Donna L. Nixon

Clinical Professor of Law & Electronic Resources Librarian

(919) 843-9280
4034 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research


Donna Nixon is a Clinical Professor of Law and Electronic Resources Librarian. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and Introduction to Law of the U.S. She manages the library’s databases of journals, electronic books and other resources and provides reference and research assistance to students, faculty and other patrons.

Professor Nixon received her law degree from Stanford Law School and her M.S.L.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduating law school, she practiced law in the licensing division of Pillsbury, Madison, Sutro. After obtaining her M.S.L.S. she served as a Reference/Access Services Librarian at UNC Law. She later served as Head of Reference Services at Duke University Law Library where she taught 1st year legal research. Upon returning to Carolina Law, Professor Nixon served as Assistant Director for Public Services for the UNC Law Library and then as Electronic Resources & Access Services Librarian.

Selected Publications

The Integration of UNC-Chapel Hill - Law School First, 97 N.C. L. REV. 1741 (2019).
Westlaw | Lexis/Nexis | SSRN | Hein | BEPress

GUIDE TO NORTH CAROLINA LEGAL AND LAW-RELATED MATERIALS, 3rd ed. (with N. Perry & J. Sowards) (Chicago, Ill.:  AALL Government Documents SIS, 2010).
KFN7401 .N59 2010

You've Got to Be in it to Win It: Six Steps to Securing and Completing a Research Grant (with S. Burke and K. Hensiak), AALL SPECTRUM, March 2004, at 14.

Copyright and Interlibrary Loan Rights, 13 J. OF INTERLIBRARY LOAN 55 (2003).

From North Carolina to KwaZulu Natal: World Library Partnership, 61 NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARIES 146 (2003).
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