Femi Cadmus

Law Librarian and Professor of Law


Femi Cadmus is Law Librarian and Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her three-decade professional career in law libraries spans both academic and law firm libraries where she has taught legal research and analysis, and technology in law practice to students and attorneys.

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Femi Cadmus

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


LL.B., University of Jos, Nigeria, 1984

B.L., Nigerian Law School, 1985

LL.M. (Law in Development), University of Warwick, England, 1989

M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma, 1995

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Femi Cadmus is Law Librarian and Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her three-decade professional career in law libraries spans both academic and law firm libraries where she has taught legal research and analysis, and technology in law practice to students and attorneys.

Cadmus was most recently the Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Distinguished Research Professor of Law and Director of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke Law. Prior to that, she was the Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of the Practice at Cornell University. She has also held leadership positions at the Lillian Goldman Library at Yale Law School and at George Mason University (Scalia Law School) Library, and started her library career at the University of Oklahoma as a Law Research Assistant.

Cadmus is active in regional and national library associations including the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She was AALL President from 2018-2019 and was featured in Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, 2nd ed. (William S. Hein, 2018). She sits on several legal information advisory boards and was a founding member of the steering committees of LawArXiv and the Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI). Her research focus, publications and presentations cover topics such as law and technology, the evolving role of the modern day law library, open access to legal information, and law library management and administration.

Cadmus’s educational background includes an LL.B. from the University of Jos, Nigeria, B.L Nigerian Law School, LL.M. (Law in Development), University of Warwick, England, and M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma. She is admitted to practice in New York.