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Faculty

Pat Newcombe

Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources | Associate Professor of Law
Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts, M.A., George Washington University, M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute, J.D., Western New England University School of Law
Courses Taught: Legal Research & Writing, Advanced Legal Research, Advanced Lawyering Skills
Office: 109
413-782-1616

Pat Newcombe has served as the Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources since 2011. She has been with Western New England University School of Law since 1995, holding a variety of librarian and administrative positions in the Library. She teaches Advanced Lawyering Skills, Advanced Legal Research, and Lawyering Skills. Dean Newcombe writes and revises the chapter on "Legal Citation Form" in the treatise Fundamentals of Legal Research. She currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate of Hampden County.

A 2001 cum laude graduate of the School of Law, Dean Newcombe also served as the Articles Editor for the Western New England Law Review. She has taught Legal Research and Writing at Bay Path University and Elms College; and courses on Law Librarianship and Information Policy at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Prior to working in academia, Dean Newcombe worked in the private sector at Morrison & Foerster in Washington, D.C., and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

Beth D. Cohen and Pat K. Newcombe, Why Study Legal Studies?, in LEGAL STUDIES FOR THE CURIOUS (Kishor Vaidya, ed., 2016).

Pat Newcombe, Legal Citation Form, in FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH (Steven M. Barkan, Barbara Bintliff, & Mary Whisner, 10th ed. 2015 ).

Renee Y. Rastorder & Pat Newcombe, Researching Massachusetts Law, in MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL PRACTICE (Eric Blumenson & Arthur B. Leavens eds., 4th ed. 2012). Digital Commons

Pat Newcombe, Interviews with Professionals in the Field, in SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Andrea Twiss-Brooks ed., 2010). Cited by

Pat Newcombe, Legal Citation Form, in FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH (Steven M. Barkan et al., 9th ed. 2009).

Pat Newcombe, Legal Citation Form, in FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH (Roy M. Mersky & Donald J. Dunn, 8th ed. 2002).

Pat Newcombe & M. LaRose, Electronic Legal Research, in FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH (Roy M. Merksy & Donald J. Dunn, 8th ed. 2002).

Journal Articles

Pat Newcombe, Review of David Cole, Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law, 109 LAW LIB J. 146 (2017).

Pat Newcombe, Blurred Lines--Intersexuality and the Law: An Annotated Bibliography, 109 LAW LIB. J. 221 (2017).

Beth D. Cohen and Pat Newcombe, Mini-Law School: Civic Education Making a Difference in the Community, 15 SEATTLE J. SOC. JUST. (forthcoming 2017).

Patricia Newcombe, Crowdsourcing Legal Research: The Opportunities and Challenges, AALL SPECTRUM, May/June 2016, at 26. SSRN Digital Commons

Beth D. Cohen & Pat Newcombe, What Legal Writers Can Learn from Paint Nite, 25 PERSPECTIVES: TEACHING LEGAL RES. & WRITING 35 (2016). Digital Commons

Beth D. Cohen and Pat K. Newcombe, The Hanging Judge by Michael A. Ponsor -- Capital Punishment: Is the Death Penalty Worth the Price?, 62 CLEV. ST. L. REV. 493 (2014). SSRN Digital Commons

Pat Newcombe & James M. Donovan, Becoming Director: An Internal Candidate's View, 34 LIBRARY MANAGEMENT 188 (2013). SSRN Cited by

Pat Newcombe & Nicole Belbin, Fab Labs at the Library: Community 'Makerspaces' Give Access to Cutting-edge Tools, as reprinted in 78 EDUC. DIG. 65 (2013).

Pat Newcombe & Nicole Belbin, Fab Labs at the Library: Community 'Makerspaces' Give Access to Cutting-edge Tools, GOV'T TECHNOLOGY, Oct. 2012, at 30. Cited by

Pat Newcombe, Review of Dawn C. Nunziato, Virtual Freedom: Net Neutrality and Free Speech in the Internet Age, 102 LAW LIB. J. 490 (2010). Digital Commons

Pat Newcombe, Optimizing PDF Searchability with Google, 29 LLNE NEWS, no. 1, 2010 at 8 (with Barbara West & Stephen Bobowicz). Digital Commons

Pat Newcombe, Legal Citation Form: The ALWD Citation Manual, PARADOCS, Nov. 1, 2003, at 5.

Pat Newcombe, WebWatch--Legal Self-Help, LIBR. J., June 1, 2002, at 36.

Pat Newcombe, Shopping for Legal Services Online, 21 LLNE NEWS, no. 2, 2001, at 6.

Pat Newcombe, Capital Punishment: A Selected Bibliography, 21 LLNE NEWS, no. 1, 2001, at 5.

Pat Newcombe, Lassoing Legal Software, GOV'T TECHNOLOGY, Dec. 1999, at 32. Cited by

Pat Newcombe, Web Regulation Battles Heat Up, AM. LIBR., Nov. 1999, at 50. Cited by

Pat Newcombe, Libraries Face Internet Filter Question, GOV'T TECHNOLOGY, May 1999, at 50.

Pat Newcombe & M.LaRose, Self-Help Sources: A Selective Bibliography, 19 LLNE NEWS, no. 2., 1998, at 6.

Pat Newcombe, Libraries Turn New Leaf with GIS, GOV'T TECHNOLOGY, Oct. 1998, at 34.

Pat Newcombe, Will Books Survive in Tomorrow's Library?, GOV'T TECHNOLOGY, Feb. 1997, at 14.

Pat Newcombe, Librarians in Quandry Over Web Access, GOV'T TECHNOLOGY, Dec. 1996, at 30. Cited by