College of Law

Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

Helane Davis

Helane Davis

Phone: (208) 885-2160

College of Law
University of Idaho
Associate Professor and Director of the Law Library

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Biography

    A law librarian for over a decade, Professor Davis has worked in public libraries, academic libraries, and academic law libraries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa, and a Masters of Library and Information Science with a Certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington. Professor Davis joined the University of Idaho College of Law faculty in July 2014 as the library’s director. Immediately prior to moving to UI, she served as the Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Law, and the Library Director of the Schaffer Law Library at Albany Law School. Her law library experience also includes serving as the Director, Interim Director, and Associate Director and Head of Public Services of the Alvin E. Evans Law Library at the University of Kentucky; working as the Publications Coordinator and Librarian at the Seattle University School of Law Library; and functioning as the Assistant Director of Public Services at the Howard University Law Library. Professor Davis' research and teaching interests primarily revolve around legal research, the intersection of legal information and technology, and library management and leadership. She has taught legal research to law students and paralegal students at Howard University School of Law, the University of Kentucky School of Law, and the University of Maryland University College. Her research has spanned traditional bibliographic compilations, the use and validity of URLs in legal periodical literature, and free legal and non-legal research using Web and Internet sources.

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