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Terrye Conroy

Title: Law Librarian Emerita
Department: Law Library
School of Law

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Terrye Conroy


Terrye Conroy serves as Assistant Director of Legal Research Instruction, coordinating the first-year legal research program. She received her J.D. in 1987 from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her M.L.I.S. in 2002 from the University of South Carolina’s Davis College of Library and Information Science.

Ms. Conroy joined the Law Library faculty in 2004. Prior to joining the USC faculty, Ms. Conroy served as Research Director for a Columbia, SC. law firm; taught legal research and writing and chaired the paralegal department at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach, SC; and practiced law in both the private and non-profit sectors. Her non-profit practice was in disability law.

Ms. Conroy teaches Introduction to Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research. Her scholarly interests include public access to legal information, legal research instruction, and special education law.


  • Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533)
  • Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534)


  • LRAW Research, the Legal Research, Analysis and Writing course’s online legal research textbook @ (password protected), 2013–present, with USC School of Law legal research faculty.
  • Introduction to the American Legal System. Chap. 1 and Legal Research. Chap. 2 in The Law and Special Education, 5th ed., with Mitchell L. Yell, forthcoming 2018; 4th ed., with Mitchell L. Yell (Pearson 2016); 3rd ed., with Mitchell L. Yell (Prentice Hall, 2012); Legal Research. Chap. 2 and Legal Research on the Internet. Chap. 3 in The Law and Special Education, 2d ed., with Mitchell L. Yell (Prentice Hall, 2006).
  • Thinking Outside the (Print) Book: Creating an Online Textbook for Your Legal Research Course, AALL Spectrum Online, October 16, 2014, with Alyson Drake.
  • Individualized Education Programs and Special Education Programming for Students with Disabilities in Urban School, with Mitchell L. Yell, Antonis Katsiyannis & Tim Conroy, 41 Fordham Urban Law Journal 669 (2013).
  • The U.S. Supreme Court and Parental Rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, with Mitchell L. Yell, Antonis Katsiyannis, and Terri S. Collins, 43 Focus on Exceptional Children 1 (October 2010).

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