Officers & Committees



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

Vice Chair: Kasia Solon Cristobal
Reference Librarian
Tarlton Law Library
The University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 471-7292

Immediate Past 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

Secretary/Treasurer: 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 

Newsletter Editor: Mark Podvia
Head of Public Services and Instruction and Special Collections Librarian
West Virginia University College of Law
101 Law School Drive
P.O. Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304) 293-6786

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:

Sabrina Sondhi, Chair
Kasia Solon Cristobal, Vice Chair
Jennie Meade, Immediate Past Chair
Laurel Davis, 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
LHRB-SIS Chair, ex officio
Warren Billings
Joseph Custer
Fred Dingledy
Stacy Etheredge
Joel Fishman
Jennie Meade
Kurt Metzmeier
Mark Podvia
Sabrina Sondhi
Michael Widener

Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition Committee

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

Marguerite Most, Co-Chair 
Timothy Kearley, Co-Chair 
LHRB-SIS Vice Chair, ex officio
Warren Billings 
Laurel Davis
Mark Podvia 
Laura Ray 
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
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

Outreach Committee

Charge: Manage and implement LHRB's promotional activities at Annual Meetings, including event planning, the LHRB table, signage, and other initiatives relating to LHRB outreach.  

Elizabeth Hilkin, Chair
LHRB-SIS Vice Chair, ex officio
Ryan Greenwood
Karen Wahl 

Publications Committee

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

Scott Pagel, Chair
Glen-Peter Ahlers
Stacy Etheredge
Kurt X. Metzmeier

Rare Book Cataloging Roundtable Committee

Charge: Organize and manage the Rare Book Cataloging Roundtable at the Annual Meeting, working with the Outreach Committee where necessary to publicize the event.  
Susan Karpuk, Chair
Robert Steele
Sarah Yates