Deborah Darin

Student Services Librarian & Adjunct Professor of Law
(414) 288-6354
Areas of Law:

Areas of Law::

Professional Memberships: 
American Bar Association, American Association of Law Libraries, the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, and the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin
Current Courses:
Advanced Legal Research
Other Courses Taught: 
Advanced Legal Research courses: Administrative Law, Federal Law, Wisconsin Law


Deborah Darin is the student services librarian at Marquette University Law School. In addition to reference services and faculty research assistance, she provides support to the Marquette law journals. She teaches advanced legal research courses and legal research in the first-year Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) program.

Ms. Darin graduated from the University of Michigan magna cum laude with a B.A. in History and received her J.D. from Wayne State University.  As a public interest lawyer in Michigan, she supervised clinic students at the Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit and represented UAW workers for the UAW Legal Services Plan. After moving to Wisconsin, Ms. Darin was an attorney for the non-profit Citizens for a Better Environment, participating in air regulations litigation, Community-Right-to-Know suits, and takings litigation. She was appointed and served on the tax board of review at the City of Milwaukee, the City of Milwaukee Board of Zoning, and for ten years was an adjudicator on the City's civil service commission, including five years as its president.

Ms. Darin got a master's degree in library and information science in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She worked part-time at the Marquette Law Library and wrote the administrative law chapter in Wisconsin Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press). From 2009-2013, she was a reference librarian and legal research instructor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, returning to Marquette in the summer of 2013. She served on the American Association of Law Libraries Government Relations Committee (2012-2015) and is a past president of the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin.