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Vicente Garces

  • Professor of Legal Research Instruction

University of California at Los Angeles, B.A.
University of San Francisco, J.D.
University of California at Berkeley, M.L.I.S.

Office: 355L
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Vicente E. Garces specializes in the area of legal research and teaches in the library’s legal research instruction program. His areas of specialized legal research interest include legal history, criminal law, criminal justice, and American Indian law. Professor Garces is responsible for selecting materials for the library’s collection; managing the library’s web site, and providing legal research assistance to the law school’s faculty, students, and other patrons of the library.

Professor Garces received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his J.D. degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Professor Garces served as Senior Reference Librarian at the University of Oregon Law Library prior to joining the University of Minnesota Law School library faculty in 1996. Professor Garces is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and has served on several AALL committees. He is a current member and past president of the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries.



  • Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries (William S. Hein, 2006) Carol Avery Nicholson, Ruth Johnson Hill and Vicente Garces
  • Survey on Collection Development Policies and Selection Practices (William S. Hein, 2006) Vicente Garces

Book Chapters

  • Minnesota Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, in State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies (Frank G. Houdek, ed., W.S. Hein, 2002) Vicente Garces

Journal Articles

  • The Recruitment of Minority Librarians: A Bibliography of the Literature, 1990-1998, 90 Law Library Journal 603 (1998) Vicente Garces

Book Reviews

  • Book Review, 16 Legal Information Alert 11 (Sept. 1997) (reviewing Public Records Online: The National Guide to Private and Government Online Sources of Public Records (Carl R. Ernst & Michael Sankey, eds., Facts on Demand Press, 1997)) Vicente Garces
  • Book Review, 14 Legal Information Alert 8 (Sept. 1995) (reviewing Kathleen Low, Legislative Reference Services and Sources (Haworth Press, 1995)) Vicente Garces

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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