Aamir Abdullah

Instructional Services and Research Librarian

402 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building Room 223J
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 215C
Phone: (303) 492-4711
E-mail: aamir.abdullah@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
M.L.I.S   University of North Texas   2020  
J.D.   University of Houston Law Center   2012  
B.S.   University of Houston   2009  

Aamir Abdullah is the current Instructional Services & Research Law Librarian at the William A. Wise Law Library. Prior to this role he completed the law library's prestigious fellowship program, where he earned the position of Student Services & Outreach Law Librarian. As the Instructional Services & Research Law Librarian, he provides instruction for various legal research courses and one-off presentations, provides reference services, and works on various initiatives that are promulgated by the William A. Wise Law Library. Prior to this position, Professor Abdullah practiced law for five years in the state of Texas where he handled both state and federal cases. He is passionate about access to justice and the intersection of law & technology. His interests include hiking, technology, and yoga.


Glow Up Your YouTube Playlist: Video Bangers, Branding & More Educational Technologies, (with Havilah Joy-Steinmen Bakken, Rachel Evan, Valerie Horton & Jason Tubins) 27 AALL SPECTRUM 4 (2023).
Westlaw's Key Number System, 51 CO. LAW 8 (2022).
How Academic Law Librarian Fellowship Programs Benefit Participants and Sponsoring Institutions, (with Cody B. James) 27 AALL SPECTRUM 3 (2022).
A Novel Response, 50 Colo. Law. 8, 6-7 (2021).
Abdullah (with Jack A. Najarian, Jeffery Aresty & Kaliya Young), SSI and Digital Guardianship, in Self-Sovereign Identity: Decentralized Digit. Identity and Verifiable Credentials, A.7, Ch. 31 (Drummond Reed & Alex Preukschat eds., 2021) (appears in the digital Livebook edition).
Natural Language Searches on Legal Research Platforms, The Startup, (2020) (a magazine hosted on Medium).

Other Publications

Webinar Recap: Regulating Remote Work During the Pandemic and After: Global Perspective, DIPLAWMATIC DIALOGUES (2023).
Westlaw, Do Tell, NOTES BETWEEN US BLOG (2022).
The Measure of Government Speech, THE FACULTY RESOURCE CENTER (2022).
AI Writer: Generating the Future of Text, NOTES BETWEEN US BLOG (2022).
AI Writing Generators: The Future Or A Fad?, NOTES BETWEEN US BLOG (2022).
reMarkable: The Way We Change for Technology, NOTES BETWEEN US BLOG (2022).
Use of Dockets to Get the Snapshot of a Case, NOTES BETWEEN US BLOG (2021).
Diving Deep into Docket Reports, NOTES BETWEEN US BLOG (2021).
Recap on the 2020 Virtual Law Via the Internet Conference, DipLawMatic Dialogues (Oct. 2, 2020).
Abdullah et al., On Guardianship in Self-Sovereign Identity: Whitepaper v. 1.2, (2019).

Book Chapters

Abdullah (with Kaylan Ellis & Heather J. E. Simmons), The Profession of Law Librarianship, in Introduction of L. Libr., Ch. 1 (Zanada Joyner & Cas Laskowski eds., 2021).

Book Reviews

Abdullah et al., Keeping Up with New Legal Titles, 113 Law Libr. 51, 54 (2021) (reviewing Algorithms and Law (2020)).


Spring 2024 Foundations of Legal Research LAWS 5646-804
Fall 2023 Foundations of Legal Research LAWS 5646-801
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Fall 2022 Foundations of Legal Research LAWS 5646-801
Fall 2022 Specialized Legal Research: Selected Topics LAWS 6836-801
Spring 2022 Foundations of Legal Research LAWS 5646-803