Franklin Runge joined the College of Law Library Faculty as the Faculty Services Librarian in May 2011. His primary responsibility is to promote and amplify the research interests of all faculty members. He is the point person for the College of Law's digital scholarship efforts. Franklin is a member of the teaching team that instructs first year students in their Legal Research and Writing course. Previously, he served as the Interim Director of Admissions, a position that he held from 2012-2013 and 2015.
Franklin received a B.A. in Political Science from Hiram College in 2000, a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2003, and a M.L.S. from the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University in 2010. Following law school, he clerked for the judges of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, where his research interests included right to die decisions, complaints for grandparent visitation, and petitions to remove children from the Commonwealth. After his clerkship, he stayed in Boston, Massachusetts and practiced law at Weisman & McIntyre, PC, where he focused on product liability cases against tobacco companies, education reform litigation at the state level, and seatbelt safety litigation against automotive manufacturers.