Marie S. Hamm, JD, MLS

Law Library Director


Marie S. 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 Director. 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 authored the Courts and Case Law chapter in the most recent edition of A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia. Her current scholarship focuses on assessment of legal research and writing competencies under the revised ABA standards. She and her husband David, also a Regent Law grad, live with their two boys on the Outer Banks.

  • Law Library Director, 2017-present

  • Assistant Director for Collection Development, 2007-2017

  • Assistant Research Services Librarian, 1999-2007

  • Admitted: North Carolina


Book Chapter

  • Chapter 4: Courts and Case Law, in A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia (Virginia CLE Publications, 8th ed., 2017).

Law Review & Bar Journal Articles

Book Reviews

  • Stop Telling and Start Showing, 13Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD 241 (2016) (reviewing Adam Lamparello & Megan E. Boyd, Show Don't Tell: Legal Writing for the Real World (2014), https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2881398.

  • Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, 108 Law Library Journal 660 (Fall 2016) (reviewing Alexa Z. Chew & Katie Rose Guest Pryal, The Complete Legal Writer (2016), https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2906817.

  • 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)).

Newsletter Articles

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

  • 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).

  • 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).

Editorial Experience

  • VALL Newsletter, Co-editor (2002-2004)

  • VALL Chapter Leadership Handbook, Editor (2003-2004)

  • Regent University Law Review, Editorial Staff (1998-99)

Selected Lectures & Presentations

  • Where the Rubric Meets the Road:  Assessing Legal Research & Writing Competencies across the Curriculum, SEAALL Annual Meeting Raleigh, NC (March 31, 2017).

  • Where the Rubric Meets the Road:  Assessing Legal Research & Writing Competencies Across the Curriculum,  Legal Writing Institute (LWI) Regional Meeting, Wake Forest School of Law, Winston Salem, NC (Dec. 9, 2016).

  • Less is the New More: How Law Libraries Can Thrive in Turbulent Times, Cornell School of Law, Ithaca NY (April 21, 2016).

  • 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.


  • An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Feb. 17, 2016, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, available on HeinOnline.

  • 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 Marketing & Outreach, Member (2017-2019)

  • Collection Development Committee, Member (2007-2008)

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

Meet Our Faculty

John Ashcroft, JD

Distinguished Professor of Law & Government

James M. Boland, JD

Principal Lecturer

Director, Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Program

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

Director, LL.M. Programs

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
Natt Gantt II, JD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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


757.352.4734 nattgan@regent.edu
Michael V. Hernandez, JD


Faculty Advisor, Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board

757.352.4040 michher@regent.edu
Harry G. Hutchison, J.D., PGCE

Distinguished Professor

Bradley P. Jacob, JD

Principal Lecturer

Director, M.A. in Law Program

757.352.4523 bradjac@regent.edu
Janis L. Kirkland, JD

Principal Lecturer

Co-Director, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

757.352.4334 janikir@regent.edu
Lynne Marie Kohm, JD

Professor; John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law

757.352.4335 lynnkoh@regent.edu
Audrey J. Lynn, JD

Head of Electronic Services & Digital Initiatives, Law Library

757.352.4463 audrlyn@regent.edu
Benjamin V. Madison, III, JD

Director, Bar Passage Initiatives

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


757.352.4586 benjmad@regent.edu
William E. Magee, JD, MSLS

Assistant Director for Public Services, Law Library

Kathleen A. McKee, LL.M.

Associate Professor

Director of Experiential Learning

757.352.4639 kathmck@regent.edu
Michael P. Schutt, JD

Principal Lecturer & Global Recruiter

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

Principal Lecturer

Co-Director, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

757.352.4689 kimbvan@regent.edu
S. Ernie Walton, JD

Assistant Dean of Admissions


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

757.352.4315 stevwa1@regent.edu
Judge Patricia L. West (Ret.)

Interim Dean

Associate Dean of Career and Alumni Services

Distinguished Professor of Law and Government

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
Rose Coley
Erin DeBoer
David Dennison
David Dildy
Timothy Drewry
Eric Enlow
Shaheryar Gill
Michael Halvorsen
Kirstin Hark
Geoffrey Hemphill
Laura Hernandez
Hon. Robert Humphreys
Joshua Jenkins
David Johnson
Christopher Kall
Hon. D. Arthur Kelsey
David Lannetti
Hee Eun Lee
Stephen Lentz
Joseph Liberatore
Elizabeth Libertini
David McGinley
James Metcalfe, CAPT
Hon. Henry Morgan
Susan Moritz
Anthony Mulford
Gustav Nelson
Hon. H. Thomas 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