Areas of ExpertiseLaw Librarianship, Law Library Administration, Legal Research
BS, 1982, Auburn University
JD, 1987, University of Alabama School of Law
MLS, 1994, Florida State University
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.