Jason Zarin
Head of Reference, Research, and Instruction
Profile

Jason Zarin is Head of Reference, Research, and Instructional Services of the Muse Law Library and teaches legal research in the first-year program. Before coming to the University of Richmond, Mr. Zarin was a reference librarian and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Zarin was a Tarlton Fellow at the University of Texas while he was working on his master of science in information studies. Before entering the field of law librarianship, Mr. Zarin practiced tax litigation and controversy at the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, and in private practice at firms in Washington, DC. and Houston, Texas. Mr. Zarin is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Virginia Association of Law Libraries, and the Virginia Library Association.

Memberships
American Association of Law Libraries
American Association of Law Libraries, Southeastern Chapter
Virginia Association of Law Libraries
Virginia Library Association
Bar Admissions
Texas (inactive)
Washington, D.C. (inactive)
United States Supreme Court
United States Tax Court
Professional Experience
Head of Reference, Research, and Instruction (2015-present)
University of Richmond School of Law
Reference Librarian & Adjunct Professor of Law (2011-2015)
Georgetown University Law Center
Tarlton Fellow (2009-2011)
Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin
Attorney (2007-2009)
Baker Botts, LLP, Houston, Texas
Attorney (2006-2007)
O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Washington, D.C.
Trial Attorney (1998-2005)
United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, Washington D.C.
Publications
Articles

2017 Legislative Update: Adoption Law, Virginia Lawyer Magazine (June 2017).

International & Foreign Tax Research, 58 Law Library Lights 1 (Spring 2015).

Keeping up with new legal titles, 106 Law Library Journal 110 (Winter 2014) (review of Jeffrey Kahn, Mrs. Shipley’s Ghost: The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watchlists).

A Comparison of Responses from Attorneys and from Law Librarians on Legal Research Practices and Expectations for New Associates, ALL-SIS Task Force on Identifying Skills and Knowledge for Legal Practice (June 2014).

Beyond the Bright Line: Consideration of Externalities, the Meaning of Undue Hardship, and the Allocation of the Burden of Proof Under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 7 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 511 (1998).


Education
M.S.I.S., University of Texas at Austin
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
Taxation
J.D., University of Southern California
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Tufts University
Contact Information
(804) 289-8217
Areas of Expertise
Law Librarianship
Law Research
Tax Law