Aaron S. Kirschenfeld

Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Digital Initiatives Law Librarian

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research


Aaron Kirschenfeld joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2016 and serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Law and as the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library. His teaching and research interests include legal research and legal bibliography, with a focus on the assessment of legal information tools and platforms. Kirschenfeld is the author of articles on legal research and law librarianship, and his work has appeared in Law Library Journal and The Green Bag 2d. He is a co-author of Principles of Legal Research (3d ed., 2020).

Kirschenfeld attended Carolina Law and the UNC School of Information and Library Science.


  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)
  • M.S., Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)
  • A.B., History, Duke University (2007)

Selected Publications

Citation Stickiness, Computer-Assisted Legal Research, and the Universe of Thinkable Thoughts (A. Kirschenfeld & A. Chew), 19 LEGAL COMM. & RHETORIC: JALWD 1 (2022).
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PRINCIPLES OF LEGAL RESEARCH (with K. Olson & I. Mattson) (Hornbook Series), (West Academic, 3rd ed., 2020).
SSRN | KF240 .O57 2020

Improving Access to Notes and Comments in Digital Collections, ALL-SIS NEWSL., Winter 2019 at 8.
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Green Bag Cataloging Trivia, 21 GREEN BAG 2d 215 (2018).
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Book Review (of M. Lembke & M. Beck, CATALOGING LEGAL LITERATURE, 4th ed.), in KEEPING UP WITH NEW LEGAL TITLES, 109 LAW LIBR. J. 693 (2017).
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Yellow Flag Fever: Describing Negative Legal Precedent in Citators, 108 LAW LIBR. J. 77 (2016).
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