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Tina M. Brooks


Electronic Services Librarian & Associate Professor of Legal Research

Room 49, Law Library

(859) 257-8347


Tina Brooks joined the UK Law Library faculty in July 2011 as the Electronic Services Librarian. Prior to this position, Professor Brooks studied history and Spanish at the University of Northern Iowa, one semester of which was spent abroad at the University of Ovideo in Spain. The summer following her first year at the University of Nebraska College of Law she studied international law abroad at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. During her last two years of law school she worked in a student position at the Schmid Law Library and discovered her calling for law librarianship. She then obtained her masters in Information Science at the University of Texas's School of Information while working in the circulation department at the Tarlton Law Library. She began her current position at UK directly after finishing her masters program in 2011.


  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Northern Iowa (2005)
  • J.D., University of Nebraska (2009)
  • M.S.I.S., University of Texas (2011)

Books & Book Chapters

Tina Brooks's scholarship is available for download at her SelectedWorks page.

  • Tina M. Brooks & Beau Steenken, Sources of American Law: An Introduction to Legal Research (2015).

Scholarly Articles

  • Tina M. Brooks, Keeping Up with New Legal Titles, 106 Law Libr. J. 101 (2014) (reviewing Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt & Artemus Ward, The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court (2013)).

Popular Media

The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Student Government Senate, hosted “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” in October.  The symposium took place at Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall.

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July 5, 2017

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees recently approved promotions and/or tenure for five UK Law faculty members: Tina M. Brooks, Kristin J. Hazelwood, Diane B. Kraft, Cortney E. Lollar, and Franklin L. Runge.

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kentucky college of law faculty at keeneland

Activity around the law school has not slowed down over the summer. Many faculty members will enter the new academic year in promoted roles.

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As UK Law students leave the classroom and enter the workforce for summer employment opportunities, the Law Librarians want to make sure they are well equipped with the knowledge needed to excel in their positions.

This effort gave birth to the Clerk/Associate Research Insights Bootcamp (C.R.I.B).  Five instructional sessions focusing on different areas of research were offered to help students sharpen their skills.  Takeaways from the program included:

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UK Law Librarians who assisted with hosting regional conference

By:  Whitney Harder

The University of Kentucky College of Law Library is often a place for study sessions and important discussions, but its true mission is to help produce outstanding lawyers and expert legal scholars.

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