Larry B. Wenger

  • Professor Emeritus

Larry B. Wenger served as a law librarian and professor of law at the Law School from 1976-2002, and now teaches Historic Preservation Law. Wenger came to Virginia after spending two years at the Harvard University Law School and seven at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was law librarian and associate professor of law. He has served as a consultant to the Indiana Supreme Court, the Virginia attorney general's office, and the law schools and law libraries of several institutions, such as Cornell, Loyola, and Ohio State.

Wenger is active in a number of organizations involved with issues pertaining to law libraries and legal information, particularly the American Association of Law Libraries and the International Association of Law Libraries. He served as president of the International Association of Law Libraries from 1995-2001, and as a member of its Board of Directors from 1991-2004. In those roles, he worked to diversify the membership of the organization and encouraged law libraries in developing countries.

Wenger has been involved with historic preservation law for approximately 25 years, and has taught or co-taught the seminar on historic preservation law since 1992.  He is currently executive director of the National Center for Preservation Law.

Education

  • J.D.
    University of Washington School of Law
    1967
  • M.L.S.
    Simmons College
    1969
  • B.A.
    University of Washington
    1964

Books

World Trade Without Barriers: The World Trade Organization (WTO) and Dispute Resolution (with Kenneth R. Redden & Frank Warren Swacker), Michie Butterworth (1995).
Marine Affairs Bibliography: A Comprehensive Index to Marine Law and Policy Literature (edited with Christian L. Wiktor)12-13 , Marine Affairs Bibliography: A Comprehensive Index to Marine Law and Policy Literature (1993).

Book Chapters

Why Microforms in Law Libraries?, in Courts, Law Libraries and Legal Information in a Changing Society, International Association of Law Libraries, 148-163 (1984).
Communications and Public Relations (with O. James Werner), in Law Librarianship: A Handbook, American Association of Law Libraries, 145-173 (1983).

Articles & Reviews

WTO & ADR (with Kenneth R. Redden & Frank Warren Swacker), Dispute Resolution Journal 35- (2000).
WTO & ADR, Dispute Resolution Journal 35-38, 81 (2000).
Review of Annual Review of Ocean Affairs (reviewing Annual Review of Ocean Affairs) Legal Public Preview 13 (1990).
Review of Eure (ed.), A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia (reviewing John D. Eure, A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia) Virginia Bar Association Journal 22 (1989).

Op-Eds, Blogs, Shorter Works

President’s Report, International Journal of Legal Information xxiii-xxiv (2000).
IALL at 40, 27 International Journal of Legal Information 1-4 (1999).
President’s Report, 27 International Journal of Legal Information xli-xliv (1999).
Law Library Begins the 1990s, Virginia Law School Report 17-20 (1990).
The Library: Three-and-a-Half Decades of Change, Virginia Law School Report 37-39 (1977).

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