Interim Dean Lee F. Peoples

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Interim Dean and Frederick Charles Hicks Professor of Law          



Courses:

Oklahoma Legal Research for Practice

Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic


Education:

B.A., University of Oklahoma

J.D., University of Oklahoma

M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma


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Background:

Professor Peoples’ research and scholarship is focused on comparative law and on the impact of technology on legal research, the judiciary, and the law. He has published articles, books, and book chapters on these topics. Professor Peoples’ scholarship has been cited by appellate courts, in the leading comparative law casebook, in several treatises including Wright and Miller’s Federal Practice and Procedure and by Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

He is co-founding editor of the Legal Information and Technology eJournal on SSRN and is an Editorial Board Member of Legal Information Review. He teaches advanced legal research classes, the Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic, and is a frequent lecturer in law school classes. Professor Peoples is active in professional organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools. He is past-president of the Mid-America Law Library Consortium and Mid-America Association of Law Libraries.

He served as the Director of International Programs for the School of Law from 2007-2010. In that position he developed the innovative Certificate in American Law Program. Prior to his appointment as Law Library Director in 2010 he served as Associate Director, Associate Director for Faculty and Research Services, and Head of Reference Services. Before joining the faculty Professor Peoples practiced law in Oklahoma City. He is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Editorial Positions

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  • Editorial Board Member, Legal Information Review.
  • Co-Founding Editor of the Legal Information & Technology Journal, an SSRN eJournal.
  • Founder and Editor of the OCU Law Faculty Scholarship Repository.
  • Co-Editor of the book: Public Services in Law Libraries: Evolution and Innovation in the 21st Century,, with Barbara Bintliff (Haworth Press, 2008).
  • Editor in Chief of the OCU Law Library Blog, The Gavel.
  • Contributing editor to Law Librarian Blog, 2005 – 2007.

CALI Lessons:

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  • “Consumer Law Research”
  • “Oklahoma Legal Research – Secondary Sources”
  • “Federal Legislative History Research: Compiled Legislative Histories” released on the 2005-2006 CALI CD and from the CALI Web site.
  • “International and Foreign Legal Research – Customary International Law released on the 2006-2007 CD) and from the CALI Web site.

Presentations

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  • Law Library Innovation: How Law Libraries are Adapting to New Standards and Institutional Challenges, Association of American Law Schools 2016 Meeting.
  • User Services and Library Space Solutions for Innovative Legal Education, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2015 Meeting.
  • The Re-imagined Law Library: Reflecting the Shift from Collections to Services, program moderator, Association of American Law Schools 2014 Meeting.
  • Open Legislative Data in WestlawNext, at the Open Legislative Data Conference, Institut d’études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), July 2012
  • Free and Low Cost Legal Research Resources, presented to the Appellate Practice Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, 2012.
  • The Future of Legal Research, presented to the Oklahoma Chapter of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court, 2011.
  • The Citation of Blogs in Judicial Opinions, presented at the Conference on Sino-American Law and Legal Scholarship, June 2011.
  • The Librarian as Author: AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers, presented at the American Association of Law Libraries 2010 Meeting.
  • The Citation of Wikipedia in Judicial Opinions, presented at the Legal Writing Institute’s Bi-annual Meeting, 2010.
  • Law Librarians Abroad: Is a Foreign Study Program for You?, presented at the American Association of Law Libraries 2009 Meeting.
  • The Citation of Wikipedia in American Judicial Opinions, presented at The Future of Today’s Legal Scholarship Symposium, Georgetown Law, July, 2009. Video.
  • Librarian as Scholar, (Featured Presenter discussing the Controlling the Common Law article mentioned above) presented at the Association of American Law Schools 2009 Meeting.
  • A Century in the Making: Researching Legal Ethics Today, presented with Steve Young and Kumar Jayasuriya at the American Association of Law Libraries 2008 Meeting. PowerPoint Slides
  • Local Experiences: Delegates Report on Effective Teaching Techniques, presented at the International Association of Law School’s Educational Program 2008.
  • Effective Teaching Techniques Practical Demonstrations, presented at the International Association of Law School’s Educational Program 2008.
  • Writing for Publication, presented with Rich Leiter and Paul Callister at the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, November 2007, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Legal Ethics Research Online and Off: A Workshop, presented with Steve Young at the American Bar Association National Conference on Professional Responsibility 2007 Meeting. PowerPoint Slides, Coursebook Materials
  • Public Services in the 21st Century: Beyond Traditional Reference Service (Program Coordinator and Moderator) to be presented at the American Association of Law Libraries 2007 Annual Meeting.
  • How (and What) to Podcast (Teaching Faculty) full day workshop to be presented at the American Association of Law Libraries 2007 Annual Meeting.
  • The Trials and Tribulations of Internet Research, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, 2007 (CLE).
  • CSI – Legal Researchers: Investigating the Competencies: Competent, Savvy, Information that Literate Lawyers and Law Students Should Possess, with Darla Jackson at the 2006 Mid–America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, October 2006, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Advanced Internet Searching for Lawyers, OCU Law Alumni Weekend, November 5, 2005 (CLE).
  • Strategies and Sources for International Legal Research, Conference on Consumer Finance Law – presented at the Global Issues in Law and Finance Conference, summer 2005, London, United Kingdom (CLE).
  • Featured Panelist in the Roundtable Discussion on Careers in Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarianship, presented at the American Association of Law Libraries 2005 Annual Meeting by the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law – Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS).
  • Is the New Bluebook New (Program Coordinator) presented at the American Association of Law Libraries 2005 Annual Meeting by the Academic Law Libraries – Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS).
  • Creating Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Collections, presented at the Mid–America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, October 2003, Norman, Oklahoma.Presentation Bibliography(pdf), MAALL FCIL Collections Summary(pdf), PowerPoint Slides

Awards

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  • ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award, Testing the Limits of WestlawNext, 31 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 125-49 (2012).
  • Outstanding Faculty Assistance Award, Oklahoma City University Law Review, 2010.
  • Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Outstanding Service Award, 2007.
  • Recognition of Extraordinary Service as Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Program Committee Chair, 2006.

Community Involvement

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  • City of Oklahoma City Urban Design Commission Member, 2016 – present.
  • Oklahoma City Business Improvement District Advisory Board Member, 2014 – present.
  • Midtown Redevelopment Corporation Board Member and Secretary, 2011 – present.

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