Alex Zhang is the Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Information Services, and Director of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at the Duke University School of Law. Before joining Duke Law, Alex served as the Assistant Dean for Legal Information Services, Professor of Practice, and Director of the Wilbur C. Hall Law Library of Washington and Lee University School of Law. She previously held positions at the University of Michigan Law School and Stanford University Law School, respectively.
Alex's research interests include legal information and technology, law library management, open access to information, and Chinese law and research. Her articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as Legal Information Management, Law Library Journal, International Journal of Legal Information, and Chinese Journal of Comparative Law. She is a co-editor of Global Animal Law Research (under contract with Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2022). Alex taught Advanced Legal Research at the University of Michigan Law School, Stanford University Law School, and Washington and Lee University Law School.
Alex is active in regional, national, and international legal information associations. She is a Past Chair for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)'s Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section and AALL's Innovations in Technology Award Jury. Alex is currently a Co-President of the Chinese American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, an international organization striving to promote intellectual exchanges among law librarians and legal information professionals in the U.S. and China. She is also a Co-Chair of the International Legal Research Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.
Alex received her J.D. from the University of Kansas and her M.S.I. from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar of New York.