Professor Gras is an Associate Professor, and Executive Director of the Peter W. Rodino,
Jr. Law Library Center for Information & Technology. In her capacity as the Director
of the Rodino Center, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the law library and
legal practice and educational technology departments, including budget, strategic
planning, facilities, personnel, collections and archives, patron outreach, legal
practice technology and educational technology programming, and legal research instruction
and support. She teaches Technology for Evolving Legal Practice and Advanced Legal
Research and lectures on a variety of legal research topics. Professor Gras is currently
serving on the executive board of the Society of Academic Law Library Directors and
is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries.
Prior to joining Seton Hall Law, Professor Gras was the Acting Associate Dean of Law
Library and IT Services at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law.
She has held positions in the law libraries at the Georgetown University Law Center
and Brooklyn Law School and served as Law Librarian for the Office of the General
Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She received her J.D. from Saint Louis
University School of Law where she was the Managing Editor of the Saint Louis University
Public Law Review. She received her M.L.I.S. from Queens College (CUNY).
Becoming a Library of One, Law Libr. Lights (Winter 2018)
The Missing Piece: Teaching Cost Recovery as Part of Cost-Effective Research, 22 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 107 (2014) (Kathleen Darvil)
Navigating COVID-19 as a New Director, Southeastern Chapter American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (May
The Jail Mail Blues – How Law Libraries Support Access to Justice for Prisoners, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (July 2015)
It’s All About the Money: Rethinking the Way We Teach Cost-Effective Research, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (July 2013)