Stetson University

Instructors - Legal Research in a Digital World

Rebecca Trammell is the director of both Stetson's Law Library and the Electronic Education program. She teaches Feminist Jurisprudence, Gender and the Law, and Advanced Legal Research. Before coming to Stetson, she was the law library director at the University of Kentucky. She received her M.L.S. from Dominican University and her J.D. from the University of Denver. She has completed course work for her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and her dissertation topic focuses on the resources used by practicing attorneys conducting legal research. In her free time, Professor Trammell is a genealogy enthusiast.

Sally Waters is a graduate of Copeland & Kelly's Kiddie Kindergarten in Bishopville, S.C., which instilled a love of learning that culminated in B.A., J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from the University of South Carolina. Waters came to Stetson as a reference librarian after graduating from law school in 1982. She began teaching Research and Writing the next year, and in 1995 started teaching Advanced Legal Research, which she still teaches. When she began working here, Stetson had one Lexis and one Westlaw terminal, both of which were extremely limited in what they could do; the Internet was still years and years away. Now, Waters spends hours on the computer, doing research, helping faculty and students do their research, and always learning new things. Her interests include true crime, popular culture, veterans' rights, and movies.

Elizabeth Barnes earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College and a master's degree in library science from the University of Maryland - College Park. Before attending law school, she worked as a librarian at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., and at the USF St Petersburg library. Barnes graduated from Stetson Law in 2011. As a Stetson student, she was a research assistant for Dean Dickerson, and treasurer of the Lambda Legal Society. Barnes lives in St. Petersburg with her partner, their seven-year-old son, two dogs, and two cats.

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