Levin College of Law

Sarah Lewis

Reference Librarian & Professor of Legal Research, Legal Information Center


Mailing Address:
Spessard L. Holland Law Center
184M Holland Hall
P.O. Box 117628
Gainesville, FL 32611-7628



Sarah Lewis joined the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Legal Information Center in 2016 as Reference Librarian & Professor of Legal Research. She teaches Legal Research – a course focusing on teaching students how to research statutory and case law on both a state and federal level. In addition, Sarah is the library liaison to tax professors at the Levin College of Law and to the Florida Tax Review. Sarah earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University
  • M.S. in Knowledge Management, Kent State University
  • B.A., University of Miami (cum laude)


  • University of Florida: Joined Legal Information Center in 2016 as Reference Librarian
  • Legal Experience: Public Finance Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia; Corporate Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Southeastern Chapter American Association of Law Libraries
  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Member
  • Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section Member
  • Social Responsibility Special Interest Section Member
  • State Bar of Georgia


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.