, 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 Michael Hernandez), Regent University School of Law, March 24, 2000.


  • 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.




  • First Judicial District Bar Association (NC)

  • James Kent American Inns of Court

Professional 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

  • Publications Committee, Member (2015-2016)

  • Bylaws Committee, Member (2013-2014)

  • Nominating Committee, Member (2008)

  • Grants Committee, Member (2007)

  • 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

  • Newsletter Committee, Member (2015-2017)

  • Placement Committee, Member (2013-2015)

  • Nominating Committee, Member (2011-2012)

  • 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)


Meet Our Faculty

John Ashcroft, JD

Distinguished Professor of Law and Government

James M. Boland, JD

Associate Professor

Director, Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

757.352.4632 jboland@regent.edu
Jeffrey A. Brauch, JD

Executive Director, Center for Global Justice, Human Rights & the Rule of Law


757.352.4040 jbrauch@regent.edu
Bruce N. Cameron, JD

Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law

757.352.4522 bcameron@regent.edu
Tessa Dysart, JD

Assistant Professor

Faculty Advisor to the Moot Court Board

757.352.4964 tdysart@regent.edu
Natt Gantt II, JD

Associate Dean of Instructional & Curricular Affairs

Co-Director, Center for Ethical Formation & Legal Education Reform


757.352.4734 nattgan@regent.edu
Janis L. Kirkland, JD

Director, M.A. Wealth Management & Financial Planning Concentration

Assistant Director, JD Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, JD

Associate Dean of Faculty Development & External Affairs

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

757.352.4335 lynnkoh@regent.edu
Benjamin V. Madison, III, JD

Director, Center for Advocacy

Co-Director, Center for Ethical Formation & Legal Education Reform


757.352.4586 benjmad@regent.edu
William "Bill" Magee, JD, MSLS

Head of Law Library Faculty & Student Services

Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Director, L.L.M. in American Legal Studies and LL.M. in Human Rights

Director, Civil Practice Clinic

Associate Professor

757.352.4639 kathmck@regent.edu
James E. Murphy, JD

Director, M.A. in Law Program

Manager, Business Affairs


757.352.4724 jamemur@regent.edu
Jay Sekulow, J.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Law

Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

Randy Singer, JD


Director of the Singer Civil Litigation Practicum

757.352.4554 rsinger@regent.edu
Craig A. Stern, JD

Director, Honors Program


757.352.4080 craiste@regent.edu
Kimberly R. Van Essendelft, JD

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Principal Lecturer

757.352.4689 kimbvan@regent.edu
Ernie Walton, JD

Academic & Administrative Director, Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, & the Rule of Law


757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Patricia L. West, JD

Associate Dean of Career & Alumni Services

Distinguished Professor

757.352.4040 pwest@regent.edu
Gloria Whittico, JD

Director, Academic Success Program

Associate Professor

757.352.4852 gwhittico@regent.edu


Julie Anjo
Robert Ash
Kerriel Bailey
Tracy Banks
George Bruch
Gary Bryant
Justin Bush
George Buxton
Kathryn Byler
James Chapman, Ph.D.
Rose Coley
Douglas Cook, Ph.D.
Erin DeBoer
David Dennison
David Dildy
Timothy Drewry
Eric Enlow
Shaheryar Gill
Michael Halvorsen
Kirstin Hark
Geoffrey Hemphill
Laura Hernandez
Robert Humphreys, Ph.D.
Joshua Jenkins
David Johnson
Christopher Kall
Denham Kelsey
David Lannetti
Hee Eun Lee
Stephen Lentz
Joseph Liberatore
Elizabeth Libertini
David McGinley
James Metcalfe, CAPT
Henry Morgan, Judge
Susan Moritz
Anthony Mulford
Gustav Nelson
H. Padrick
Corrynn Peters
Stephen Pfeiffer
Nathaniel Pierce
Wainscott Putney
Carol Rasnic
Mandy Rogers
Fred Ross
Randy Singer
Catherine Six
Tristen Small
Martha Smith
John Stepanovich
Norman Thomas
Farnaz Thompson
Hugo Valverde
David Velloney
Shawn Voyles