Kevin Gerson, the Director of the UCLA Law Library, teaches Advanced Legal Research. Gerson received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and earned a Master's degree in Information Management and Systems from U.C. Berkeley. He graduated from UCLA, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Philosophy.
Prior to joining UCLA in 1998, Gerson worked as a tax associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Palo Alto and as a state tax analyst for CCH, Inc. His publications include: “Faculty Research Services at the UCLA Law Library,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology, vol. 18, pp. 53-61, December 2008; “Law Librarians Provide More than Mere Access to Information,” Law Library Journal, vol. 98(1), pp. 205-206, Winter 2006; contributor, Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians (Southern California Association of Law Libraries, Committee on Public Access to Legal Information, 4th ed., 2001); “Evaluating Legal Information Retrieval Systems: How Do the Ranked-Retrieval Methods of Lexis and Westlaw Measure Up?” Legal Reference Services Quarterly, vol. 17(4), pp. 53-67, December 1999; contributor and editor, CCH Multistate Corporate Income Tax Guide (CCH Inc., 1992—1997); contributor and editor, CCH California Tax Reporter (CCH Inc., 1991—1997); and contributor and editor, CCH Guidebook to California Taxes (CCH Inc., 1991—1997).