Nicholas Mignanelli is the Research & Instructional Services Librarian at Yale Law School. In this capacity, he provides research instruction and reference assistance to the Yale Law community. While he is available to consult on any and all research endeavors, he has extensive experience researching in the areas of constitutional law, critical legal theory, law and culture, legal history, race and the law, and statutory interpretation.
Nicholas joined the Lillian Goldman Law Library in January 2021. Before coming to Yale, he served as the Reference & Instructional Services Librarian and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Miami School of Law. He began his career as a Cracchiolo Law Library Fellow at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
A leading voice in critical law librarianship, Nicholas is the founder of the Research Crits Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). His articles on critical and critical race approaches to the legal research process have twice won the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers (New Members Division). Most recently, he was the organizer of “Critical Legal Research: The Next Wave,” a panel honoring Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic held at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.
Nicholas holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Arizona School of Information and a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. While a law student, he worked as a Rudman Summer Fellow at New Hampshire Legal Assistance and interned with the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights. He earned his B.A. at the University of New Hampshire, where he graduated cum laude and received the Malcolm & Virginia Smith Endowed Prize in Political Science. He is admitted to the bars of New Hampshire and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.