Officers & Committees



Chair: Jennie C. Meade
Director of Special Collections
George Washington University
Jacob Burns Law Library
716 20th St, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-6857

Vice Chair: Sabrina Sondhi
Special Collections Librarian
Columbia Law School
Arthur W. Diamond Law Library
435 West 116 Street, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-5244

Secretary/Treasurer: Kasia Solon Cristobal
Reference Librarian
Tarlton Law Library
The University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 232-3801

Immediate Past Chair: Michael Widener
Rare Book Librarian
Yale Law School
Lillian Goldman Library
New Haven CT
(203) 432-4494

Newsletter Editor: Mark Podvia
Associate Law Librarian and Archivist
Dickinson School of Law Library
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 240 5015

Webmaster: Kurt X. Metzmeier
Associate Director
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Louisville
Louisville,  KY 40292
(502) 852-6082

Co-Webmaster: Laurel Davis
Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law
Curator of Special Collections
Boston College Law Library
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 552-4410

LHRB-SIS Committees

Executive Committee:

Jennie Meade, Chair
Sabrina Sondhi, Vice Chair
Michael Widener, Past Chair
Kasia Solon Cristobal, Secretary-Treasurer

Education Committee

Charge: Solicit, review, submit and rank proposals for Annual Meeting educational programming, including regular programs, workshops, roundtables and other educational opportunities.

Laura Ray, Chair
Warren Billings
Daniel Blackaby
Joe Custer
Fred Dingledy
Joel Fishman
Kurt Metzmeier
Mark Podvia
Michael Widener (LHRB-SIS Chair, ex officio)
Sarah Yates

Newsletter Committee

Charge: Responsible for writing and soliciting content for the LHRB-SIS Newsletter, published three times per year. Also responsible for compiling and mounting on the LHRB-SIS website an annual e-journal consisting of featured articles and book reviews from the Newsletter: “Unbound: An Annual Review of Legal History and Rare Books.“ 

Mark Podvia, Editor-in-Chief
Daniel Blackaby, Legal History Column Editor
Joel Fishman, Ph.D., Book Review Editor
Jennie Meade, Articles Editor
Kurt X. Metzmeier, Articles Editor and Webmaster
Kasia Solon Cristobal, Exhibits Column Editor
Linda Tesar, Acquisition News Editor
Michael Widener, Member News Column Editor
Sarah Yates, Special Collections Cataloging Column Editor

Publications Committee

Charge: Spearhead, review, and provide advice about print and electronic publication projects of the LHRB-SIS.

Joni Herbst, Chair
Glen-Peter Ahlers
Stacy Etheredge
Lucinda Harrison-Cox
Kurt X. Metzmeier

Morris L. Cohen Essay Contest Committee

Charge: Determine policies and procedures for the competition, publicize the competition, review essays and select a winner each year.

Marguerite Most, Co-Chair
Rob Mead, Co-Chair
Warren Billings
Laurel Davis
Mark Podvia
Laura Ray
Sabrina Sondhi