Boston University School of Law

David W. Bachman

Lecturer in Law
Senior Reference Librarian & Liaison to Graduate & Curricular Programs
Pappas Law Library, Boston University School of Law

B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D., Order of the Coif Washington University
M.L.I.S., University of Michigan


Full CV

David Bachman has been a senior Legal Information librarian at the Pappas Law Library at Boston University since 2002. He has served as liaison to the graduate LL.M. programs in Tax Law and Banking and Financial Services, and he has coordinated library research training for the law journals affiliated with BU Law. He teaches legal research to students in the First Year Writing Program and the American Law L.LM. program.

After graduating from Washington University School of Law (1988), Mr. Bachman served as a judicial clerk to Judge Harold Satz of the Missouri Court of Appeals. From 1989-1992, he worked  as an attorney with the St. Louis, Missouri firm, Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, practicing in employment discrimination, school law and commercial litigation.

After earning a Master's degree in library and information science at the University of Michigan (1995), he worked as a legal reference librarian at the Vanderbilt University School of Law from 1995-2002. At Vanderbilt, he taught the legal writing component of the Legal Writing class, partnering with attorneys to co-teach the class through both semesters in each academic year. He served as the library's acting head of Public Services in 1997-98.

He is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries.

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