Duquesne University School of Law

Joel Fishman, Ph.D.

School of Law Adjunct Professor, Paralegal Institute Adjunct Faculty

E-Mail Address: fishman@duq.edu

Education: Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977
M.L.S., Library Science, Queens College, 1973
M.A., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1969
B.A., History, Hunter College, 1967

After graduating with a library science degree, Joel Fishman's first professional job was at Seton Hall University School of Law (1973-77). He then became the head law librarian at Allegheny County Law Library (March 1977-November 1999) before joining Duquesne University Center for Legal Information as the assistant, then associate, director for lawyer services (Nov. 1999-June 2016).

Fishman is a prolific author with more than 250 publications including more than 75 books/pamphlets, 75 articles, and 80 book reviews in various library, history, and law review periodicals. Through the library, he has published more than 40 books of court reports, bibliographies, indexes, legislative histories, etc.

Fishman's expertise is in the areas of bibliography and legal history.

He is the co-director of the Pennsylvania Constitution Web Site, the largest state constitutional web site at www.duq.edu/law/pa-constitution.

 

 

Continuing Legal Education

Allegheny County Law Library CLE Courses

Paralegal Institute

Legal Research Methods
Advanced Legal Research

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

American Legal History

1995 A.A.L.L. Call for Papers Open Division Award, The Reports of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 87 Law Library Journal 643-93 (1995)

2005 Connie E. Bolden Publications Award from State Court & County Special Interest Section of A.A.L.L., twenty-five years of Pennsylvania publications.

Research and Technology (2010) (co-author with Mr. Dittakavi Rao)

Books

Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook

Frank Yining Liu, Dittakavi Rao, Tsegaye Beru and Joel Fishman, Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook (2008 Ed. published by American Lawyer Media).

Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook

Frank Yining Liu, Dittakavi Rao, Tsegaye Beru and Joel Fishman, Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook (2001 Ed. published by American Lawyer Media).

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