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Patrick Charles

Background


Patrick Charles received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Loyola University of New Orleans, a Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law, and a Master of Library Science with a certification in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington.

Prior to joining Gonzaga University, Patrick was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Dorothy M. Baker in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon. He has been a Circulation and Reference Librarian at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, a Legal Reference Librarian and Legal Research Instructor at Creighton University School of Law, as well as a Legal Research & Writing Adjunct Professor at the College of Saint Mary.

Patrick has been the Library Director of Chastek Library since 2013, an Associate Professor of Law at Gonzaga University School of Law since 2017, and was recently made the Director of the Executive J.D. program at Gonzaga Law.

Teaching, Presentations, and Academic Service


Teaching

  • Advanced Legal Research, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Comparative Sports Law, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Legal Analysis, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Sport, Gonzaga University
  • Using Primo, HeinOnline, and Legal Indexes, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Researching Federal and Washington Legislative Histories, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Legal Research, Creighton University School of Law
  • Legal Research and Writing, College of Saint Mary

Written Works

  • Author, Keeping Up With New Legal Titles (Book Review): Baseball Meets the Law: A Chronology of Decisions, Statutes and Other Legal Events, 110 Law Library Journal __ (2018)
  • Author, Preserving Knowledge, Gonzaga Law Magazine 27 (2018)
  • Author, The Library Book Thief, 21 AALL Spectrum 47 (March/April 2017)
  • Author, Index to Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Volumes 1-24 (1992-2016)
  • Co-author, Keeping Up With New Legal Titles (Book Review): Idaho Legal Research, Second Edition, 108 Law Library Journal 455 (2016)
  • Author, Sifting Through the Dustbin of Legal Research History, 18 AALL Spectrum 22 (June 2014)
  • Author, Top Ten Washington-Specific Legal Research Resources, 69 NW Lawyer 36 (Apr./May 2014)
  • Author, Reading and Understanding a Source Credit in the United States Code, 22 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 46 (2013)
  • Author, Would it Kill West to Include the Same Information on WestlawNext and Westlaw Classic that it Includes in West Reporters, 18 AALL Spectrum 28 (Sept./Oct. 2013)
  • Author, Legal Publishing Advertisements During the Second World War, Korean War, Cold War, and Vietnam War, AALL Spectrum Online (2013)
  • Author, Teachable Moments, How Do You Update the CFR Using FDsys?, 20 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 128 (2012)
  • Author, Brutal Choices in Curricular Design, West Topic and Key Numbers:  Focusing on the Basic Structure, 18 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 130 (2010)
  • Co-author, Locating Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements in Washington, Washington State Bar News (April 2009)
  • Author, Teachable Moments, How Do You Update the Code of Federal Regulations Using GPO Access?, 17 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 119 (2009)
  • Co-author, What's It Worth:  Locating Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements in Oregon, The Oregon State Bar Bulletin (Feb./March 2008)
  • Co-author, Locating Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements in Idaho, The Idaho State Bar Association Advocate (March 2008)
  • Author, Researching the Initiative and Referendum Process in Nebraska, 27 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 205 (2007)  
  • Author, Researching the Initiative and Referendum Process in Nebraska, The Nebraska Lawyer (Nov. /Dec. 2007)
  • Co-author, Research Guide to Nebraska Law, 2006 (LexisNexis 2006)
  • Author, Access to Federal Case Information: PACER and CM/ECF, The Nebraska Lawyer (April 2005)  
  • Author, Locating Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements, The Nebraska Lawyer (Oct. 2004)
  • Co-author, Research Guide to Nebraska Law, 2003 (LexisNexis 2003)
  • Author, Locating Employment Verdicts and Settlements, The Nebraska Lawyer (Nov. /Dec. 2003)
  • Author, The Right Cite, Oregon State Bar Bulletin (April 2003)  
  • Author, Bankruptcy Materials on the Internet, The Nebraska Lawyer (Feb. 2003)
  • Author, Compiling a Nebraska Legislative History, The Nebraska Lawyer (July 2002)
  • Author, Why in the World are You Still Using Shepard’s In-Print?, The Nebraska Lawyer (Feb. 2002)
  • Co-author, Lexis Publishing’s Research Guide to Nebraska Law (Lexis Law Publishing 2001)
  • Author, The Unicameral Web Page: Not Just Another Pretty Web Site, The Nebraska Lawyer (July 2000)
  • Co-author, Lexis Publishing’s Research Guide to Nebraska Law (Lexis Law Publishing 1999)
  • Co-author, Delaware Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, 89 Law Library Journal 349 (1997).

Presentations

  • So You Want to Teach an Online Legal Skills Class?, Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Spokane, Washington (October 2019)
  • So You Want to Teach an Online Legal Skills Class?, Institute for Law Teaching & Learning Annual Conference, Spokane, Washington (June 2018)
  • Cost-Effective Idaho Legal Research, Kootenai County Bar Association, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (February 2015)
  • How Law Librarians Can Easily Get Articles on Legal Research Published, Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington (October 2014)
  • Legal Research Trends: Teaching Advanced Legal Research, Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 2013)
  • Cost-Effective Legal Research, Benton/Franklin Legal Aid Summer CLE, Richland, Washington (August 2013)
  • Basic Legal Research for Library Patrons, Oregon Library Association-Washington Library Association 2013 Annual Conference, Vancouver, Washington (April 2013)
  • Managing the Business Aspects of a Law Practice Law School and Beyond: How the Law School Experience and the Lawyer’s Role Have Changed, ABA Law Student Division 12th Circuit Meeting, Gonzaga University School of Law (February 2013)
  • Cost-Effective Legal Research & Washington Subject Specific Research, Spokane County Bar Association Solo & Small Practice Section CLE (February 2013)
  • Cost-Effective Legal Research Techniques Using Modern Technology, Spokane County Bar Association Issues in Solo and Small Practice CLE 2010
  • Connecting and Collaborating Across the Law School How Can We Get Out of Our Silos and Work with Our Colleagues to Better Educate Our Students?Northwest Clinical Conference 2010
  • From Game Shows to Grading: Innovations in Teaching Legal Research and Advanced Legal ResearchMid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference 2005
  • Compiling a Nebraska Legislative History Nebraska Association of Legal Assistants 2004Researching Jury Verdicts & Settlements in Nebraska
  • Nebraska Association of Legal Assistants 2004
  • Knowledge Management Using Weblogs (Blogs)
  • Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference 2003
  • What Are the Secret Laws? Washington Library Association Annual Conference 2001

Academic Service

  • Gonzaga Law School Director, Executive J.D. Program, 2019 - present
  • Gonzaga Law School Building Committee, 2019 - 2020
  • Gonzaga University Athletic Council, 2019
  • Gonzaga Law School Promotion, Retention and Tenure Committee, 2015 -2017, 2018 - present
  • Gonzaga Law School Deans Advisory Committee, 2018 - present
  • Gonzaga Law School Dean Search Committee, 2018
  • Faculty Advisor -Gonzaga Entertainment and Sports Law Association, 2018 - present
  • Executive Committee, American Association of Law Schools Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information, 2017 - present
  • Spokane Community College Paralegal Advisory Committee, 2017 - present
  • Faculty Advisor -Gonzaga J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2015 - present
  • Faculty Advisor -Gonzaga Federalist Society, 2015 - present
  • Gonzaga Law School Future of the Clinic Committee, 2015 - 2016
  • Gonzaga Law School Academic Affairs Committee, 2015 - 2016, 2019 - 2020
  • Board Member - Gonzaga Law Foundation, 2015 - present
  • Editorial Board for Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (Thomson/Reuters), 2014 - present
    Faculty
    Advisor -Gonzaga Rod & Gun Club, 2014 - Present
  • Gonzaga Law School Budget Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Gonzaga Law School Admissions Committee, 2011 - 2018
  • Faculty Advisor -Gonzaga Law Review, 2010 - Present
    Gonzaga
    University Faculty Senate, 2010 - 2014
  • Gonzaga Law School Faculty Scholarship & Development Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Gonzaga Law School Student Scholarships Committee, 2009 - 2012
  • Gonzaga Law School Student Affairs Committee, 2007 - 2009

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Oregon State Bar Association, 1992 - present
  • Member of the American Bar Association, 1992 - present
  • Member of American Association of Law Libraries, 1994 - present
  • Member of the Western Pacific Chapter, American Association of Law Libraries, 2007 - present

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