Levin College of Law

Taryn Marks

Faculty Services Librarian & Professor of Legal Research, Legal Information Center


Taryn Marks joined the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law’s Legal Information Center in 2014. She is currently Faculty Services Librarian & Professor of Legal Research. She teaches Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, and Business Law Advanced Legal Research. She has published several articles, with topics ranging from shifting legal education in China to governmental documents in the digital age. Her forthcoming book chapter “Using the Synergy of Millennials’ Activism and Librarians’ Radicalism to Create Libraries of the Future” in Millennial Leadership in Libraries was published in 2018. Marks earned both her J.D. degree and LL.M. in International Law from Duke University School of Law.


J.D., Duke University School of Law
LL.M., Duke University School of Law
M.L.S., University of Washington
B.A., University of Denver


  • Judith M. Wright Fellow at University of Chicago Law School 2014
  • Joined LIC as Assistant Librarian in 2014
  • Southeastern Chapter American Association of Law Libraries
  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section member
  • Foreign, Comparative & International Law Special Interest Section member
  • Government Documents Special Interest Section member


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.
Advanced Legal Research - LAW 6798
  • Teaches strategies for effective legal research, finding and updating the law, with an emphasis on the structure of American legal bibliography. Covers both manual and electronic research sources in depth. Emphasis on primary and secondary sources of law in federal and state jurisdictions.
Business Law Advanced Legal Research - LAW 6798



  • Using the Synergy of Millennials’ Activism and Librarians’ Radicalism to Create Libraries of the Future, in MILLENNIAL LEADERSHIP IN LIBRARIES (2018).


  • The Problems of Self Execution: Medellín v. Texas, 4 DUKE J. CONST. L. & PUB. POL’Y Sidebar, 191 (2009), http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/djclpp_sidebar/35.
  • Special Report, Shifting Legal Education in China, INT’L JUD. MONITOR, Spring 2012, http://www.judicialmonitor.org/archive_spring2012/specialreport.html.
  • SCOTUSblog Releases iOS App – and Disappoints, GALLAGHER BLOGS (Oct. 23, 2013, 3:46 PM), http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/2013/10/scotusblog-releases-ios-app-and.html.
  • FIFA, Qatar, and the 2022 World Cup: Legal Troubles Ahead?, GALLAGHER BLOGS (Jan. 16, 2014, 9:29 AM), http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/2014/01/fifa-qatar-and-2022-world-cup-legal.html.
  • The Things We Lose: Government Documents in the Digital Age, with Cass Hartnett, ALKI: THE WASH. LIB. ASS’N J., Nov. 2014, http://www.wla.org/assets/Alki/alki winter 2014 – final.pdf.
  • Statelessness: The Enigma of an International Community, DIPLAWMATIC DIALOGUES, http://www.fcilsiswordpress.com (book review).
  • John West and the Future of Legal Subscription Databases, 107 L. LIBR. J. 377 (2015).