Sara Sampson is the assistant dean for information services, the director of the Law Library, and a senior lecturer at Moritz. She regularly teaches Advanced Legal Research and the LP3 course Law Practice Technology.
Dean Sampson writes and presents on topics related to legal research and writing and library management. She has coordinated teaching workshops for law librarians and regularly speaks at library and law conferences across the country.
An alumna of Moritz, Dean Sampson has also worked at the law libraries and taught law classes at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). At Georgetown, Sampson was the head of reference and an adjunct professor teaching legal research skills for practice, advanced legal research, and introduction to scholarly note writing. At UNC, she served as deputy director of the law library and as a clinical assistant professor of law teaching advanced legal research courses.
Dean Sampson has been active and held leadership positions in the law library community. She is currently serving as the law library representative for Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium, OhioLink. Sampson has served on the boards of the Society of Academic Law Library Directors, Legal Information Preservation Alliance, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section of AALL and Librarians’ Association at UNC. She chaired the Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information of the American Association of Law Schools, the OhioLink Research Grant Committee, and the American Association of Law Libraries Publications Award Jury and has served on numerous other committees and juries.