Scott  Childs

Childs Scott
  • Associate Dean for Library and Technology Services and Associate Professor of Law


    B.S., 1982, Auburn University
    J.D., 1987, University of Alabama
    M.L.S., 1994, Florida State University


  • Location: Room 218
  • Phone Number: 865-974-6733
  • Email:
  • Courses Taught: Legal Research


Publications of Scott  Childs

Professor Childs joined the UT College of Law in 2011 from the University of North Carolina School of Law where he was the Deputy Director at the Katherine R. Everett Law Library and a Clinical Professor of Law since 2007. Previously at UNC Law, he served as Assistant Director for Public Services since 2001, managing law library public services and coordinating the advanced legal research courses.

Prior to joining the staff at UNC Law, Professor Childs served as Head of Reference at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  Before that he worked at the Cornell Law School as Reference Librarian, beginning in 1995, and later as Head of Collection Development.

Professor Childs began his legal career with the Legal Services Corporation of Alabama, serving as a Staff Attorney and then as a Senior Staff Attorney until 1995.



Biography of Scott  Childs

Researching Federal Administrative Law, in Federal Legal Research, (Carolina Academic Press, 2012.)

North Carolina Legal Research Guide 2nd ed., (William S. Hein & Co. 2009), co-authored with Nick Sexton.

Legal Research: A Practical Guide And Self-Instructional Workbook, 5th ed., (Thomson West 2008), co-authored with Ruth Ann McKinney.

North Carolina Colonial Legal Materials, in Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City And The District Of Columbia (Haworth Press, 2005), co-authored with Melanie Dunshee.

Telemarketing Law Guide, in Legal Info. Alert 18 (Sept. 2002). (reviewing “Telemarketing Law Guide” (2001)).

Survey on Electronic Reference, Briefs In Law Librarianship, AALL Publication Series No. 56, vol. 4 (Rothman 2001).

The Internet for Legal Information: The U.S. Experience, 24 Int'l J. Legal Info. 310 (Winter 1996), co-authored with Claire Germain, et al.

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