Lawrence Ross, J.D.

Larry Ross in blue collared shirt with striped tie
Head of Electronic Services, GW Law School Library & Faculty Member
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Areas of Expertise

  • Law Libraries
  • Legal Research
  • Ethics

Lawrence Ross is currently the Head of Electronic Services at The George Washington University’s Jacob Burns Law Library and an associate professor of advanced legal research at the George Washington University Law School. In addition, he teaches Legal Research and Writing in the Paralegal Studies graduate program in GW’s College of Professional Studies.

He was promoted to his current position in 2014 when he was working as the head of Instructional and Media Services, also in GW’s Jacob Burns Law Library.

Prior to that, he was a librarian at the Environmental Law Institute, a library technician for the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, and a library associate specialist at Brown University.

Professor Ross is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Law Librarians' Association of Washington, D.C.


  • J.D., Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Brown University


  • "Urbana-Champaign on the Potomac: The University of Illinois' LEEP Program," in Law Library Lights, vol. 44(5)
  • "Internet Selection Software and the Acquisition/Removal Distinction," in Journal of Information Ethics, vol. 9(2)

Classes Taught

  • Legal Research and Writing