Levin College of Law

Sara Bensley

Professor of Legal Research
Emerging Legal Technology Specialist


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 117628
Gainesville, FL 32611-7628

(352) 273-0712


Legal Research  • Legal Technology  • 


Sara Bensley is the Emerging Legal Technology Specialist at the Legal Information Center at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  Sara earned her BA from Georgetown University, her JD from Cornell Law School, and her MLIS from the University of Washington.  After earning her JD, Sara clerked for the Honorable Richard J. Cardamone on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Before joining UF, Sara worked as an antitrust attorney in private practice.  In addition to her library duties, Sara teaches First Year Legal Research.


MLIS (Law Librarianship), University of Washington
J.D., Cornell Law School
B.A., Georgetown University

Teaching and Scholarship

First Year Legal Research

Professional Activities
American Association of Law Libraries
New York State Bar


Legal Research - LAW 5803
  • This course introduces students to basic principles of researching statutory and case law at both federal and state levels. Students learn how to locate relevant statutes and case law using both electronic and print formats, including the use of indexes and secondary legal materials such as encyclopedias and treatises.


Traci Emerson & Sara Bensley, Ghost Guns, 47 DOCUMENTS TO THE PEOPLE 15 (2019) (telling the story of 3D-printed guns using government documents).

Sharis A. Pozen and Sara L. Bensley, “Next 4 Years:  Same Antitrust Approach, New Agency Leaders,” in LAW 360 (November 2012).