College of Law

Bruce M. Kennedy

Bruce M. Kennedy

Associate Professor of Law Emeritus

Office: LC 2008B
Campus Phone: 419.530.2118
Fax Number: 419.530.4447


Associate Professor Bruce Kennedy, a faculty member since 1993, is a graduate of the University of Michigan (AB), the University of Minnesota (JD) and the University of Michigan (AMLS).

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Kennedy held positions at the Cornell and Georgetown law libraries. While in Washington, he testified before Congress and federal agencies on a wide range of information policy matters.

Professor Kennedy has been active in a number of professional organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries. He previously served as Director of the Law Library

In addition, Professor Kennedy has published in the fields of privacy law and information policy. For six years, Professor Kennedy was a member of and principal draftsman for the AALL Citation Formats Committee which is designing uniform citation standards for citing legal materials in printed and digital formats.




Universal Citation Guide, Madison: State Bar of Wisconsin Press, 1999. (Coauthor with Members of the AALL Committee on Citation Formats)

Articles and Book Chapters

Eminent Domain: A Two Edged Sword of Property Law, [Chapter in a book to be published by the Hong Kong America Centre, forthcoming 2011.]

A Brief Introduction to U.S. Legal Research Materials, [Chapter in a book to be published by  the Hong Kong America Centre, forthcoming 2011.]

Technological Developments in Legal Research, 2 Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, 275-303 (2000) [Coauthored with Lynn Foster.]

Cultural Values behind Neutral Legal Citations, a paper presented at the “Citations Workshop: Strategies for Accessing Law and Legal Information” sponsored by the British & Irish Legal Education Technology Association (BILETA) in Edinburgh, Scotland, March 12, 2000 forthcoming in Journal of Information Law and Technology (July, 2000).

Design Principles for Universal Legal Citations, 30 University of Toledo Law Review 531–549 (1999).

Confidentiality of Library Records; Problems, Policies and Laws, 81 Law Library Journal 733 (1989). [Winning paper in the 1988 AALL Call for Papers competition. Also named Law Library Journal Article of the Year for 1989.]

The Universal Legal Citation Project: A Draft User Guide to the AALL Universal Case Citation ", 89 Law Library Journal 7-20 (1997).

The Creation and Dissemination of Law In Democratic Society, Washington: United States Information Agency, 1995. [Freedom Series Paper No. 7.]

Universal Citations: The Unmet Need", in Report on Trends in the State Court, 1997-98 Edition, 16-19 National Center for State Courts, 1998.

Vendor-Neutral Reasons for Medium-Neutral Citations", 26 AALL Newsletter 172 (1994).

Paperwork Reduction Act Reauthorization, in FLICC Special Report 90-1, Washington, D.C.: Federal Library and Information Center Committee, 4-5 (1990).

Last Updated: 6/27/22