Philip (Phil) Berwick

Associate Dean, Information Resources; Senior Lecturer in Law (retired)


A.M.L.S. 1979, University of Michigan School of Library Science
J.D. 1978, University of Toledo College of Law
B.A. 1973, University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences


Email: berwick@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Courses Taught

Legal Research Methodologies
Advanced Legal Research


Associate Dean for Information Resources Philip C. Berwick (now retired) oversaw the operations of the Law Library, including reference, cataloging, government documents and interlibrary loan, and the Technology Division comprised of computer, multimedia and web services for the entire law school community. A Senior Lecturer in Law, Berwick taught legal research to first-year law students and advanced legal research—a course he created—to upper-level students. A member of the Ohio Bar, he also belongs to the ABA, where he has participated on several Site Evaluation Inspection Teams regarding accreditation of law schools. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Berwick has won grants from the prestigious U.S.-China Foundation, allowing him to travel to and work with the People’s Republic of China on various legal matters. The editor of a law library management and technology newsletter, Associate Dean Berwick (retired) has selected and purchased many of the art works currently on display at the school, including Warhol’s Justice Brandeis and a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Before joining the law school, he was Director of the Law Library at George Mason University School of Law, Assistant Law Librarian at Georgetown University Law Center, and Head, Law Library Reading Room, Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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