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 - Wisconsin; Advanced Legal Research - Administrative 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 program.

Ms. Darin graduated from the University of Michigan, with High Distinction, with a B.A. in History.  She 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 served on the commercial and residential property tax review board 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 earned a master's degree in library and information science in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and worked part-time at the Marquette Law Library.  She wrote the administrative law chapter in Wisconsin Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press 2011).  From 2009-2013, she was a reference librarian and taught legal research at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law before returning in 2013 to Marquette.  She has served on the American Association of Law Libraries Government Relations Committee (2012-2015), chaired the Law Librarians of Wisconsin (LLAW) Government Relations Committee (2015-2017), and is LLAW's current president.