Julie L. Kimbrough

Clinical Professor of Law and Interim Director of the Law Library

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research


Julie Kimbrough is a Clinical Professor of Law and Interim Director, Kathrine R. Everett Law Library. Kimbrough’s teaching and research interests include legal research, public access to legal information, and information policy. She recently served as chair of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance.

Kimbrough is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Millsaps College and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she is a member of the North Carolina State Bar. Kimbrough worked as a Legal Reference Specialist at the Law Library of Congress prior to returning to UNC.


  • M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004)
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001)
  • B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), English & History, Millsaps College (1996)

Selected Publications

NORTH CAROLINA LEGAL RESEARCH (with B. Gibson, L. Graham, and N. Perry) (3rd ed., Carolina Acad. Press, 2019).
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Publication of Government Funded Research, Open Access, and the Public Interest (J. Kimbrough, L. N. Gasaway), 18 VAND. J. ENT. & TECH. L. 267 (2015).
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North Carolina Legal Research: Primary Source Materials, (CALI, 2012)
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Book Review, 102 LAW LIBR. J. 655 (2010), (reviewing Jeff Shesol, SUPREME POWER: FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT VS. THE SUPREME COURT (W.W. Norton, 2010)).
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North Carolina Practice Materials:  A Selective Annotated Bibliography, in STATE PRACTICE MATERIALS: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES (F. Houdek, general ed., W.S. Hein, 2009).
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Copyright Issues for Photographs in the Digital Age. 12 N.Y. St. B.A. ENT. ART & SPORTS LAW J. 14 (2001).
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