Jane Williams

Foreign Comparative and International Law Librarian
Associate Professor of Library Service


Jane Williams is the foreign comparative and international law librarian for the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library and an associate professor of library science at the University of Illinois College of Law. She is responsible for foreign and international reference, developing and evaluating those collections, and maintaining the European Union depository collection.

She has also served as head of reference and collective development and interim director at the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library as well as the head librarian at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn in Detroit, Michigan.

She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the International Association of Law Libraries, and the Mid America Association of Law Libraries. She is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan.


MLIS, JD Wayne State University
BA Eastern Michigan University

Areas of Expertise

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law

Selected Publications

“Sources of Online Legal Information for African Countries.” GlobaLex (last updated 2009)

“Jury Instructions: A Selective Bibliography of Subject Compilations.” 18 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 123 (1999).

“Survey of State Court Opinion Writing and Publication Practices.” 88 Law Library Journal 21 (1991).

“Sentencing Guidelines: A Selective Bibliography of State Materials.” 10 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 7 (1990).

“Sentencing Guidelines: A Selective Bibliography of General Materials.” 9 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 113 (1989).

“Jury Instructions: A Bibliography, Part II: Criminal Jury Instructions.” 6 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 3 (1986). (With Nyberg and Boast)