Nicholas Mignanelli

Research Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research

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

Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Legal Research
  • Research Methods in Judicial History
  • Advanced Legal Research
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Nicholas Mignanelli is the Head of Reference and a Research Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, a Lecturer in Legal Research at Yale Law School, and a Fellow at Ezra Stiles College. A critical legal information scholar, he has twice won the American Association of Law Libraries/LexisNexis Call for Papers (New Members Division). More recently, he chaired the second Yale Legal Information Symposium, “The Legal Treatise: Past, Present, and Future,” and organized “Critical Legal Research: The Next Wave,” a program honoring Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic held at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting and published as a symposium issue of the Boston University Law Review Online. In 2021, he was named to the Fastcase 50, an annual awards program that honors the top innovators in the legal field. He serves on the editorial boards of Law Library Journal and Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

Before coming to Yale, Mr. Mignanelli was the Reference & Instructional Services Librarian and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. He began his career as a Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library Fellow at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Arizona School of Information and a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. A New Hampshire native, he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in political science and a minor in classics from the University of New Hampshire, where he was also awarded the Malcolm & Virginia Smith Endowed Prize. He is admitted to the bars of New Hampshire and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.