Nicholas Mignanelli

Research & Instructional Services Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research


Nicholas Mignanelli is the Research & Instructional Services Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library and a Lecturer in Legal Research at Yale Law School. Before coming to Yale in 2021, he was the Reference & Instructional Services Librarian and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Miami School of Law. He began his career as a Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library Fellow at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

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Nicholas Mignanelli

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


M.L.I.S., University of Arizona School of Information, 2017
J.D., University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2016
B.A., University of New Hampshire, 2013

Courses Taught


  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Research Methods in United States Law

Nicholas Mignanelli is the Research & Instructional Services Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library and a Lecturer in Legal Research at Yale Law School. Before coming to Yale in 2021, he was the Reference & Instructional Services Librarian and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Miami School of Law. He began his career as a Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library Fellow at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

A leading voice in critical law librarianship, Mignanelli is the founder of the Research Crits Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). His articles on critical and critical race approaches to the legal research process have twice won the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers (New Members Division). More recently, he served as the organizer of “Critical Legal Research: The Next Wave,” a program honoring Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic held at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. In recognition of his work in this area, he was named to the Fastcase 50, an annual awards program that honors the top innovators in the legal field.

Mignanelli holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Arizona School of Information and a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. He earned his B.A. at the University of New Hampshire, where he graduated cum laude and received the Malcolm & Virginia Smith Endowed Prize in Political Science. He is admitted to the bars of New Hampshire and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.