Matthew E. Braun

Senior Associate Director for Administration
Teaching Professor, Law Library


Professor Matthew Braun is the Senior Associate Director for Administration in the Jenner Law Library, responsible for management and supervision of the Law Library’s acquisitions, collection development and maintenance, technical services, and assessment initiatives. He teaches in the College of Law’s first-year Legal Research course and Advanced Legal Research courses on Administrative and Regulatory Law and Illinois Law.

Professor Braun was previously the Head of Electronic Resources and Special Services at the University of Iowa Law Library, where he was responsible for the selection, patron access, and promotion of electronic resources, and management of the Computing Services and Special Services departments. He was also an Adjunct Lecturer in Law in the University of Iowa College of Law, teaching advanced legal research courses in Intellectual Property Law, Administrative and Regulatory Law, and Business and Tax Research.

Professor Braun has served as a Senior Legal Research Specialist at the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and was a featured instructor in the American Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education series. He was also an adjunct faculty member in The Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science, where he taught the Advanced Legal Research seminar and served on the Law Librarianship Program Advisory Committee. He has also served as the Reference and Intellectual Property Librarian at The George Washington University’s Jacob Burns Law Library, and as the Graduate Assistant at the University of North Carolina’s Kathrine R. Everett Law Library. 

He is the Past President of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries. He was the Corresponding Secretary for the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. (LLSDC), the Editor of Law Library Lights, LLSDC’s professional trade publication, and Co-Chair of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)’s Council of Newsletter Editors. His writing has appeared in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute ResolutionLaw Library JournalState Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies, and multiple AALL section publications. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio.


JD The Ohio State University
MSLS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BS Miami University

Areas of Expertise

Legal Research
Intellectual Property


Legal Research
Advanced Legal Research: Administrative and Regulatory
Advanced Legal Research: Illinois

Selected Publications

Book Review, Unifying the Nation: Article IV of the United States Constitution, 107 Law Libr. J. 601 (2015),

South Dakota Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography (with Kasia Solon), in State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies (Frank G. Houdek, ed.) (2008),

Recent Development, The Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, 18 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 237 (2002),