Joan HowlandProfessor Joan S. Howland is the Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Information & Technology, and Director of the Law Library at the University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Howland’s teaches American Indian Legal History and Law in Cyberspace. Her scholarship focuses on American Indian law and culture, cyberlaw, equine law, business management, legal research methodologies, and law librarianship. Professor Howland is the treasurer of the American Indian Library Association. She also is active in the American Association of Law Schools, the Law School Admissions Council, the American Association of Law Libraries, and the American Indian Library Association.   Professor Howland  served on the ABA Accreditation Committee from 2001 - 2005, and is currently a member of the ABA Council.  She is a member of the American Law Institute. In 2003, she received the “Spirit of Law Librarianship” award for her volunteer work with American Indian populations and with indigenous communities in South America.  In addition to a J. D. and a M.L.I. S., Professor Howland has earned master’s degrees in history and business administration.  Prior to joining the faculty at Minnesota, she held administrative positions in the law libraries at U.C. Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford.
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