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Nancy A. Armstrong

Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law
Tilton Hall #134
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Prior to joining the ONU College of Law, Nancy Armstrong was the associate director for public services and lecturer at Northwestern University Law Library. Over the years, she has taught a variety of legal research courses, including both introductory and advanced level courses. She also has a special interest in tax research and has served as a volunteer tax return preparer for low-income taxpayers.  

Armstrong has been an academic law librarian since 1987 and recently received her 30-year pin from the American Association of Law Libraries. Her past appointments include administrative and research librarian positions at Northwestern University, Ohio State University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University. She has also held adjunct faculty appointments at Drexel University and Catholic University of America, where she taught legal research courses in their graduate programs in library and information science.

Awards AND Recognition

Daniel S. Guy Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism (ONU Law Review Award) 2011, 2017
Liberty Bell Award (ONU Student Bar Association Service Award) 2008, 2017
Finalist & Nominee for ONU Law School Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (Finalist: 2004, 2011, 2017. Nominee: 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)

M.S., Drexel University
J.D., Boston College
A.B., Vassar College
Bar Admissions: 
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Teaching Interests: 
Legal Research
Advanced Legal Research
Faculty Activities

“A Tribute to Mike Lewis”, 42 Ohio Northern Univ. Law Review 855 (2016)

"Why 'Walk & Talk'?: The Role of a Practical Skills Exam in Advanced Legal Research Courses", 15 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 112, (Winter 2007)

"Administrative Law Research", Chapter 10, in 2007 Ohio Administrative Law Handbook and Agency Directory, (Thomson/West, 2007)

"Using an Oral Exam as a Final Assessment Tool" 25 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 117 (Issue 2/3)(2006)

"The Search for a Law Library Director", 98 Law Library Journal 253 (2006)  

"Making the Quantum Leap: One Director's Experience" 13 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 4 (Issue 3, 2003)

"Library Celebrates the Addition of the 300,000th volume to its Collection," The Writ, p. 19 (Fall 2002)

Professional Development: 

American Bar Association Law School Site Inspection Teams: Fall 2003, Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2010, Spring 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016