Photograph: John E. Christensen.

John E. Christensen

Library Director
Professor of Law
B.S., Brigham Young University, 1971
J.D., University of Utah, 1975
M.L.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1976
Contact Information:
785.670.1658
Library Room 214F

Professor Christensen became director of the Washburn Law Library in 1979 and helped bring it into the information age. Today, Washburn Law enjoys a national reputation for leadership in the use of Internet and information technology to support legal research. The Washburn Law Library catalog was one of the first web-based catalogs of any law school in the world. The WashLaw Web is one of the premier legal Internet research services available to a worldwide audience of practicing and academic legal experts.

Prior to joining the Washburn Law faculty, Professor Christensen was a law librarian and instructor at the University of Texas School of Law and a law clerk for Justice J. Allan Crockett of the Utah Supreme Court. He is a member of the Utah State Bar and the American Association of Law Libraries.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Computers and Cyberlaw
  • Law and Religion Seminar
  • Law Practice Technologies