Steven A Mitchell is a Research and Instructional Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, where he provides research assistance and develops the Library's foreign and international collection. He earned his B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania; his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Journal of Law & Liberty; and his M.S. in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute. Prior to coming to Yale, he was Research, Instruction, and Rare Books Librarian at Notre Dame Law School.
Throughout his time in higher education, both as a student and in his professional career, he has studied and supported a range of academic disciplines. This has given him a strong interest in interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to legal research. His interests include foreign and comparative law; the history and linguistics of legal information; the popular communication of law; legal history; law, literature, and satire; and the mutual influence between law and religion in the medieval and early modern periods.