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Katie Brown

Associate Dean for Information Resources
Kathleen (Katie) Brown received her library degree from the Drexel University School. In 2005, she completed her JD with an emphasis in intellectual property law. While in law school, Katie was a library intern at Seattle University Law School and a volunteer with Washington Lawyers for the Arts.

Experience & Activities

Brown’s research and scholarship are in the areas of intellectual property, acting skills for lawyers, law and literature, management and a variety of legal research related topics. She has taught specialized, beginner, and advanced legal research courses and seminar and doctrinal courses on, Legal Technology for Practice, Art of Advocacy, Contracts, and the research component of Legal Research and Writing.  Ms. Brown has also previously served as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Meinder School of Business, Master of Science in Energy Legal Studies program in Oklahoma.

She is a active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Brown has participated in a variety of leadership roles throughout the Association chapters and special interest sections. Currently she is serving as the Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee for the 2020 AALL Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  In 2011, she was honored to serve a three-year term on the AALL Executive Board.

Before her law librarianship career, Brown was an acting instructor in Chicago.  Currently, in her spare time, she serves as a WFTDA certified roller derby referee.

Course Interests/Research/Teaching Areas

  • Contracts
  • Legal Research
  • Art of Lawyering
  • Legal Technology for Practice


  • M.S. (LIS) Drexel University
  • J.D. Seattle University Law School
  • B.F.A. DePaul University