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Richard Allen Leiter, American Law educator, law librarian.


Leiter, Richard Allen was born on March 21, 1952 in Sacramento. Son of Lionel and Lois Rose Leiter.


Bachelor in Anthropology and Religious Studies with honors, University California, Santa Cruz, 1976. Juris Doctor, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, 1981. Master of Library and Information Science, University Texas, 1986.


Library. assistant Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, 1977-1978. Library Hopkins, Mitchell & Carley, San Jose, California, 1982-1984. Head of reference Law School, University Texas, Austin, 1984-1986.

Public services library Law School, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1986-1988. Head library Littler, Mendelson, Fastiff & Tichy, San Francisco, 1988-1991. Director law library, associate professor law Regent University School Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1991-1994.

Associate professor law Howard University School Law, A.M. Daniels Law Library., Washington, 1994-1998, director law library, 1994—2000. Associate dean, professor Howard University, 1998-2000. Director Schmid Law Library., professor law University Nebraska, Lincoln, since 2000.

Member Westlaw Academy Advisory Board, 1990-1993. Secretary board directors StoneBridge School, 1993-1994. Member advisory board Oceana Publications, Inc., 1994-1998.


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  • Other Work

    • Editor: (book section) Yellow Pads to Computers, 1986, 91. Author: (bibliography) New Frontiers of Forensic & Demonstrative Evidence, 1985. Editor: Automatome, 1987-1989, The Spirit of Law Librarianship, 1991, second edition, 2005, National Survey of State Laws, 6th edition, 2008.

      (with A. White) Concordance of Federal Legislation, 1999. Editor Southwestern University Law Review. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member advisory committee StoneBridge Educational Foundation. Member American Bar Association, American Association Law Libraries (southern chapter, automation and science development special interest section since 1986, chair 1989-1990, indexing of periodical literature advisory committee 1990-1991, 2001-2004, chair 1990-1991, member special committee to promote development of resources for legal information community 1994-1996, recruitment committee 1995-1997, chair research committee 1998-1999, member advisory committee Law Library. Journal/Spectrum 2005-2007, chair 2005-2006), San Francisco Private Law Libraries (steering committee 1989), Mid American Law School Library.

Consortium, Scribes.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, reading, backpacking.


Married Wendy Ellin Werges, December 30, 1978. Children: Emily Grace, Madeline Rose, Anna Joy, Rebecca Hope.

Lionel Leiter

Lois Rose Leiter

Wendy Ellin Werges

Emily Grace Leiter

Madeline Rose Leiter

Anna Joy Leiter

Rebecca Hope Leiter