Chair, Job Security, Remuneration and Employment Practices Committee, 1970–73
Vice-Chair, Ethics Committee, 1973–75
Vice-Chair, Index to Legal Periodicals Committee, 1977–78
Chair, Indexing of Periodical Literature Committee, 1982–84
Member, Special Committee on a National Law Library, 1982–84
Co-Chair, International Law and Business Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 1983
Professional Honors and Awards
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2018
Selected Publications by the Inductee
“Legal Bibliography of Current Social Problems: The Environment, Race Relations, and Poverty,” Law Library Journal 64 (1971): 452–56.
Bibliographic Control in Law and the Environment: Surviving an Explosion. Exchange Bibliography no. 334. Monticello, IL: Council of Planning Librarians, 1972.
Legal Bibliography: A Critical Overview for Environmentalists. Exchange Bibliography no. 366. Monticello, IL: Council of Planning Librarians, 1973.
Clinical Legal Education: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Council on Legal Education for Professional Responsibility, 1974.
“Clinical Legal Education: History and Diagnosis,” Journal of Legal Education 26 (1974): 162–93.
“Clinical Legal Education and the Law Library,” Law Library Journal 67 (1974): 60–78.
“Sources of American Indian Law,” Law Library Journal 67 (1974): 494–527 (with Rennard Strickland, Hans Walker, Victoria S. Santana, and Larry Levanthal).
Omnibus Copyright Revision Legislative History, editor. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., 1976.
“Looseleaf Services.” In How to Find the Law, 7th ed., edited by Morris L. Cohen, 248–63. St. Paul, MN: West, 1976.
Student Problem Book to Accompany How to Find the Law, Seventh Edition. St. Paul, MN: West, 1976.
“Law Library Consortium Data Base Components and Standards Study Group Report,” Law Library Journal 70 (1977): 74–84 (with Dan F. Henke and Betty W. Taylor).
The Sovereignty of American Indian Tribes: A Matter of Legal History. Minneapolis: Minnesota Civil Liberties Union Foundation, 1979.
“Clinical Legal Education and the Law Library: An Update,” Law Library Journal 72 (1979): 75–79.
The International Legal Puzzle: How to Find the Pieces—AALL Institute on International Law and Business, University of Texas at Austin, June 22–24, 1983, edited by George S. Grossman and Claire Germain. Austin: University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library, 1983.
“The Totally On-Line Library: Northwestern’s Integrated Library System,” Law Library Journal (1984–85): 47–57.
“The Special Committee on a National Law Library: A History,” Law Library Journal (1984–85): 621–28.
“Programming for the New Law Library: An Overview,” Law Library Journal 79 (1987): 489–98.
“Housing Books,” Law Library Journal 79 (1987): 521–34.
“Big Questions, Big Decisions Loom in Law Librarianship,” Syllabus 18 (June-September 1987): 5.
“Scholars and the Constitution: Bibliographic Notes on Two Centuries of Scholarship on the Constitution of the United States,” Constitutional Commentary 5 (1988): 393–404.
“Indians and the Law.” In New Directions in American Indian History, edited by Colin G. Calloway, 97–126. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
“A Research Agenda for Law Libraries,” Syllabus 23 (Fall 1992): 8.
“Report on Law Libraries.” In The Law School and the University: The Present and the Future, 33–43. Indianapolis: American Bar Association, 1993.
Legal Research: Historical Foundations of the Electronic Age. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994.
“Inquiring Alumni Want to Know: Books or Technology,” Syllabus 27 (Spring 1996): 13.
“In Memoriam: Ellen Rausen Jordan, 1943–1996,” U.C. Davis Law Review 30 (1997): 619–21 (with Evelyn Lewis and Edward Rabin).
The Spirit of American Law. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.
“The Leader As Builder.” In Leadership Roles for Librarians, edited by Herbert E. Cihak and Joan Howland, 19–29. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., 2002.
“American Legal Lexicographers.” In Language and the Law: Proceedings of a Conference, edited by Marlyn Robinson, 63–91. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co. 2003.
“Art for Art’s Sake.” In The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader, 2d ed., edited by Roy M. Mersky and Richard A. Leiter, 159–65. Chicago: Alert Publications, 2005.
Selected Publications about the Inductee
George Grossman Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, May 4, 2017, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
Elaine Knecht, “Introducing the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees: George S. Grossman, Joan S. Howland, and Sally H. Wise,” AALL Spectrum 22 (July/August 2018): 44–45.
Patrick E. Kehoe and Judy C. Janes, “Memorial: George Stefan Grossman (1938–2018), Law Library Journal 110 (2018): 579–83.
Editor, American Bar Foundation, 1961–62
Administrative Assistant, California Law Revision Commission, 1962–63
Technical Processes Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1966–68
Associate Professor of Law and Law Librarian, University of Utah, 1968–70
Professor of Law and Law Librarian, University of Utah, 1970–73
Professor of Law and Law Librarian, University of Minnesota, 1973–79
Professor of Law and Law Librarian, Northwestern University, 1979–93
Professor of Law and Law Librarian, University of California, Davis, 1993–2007
Professor of Law Emeritus, University of California, Davis, 2007–present
B.A., University of Chicago, 1960
LL.B, Stanford Law School, 1966
M.S.L.S., Brigham Young University, 1971
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
Admitted to the practice of Law, California, 1966; Minnesota, 1974
Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, ABA, 1973–90
Editor, “Library Highlights,” Syllabus, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1984–2000
Chair, Committee on Libraries, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), 1988
Member, Committee on Archives, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), 1988–90
Member, Law School Facilities Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1988–92
Chair, Law Libraries Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1992–93