Senior Associate Dean, Information Services
Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law
Richard A. Danner is Senior Associate Dean for Information Services, and Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he teaches a course on Legislation, which focuses on statutory interpretation, and has taught legal research and writing. His primary academic interests are in legislation, legal education, and legal research and bibliography. He has written recently on the impacts of information technology on legal education and the profession of law librarianship, and on the effects of electronic publication on scholarly communication in law. His current research is focused on the role of forms and structures of legal information the history and development of U.S. law. He is the author of Strategic Planning: A Law Library Management Tool for the '90s and Beyond (2d ed. 1997) and Legal Research in Wisconsin (1980), and contributions to journals in law and librarianship. He is the editor of Toward a Renaissance in Law Librarianship(1997); co-editor (with Bernal) of Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems (1994); compiler of the International Journal of Legal Information Cumulative Index 1960-2002 (2003); and co-editor (with Houdek) of Legal Information and the Development of American Law (2007).
Professor Danner has been active in the affairs of the American Association of Law Libraries, the International Association of Law Libraries, the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, and the Association of American Law Schools. From 1984-94, he served as editor of AALL's Law Library Journal. He was President of AALL in 1989-90 and has chaired several AALL special committees and task forces; he served on the executive committee of the AALS from 2002-2004, and as first vice-president of the IALL from 2004-2010.