Associate Dean for Law Library and Technology and Law School ProfessorPhone: (410) 706-0792
B.A., 1992, Hamilton College
J.D., 1997, Boston University School of Law
M.L.I.S., 2000, University of Washington School of Library and Information Science
Simon Canick serves as Associate Dean for Law Library & Technology. In that capacity, he oversees services, collections, and policies of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, and coordinates technology initiatives, including media and IT services, and academic technologies for the school.
Dean Canick joined the school in 2016 after serving as Associate Dean for Information Resources, and Professor of Law, at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. At Mitchell he was instrumental in developing, implementing, and supporting the nation’s first and only ABA-approved, blended (online / face-to-face) J.D. program. Previously he worked as Associate Director for Library Services at University of Connecticut School of Law, and as Head of Public Services at Columbia Law School.
Dean Canick’s professional interests include legal education, e-learning, educational technologies, open access, and the current and future role of academic law libraries.
Infusing Technology Skills into the Law School Curriculum, 42 Capital University Law Review 663 (2014). [Full Text]
William Mitchell College of Law's Hybrid Program for J.D. Study: Answering the Call for Innovation, The Bar Examiner, Sept. 2014, at 28 (with Eric S. Janus & Gregory M. Duhl).
Library Services for the Self-Interested Law School: Enhancing the Visibility of Faculty Scholarship, 105 Law Library Journal 175 (2013). [Full Text]
Legal Research Assessment, 28 Legal References Services Quarterly 201 (2009).
The Ownership Delusion: When Law Libraries "Buy" Electronic Documents, Are They Getting More, or Simply Paying More? AALL Spectrum, Feb. 2008, at 30. [Full Text]
Availability of Works Cited in Recent Law Review Articles on LEXIS, Westlaw, the Internet, and Other Databases, 21 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 55 (2002).
Constitutional Aspects of Physician-Assisted Suicide After Lee v. Oregon, 23 American Journal of Law & Medicine 69 (1997).