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Areas of Expertise:

  • Legal Research






Stephen Parks


Research, Instructional Services & Circulation Librarian

Director: Judicial Data Project and Legislative History Project


  • B.S., East Carolina University
  • J.D., Mississippi College School of Law
  • M.L.I.S., University of Southern Mississippi, In Progress



  • Poster Presentation, Using Research Plans as a Method of Evaluating Student Peformance in Legal Research, American Association of Law Libraries 106th Annual Meeting and Convention, Summer 2013
  • A Bibliometric Study of LIS Literature Related to Academic Law Librarianship, 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Summer 2013
  • Poster Presentation, Bringing Mississippi's Leaders into the Homes of its Citizens, American Association of Law Libraries 105th Annual Meeting & Convention, Summer 2012.
  • The Judicial Database and How It Can Assist Your Litigation Preparation, before the 2nd Annual: ALL RISE! What Judges Want You to Know CLE, Rankin County Bar Association, Summer 2012.
  • Online Legal Research Materials, 1 hour of instruction before the Mississippi Judicial College and Mississippi Justice Court Judges Association, Fall 2011. 
  • Free Online Legal Resources, 30 minutes of Appellate Courts CLE 2011 presentation before the Mississippi Supreme Court and Mississippi Court of Appeals clerks and staff attorneys.
  • Panelist, Dear President Obama, Deliver the Birth Certicicate...But Only If, LatCrit XV Conference, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Colorado, October 2010. 


Publications, Papers, and Works in Progress:

  • Mississippi Rules Annotated, Appellate Rules Chapter Update, 2011-2012 (Spring 2013)
  • Fulfilling the Need for Legislative History: The Legislative History Project, 59:3 The Mississippi Lawyer (Spring 2013)
  • Bringing Mississippi’s Government into the Homes of its Citizens: The Mississippi College Law Library’s Legislative History Project, 76:1 Mississippi Libraries (Spring 2013), 
  • Book Review, Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds, published by AALL Spectrum Book Reviews (June 2012).
  • Book Review, Trademark Surveys: A Litigator's Guide, published by AALL Spectrum Book Reviews (January 2012).
  • Judicial Data for Mississippi's Appellate Cases: One Mississippi Library's Experience in Opening up the State Judiciary to Greater Access by the Library Patron, 59:3 The Southeastern Librarian 10 (Fall 2011).
  • Judicial Data for Mississippi's Appellate Cases: At the Fingertips of the Practitioner and the Public, 36:2 Southeastern Law Librarian 3 (Spring 2011).
  • The Birthers' Attacks and the Judiciary's Article III "Defense" of the Obama Presidency, 38 Southern University Law Review 179 (Spring 2011).


Memberships and Admissions:

  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • Southeastern Association of Law Libraries
  • Mississippi Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • State Courts of Mississippi