George S. Grossman, 1938–2018

Hall of Fame Induction: 2018

Significant AALL Service

  • 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.

Professional Positions

  • 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

Education

  • 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
  • Westlaw Advisory Board, 1992–94