Professor of Law Library Research
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
Prof. Newcombe teaches Lawyering Skills, Appellate Advocacy, and Mindfulness in Law Practice. She served as the Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources from 2011 through August 2021. She has been with Western New England University School of Law since 1995, holding a variety of librarian and administrative positions in the Library.
A 2001 cum laude graduate of the School of Law, Prof. 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, Prof. Newcombe worked in the private sector at Morrison & Foerster in Washington, D.C., and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.
Mindfulness in Law Practice
Beth D. Cohen & Pat Newcombe, Lighten up! Learning the Law with Ease, in TEACH LEGAL STUDIES WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR (Kishor Vaidya, ed., 2021).
Beth D. Cohen & 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. Rastorfer & 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).
Pat Newcombe, Legal Citation Form, in FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH (Steven M. Barkan et al., 9th ed. 2009).
Pat Newcombe & M. LaRose, Electronic Legal Research, in FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH (Roy M. Merksy & Donald J. Dunn, 8th ed. 2002).
Pat Newcombe, Review of Joel Richard Paul, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times, 111 LAW LIB. J. 605 (2019). Digital Commons
Pat Newcombe, Review of David Cole, Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law, 109 LAW LIB J. 146 (2017). Digital Commons
Pat Newcombe & James M. Donovan, Becoming Director: An Internal Candidate's View, 34 LIBRARY MANAGEMENT 188 (2013). SSRN
Pat Newcombe & Nicole Belbin, Fab Labs at the Library: Community 'Makerspaces' Give Access to Cutting-edge Tools, 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.
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.
Pat Newcombe, Web Regulation Battles Heat Up, AM. LIBR., Nov. 1999, at 50.
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.
Beth Cohen & Pat Newcombe, The Relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Today, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Sept. 1, 2022, at 23.
Beth Cohen & Pat Newcombe, The Challenges and Opportunities of Supporting Entrepreneurs of Color, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Sept. 1, 2021, at 23.
Beth D. Cohen & Pat Newcombe, Mindfulness and Meditation in the Practice of Law, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Dec. 1, 2020, at 23.
Beth D. Cohen & Pat Newcombe, Civic Education Making a Difference in the Community, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, June 1, 2018, at 23.