Saint Louis University
Margaret H. McDermott
Scott Hall 614


Advanced Legal Research
Res Methds-Int'l Foreign
Margaret H. McDermott
Faculty Emerita

Professor Margaret McDermott serves as Head of Reference and Faculty Services in the Law Library. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and a specialized upper division course in Research Methods in International and Foreign Legal Research. Margaret McDermott received her B.A. from Barat College and her M.S.L.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis while serving as Reference / Public Services Librarian in the Freund Law Library.

International and foreign legal research has always been of particular interest to Professor McDermott. She attended the Brussels Seminar on European Union Law at the Institute of European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. She also participated in a series of five institutes sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries to train law librarians specializing in foreign and international legal research. Her publications analyze various aspects of reference service and legal research.

She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries and has served on several AALL committees as well as the Local Advisory Committee for their 100th Annual Meeting. Professor McDermott also serves as a Faculty Senator representing the Library Faculty Assembly.