Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Full-Time Faculty

Francis R. Doyle

Title/s: Professor Emeritus
Director, Law Library (Retired)

Office #: N/A

Phone: 312.915.7197

E-mail: fdoyle@luc.edu


Professor Doyle joined Loyola as associate professor of law and director of the law library in 1978 after holding the position of head reference librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. His broad library experience included tenure as the law librarian for the Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Law Library Association and reference librarian at Harvard Law School. In addition to his administrative duties, he supervised and taught the legal research instruction for entering law students and taught a seminar in advanced legal research.


B.A., Boston University, 1983
J.D., New England, 1972
M.L.S., California Berkeley, 1972

Program Areas

Advanced Legal Research: Special Topics


Francis J. Rooney/St. Thomas More Award, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2003
Marion Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Law Libraries, 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award, Chicago Area Law Libraries, 2003

Selected Publications

Searching the Law: The States (Transnational, 4th Ed., 2003). This book is available to purchase at Amazon.com.
Searching the Law (Transnational, 2d Ed., 1999; 3d Ed., forthcoming)