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Joseph F. Rice School of Law


Rebekah K. Maxwell

Title: Associate Director for Library Operations
Department: Law Library
Joseph F. Rice School of Law
Phone: 803-777-1725
Fax: 803-777-9405

1525 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29208


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Rebekah K. Maxwell


Rebekah Maxwell received her J.D. in 1994 from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, and her M.L.I.S. in 1995 from the University of South Carolina's Davis College of Library and Information Science in Columbia. She joined the Law Library faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1997 and served for six years as a Reference Librarian before becoming the Coleman Karesh Law Library's Associate Director for Library Operations in 2004. Prior to moving to USC, Ms. Maxwell was a research specialist with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough and the librarian for the Columbia office of Sinkler & Boyd (now Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.).

Ms. Maxwell teaches Introduction to Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research. Her research interests include intellectual freedom, advocacy for information issues and technology in the classroom.


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


  • “Refining a Service-Delivery System for Student-Edited Journals: Waking up from Groundhog Day — The Day After” with Katherine Danner Holtz, 21 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 7 (2011).
  • “Developing Partnerships with Student-Edited Journals or, Waking Up from Groundhog Day”, with Katherine Danner Holtz, 20 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 29 (2010).
  • “Flash and Substance: Blogs as Alternative Sources for Legal Information, The CRIV Sheet, The Newsletter of AALL’s Committee on Relations with Information Vendors”, Vol. 30, Issue #2, February 2008, at 9.
  • “Looking for Answers for Serving the Informational Needs of Prison Populations in South Carolina”, Palmetto Information Notes (Newsletter of the South Carolina Special Library Association), Vol. 21 No. 2, Fall 2006, at 7.
  • “Using Your Powers for Good: Advocacy for Information Issues”, with David Heisser, News from the South Carolina Library Association, Vol. 1, No. 3, July 2003, at 12.

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