Richard L. Buckingham

Director of the Law Library and Information Resources, Associate Professor of Legal Research

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Professor Buckingham joined the Moakley Law Library as a legal reference librarian in 2002. Before becoming a librarian, he worked in housing and residence life at several institutions, including Boston University and Emerson College. While obtaining his degree from Simmons College he worked part-time at the Harvard Law School Library.


Professional Activities

Treasurer, Law Librarians of New England, July 2013 – present
NELLCO Board of Directors, 2016 – present




Research Competition Awesomeness: Implementing Legal Research Competitions at Law Schools
, AALL SPECTRUM, Dec. 2013, p. 17 (with Lisa Junghahn)

An Empirical Study of Predispute Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Social Media Terms of Service Agreements, 34 U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. REV. 643 (2012) (with Michael L. Rustad, Diane D'Angelo, and Katherine Durlacher)

Thinking Like a Librarian: Tips for Better Legal Research, 12 T.M. COOLEY J. PRAC. & CLINICAL L. 1 (2009)

Library Research Labs: A Hands-On Approach to Taking the First Step with Your Students to Reflect Good Practice in Legal Education, 14 PERSP.: TEACHING LEGAL RES. & WRITING 73 (2006) (with Samantha A. Moppett)


  • BA, Framingham State College
  • JD, Rutgers University, Newark
  • MSLIS, Simmons College

Areas of Expertise

  • International law
  • Foreign law
  • Legal Research
Richard L. Buckingham

Courses Taught

  • International and Comparative Research