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 Paul M. Birch
Paul M. Birch
Computer Services Librarian
Courses Taught Legal Research

Paul Birch is the Computer Services Librarian, and focuses on academic technology support and web development. He also teaches legal research and provides assistance at the law library reference desk. Mr. Birch has spoken on technology issues affecting law schools and law libraries at the 2010 Law School Electronic Services Conference, at several Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Conferences for Law School Computing, and at an annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries. He also administers email forums for the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, and published a guide to compliance resources with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 in Virginia Lawyer Magazine.

Southeastern Chapter - American Association of Law Libraries Service to SEAALL Award (2019)
Presenter, "LawHelp Interactive, Law Schools, and Access to Justice Technology: Updates and Lessons Learned," Virginia Statewide Legal Aid Conference, Virginia Poverty Law Center (October 2019)
Presenter, "Leveraging New Tools to Maximize Your Research Competency and Manage Information Overload," Young Lawyers Section of the Richmond Bar Association (October 2019)
Bar Admissions
Wisconsin (inactive)
Professional Experience
Computer Services Librarian (1991 - present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Associate Director for Public Services (1989 - 1991)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Public Services Librarian (1985 - 1989)
Ohio Northern University School of Law, Ada, OH
Reference Librarian (1983 - 1985)
University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL
Library/Faculty Services Liaison (1976 - 1979)
University of Wisconsin School of Law, Madison, WI
Journal Articles

Tribute to Gail Zwirner, 49 University of Richmond Law Review 1007 (2015).

Pointing out the Power of Prezi, Part I: Why Consider Prezi, 23 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 23 (2013).

Pointing out the Power of Prezi, Part II: Learning to Use Prezi, 23 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 29 (2013).

Magazine/Trade Publications

GPO's New GovInfo Site, 65 Virginia Lawyer 48 (August 2016).

HIPAA Compliance Resources, 60 Virginia Lawyer 54; 58 (December 2011).


Review of State Legislative Sourcebook, 8 Jurisdocs 45 (1986).

B.A., University of Wisconsin 1976
J.D., University of Wisconsin 1982
M.A., University of Wisconsin 1982
Contact Information
Room L-9, Law School
(804) 289 8222
(804) 289 8683 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Legal Research
Law and Technology