Myra Kathleen Saunders

Associate Dean and Professor-in-Residence Emerita

  • B.A. UC Berkeley, 1972
  • M.L.S. USC, 1973
  • J.D. University of San Diego, 1979
  • UCLA Faculty Since 1989

Myra Saunders joined UCLA in 1983 as Associate Law Librarian for Public Services. In 1989, she was appointed Law Librarian and Professor-in-Residence. In 1998, she was appointed Associate Dean.  Professor Saunders served as Law Librarian until 2006, when she stepped down to devote more time to law school administrative issues, largely in the areas of strategic planning and academic personnel. 

Before coming to UCLA, Professor Saunders held law librarian positions at the University of San Diego, Whittier College School of Law, and UC Berkeley. She has taught both legal bibliography and law librarianship at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Professor Saunders has written several articles on legal research and California legal history.

Bibliography

  • Articles And Chapters
    • California Legal History Revisited: Researching the Spanish, Mexican and Early American Periods (with Jennifer Lentz), in Prestatehood Legal History: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia, (edited by Michael Chiorazzi, Routledge, 2006).
    • California Legal History: The California Constitution of 1849, 90 Law Library Journal 447-80 (1998).
    • California Legal History: The Legal System Under the United States Military Government, 1846-1849, 88 Law Library Journal 488-522 (1996).
    • California Legal History: A Review of California's Spanish and Mexican Legal Institutions, 87 Law Library Journal 487-514.
  • Other
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 84 Law Library Journal 215-28 (1992).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 83 Law Library Journal 599-614 (1991).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 83 Law Library Journal 195-209 (1991).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 82 Law Library Journal 627-45 (1990).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 82 Law Library Journal 197-208 (1990).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 81 Law Library Journal 623-35 (1989).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 81 Law Library Journal 156-76 (1989).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 80 Law Library Journal 539-49 (1988).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 80 Law Library Journal 159-69 (1988).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 79 Law Library Journal 599-609 (1987).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 79 Law Library Journal 151-62 (1987).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 78 Law Library Journal 585-98 (1986).
    • Questions and Answers (with Youmans and Howland), 78 Law Library Journal 203-12 (1986).
    • Computer-Assisted Legal Research; program materials (with Weir, Winson, and Young), in California Continuing Education of the Bar 31st Annual Program (Continuing Education of the Bar, 1985).
    • New Techniques in Legal Research; program materials (with Youmans, Weir and Fleming), in California Continuing Education of the Bar 27th Annual Program (Continuing Education of the Bar, 1981).