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Mike Martinez Jr.

Deputy Director of Administration of the Law Library  | Professor

Education

  • M.S.I.S, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1996

Biography

Martinez is a Professor and Deputy Director of Administration for the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library. He received his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2000 and his M.S.I.S. from the School of Information at the University of Texas in Austin in 2005.

Since 2003, Martinez has taught Legal Research and Writing and supervised students’ independent writing requirements. Martinez is the faculty member in charge of overseeing The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice. He also supervises the Dean’s Research Fellows, overseeing their research and writing projects. Martinez trains students who participate in the law school’s externship programs and coordinates workshops for students and alumni.

As the Deputy Director of Administration, Martinez coordinates library services to students and manages the day-to-day operations of the law library.

Martinez’s areas of interest include performing cost effective legal research, conducting basic legal research and using research techniques.

Martinez is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries. In 2016, he will serve as the President of the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries.

Publications

Articles in a Periodical

  • Mike Martinez, Jr., Cost Effective Legal Research: Finding the Right Resources, At the Right Price, Right Now, Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar Newsletter, Fall 2012 (Co-authored).
  • Mike Martinez, Jr. Cost Effective Legal Research, SAN ANTONIO LAWYER, November/December 2011 (Co-authored) (Awarded Best Feature Story by the State Bar of Texas).
  • Michael P. Forrest, Mike Martinez, Jr., & Paul S. Miller, Updated Lessons in Conducting Basic Legal Research by Pro Se Litigants Who Cannot Afford an Attorney, 11 SCHOLAR 1 (2008).
  • Michael P. Forrest & Mike Martinez, Jr., Too Broke to Hire an Attorney?: How to Conduct Basic Legal Research in a Law Library, 9 SCHOLAR 67 (2006).

Presentations

  • Cost Effective Legal Research 2014 Update. St. Mary’s University School of Law, March 2014.
  • Cost Effective Legal Research 2013 Update. St. Mary’s University School of Law, March 2013.
  • Cost Effective Legal Research 2012 Update. St. Mary’s University School of Law, March 2012.
  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Internet Legal Research: A Guide to Combing Free and Low Cost Online Legal Research Options for Maximum Savings and Effectiveness. State Bar of Texas Minority Attorney Program, San Antonio, April 2011.
  • Cost Effective Legal Research. St. Mary’s University School of Law, March 2011.
  • Legal Research and Ethical Implications. St. Mary’s University School of Law, March 2010.
  • Legal Research in a Web 2.0 World. St. Mary’s University School of Law, March 2009.
  • Legal Research and BLAWGS. St. Mary’s University School of Law, March 2008.
  • Internet Legal Research: Time Saving Techniques for Practice. St. Mary’s University School of Law, April 2007
  • Internet Legal Research: Saving Money, Saving Time. St. Mary’s University School of Law, April 2006

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