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Claire M. Germain

Associate Dean for Legal Information
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law


Mailing Address:
Box #117628 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0703

(352) 392-5093


M.L.L., University of Denver. Beta Phi Mu. M.C.L., Louisiana State University School of Law Licence-en-Droit (LL.B), University of Paris XII Licence- ès-Lettres, (German), cum laude, University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Teaching and Scholarship

French Law; Comparative Law; International and Foreign Legal Research; Legal Information and Technology

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined college in 2011 as Associate Dean for Legal Information; Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law, Frederic G. Levin College of Law
  • Previous Academic Experience: Cornell Law School, Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Law, 1993-2011; Director, Dual Degree Programs, Paris & Berlin, 2002- 2011; Duke University School of Law Library, Associate Director, 1989-93; Assistant Librarian, 1977-1988.
  • Professional Associations: American Association of Law Libraries; International Federation of Library Associations; American Association of Law Schools; American Bar Association.
  • Professional Honors: Chevalier (Knight), French Legion of Honor. Professor Emerita, Cornell Law School. Chair, Section on Law Libraries, International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA); Consultant, International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands; International Criminal Court for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania; Supreme Court of Puerto Rico; Elected to International Academy of Comparative Law, 2013.