Edward Hart


Assistant Dean

College of Law

Edward T. Hart joined the UNT Dallas College of Law in 2013 and currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Law Library and Professor of Practice. Prof. Hart oversees the services and collections of the Law Library, including legal research instruction.

Prof. Hart received his JD from New England School of Law.  He also earned his Master's in Library Science from Simmons College and an LLM in European Union Law from Northumbria University.  His undergraduate degree in History was earned at Valdosta State University.

Before coming to UNT Dallas College of Law, Prof. Hart was Head of Technical Services and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law. Prior to Florida, he started his law library career while attending NESL as a student assistant and later served in the same library as the Acquisitions and Collections Management Librarian.

Prof. Hart is the author of the chapter “Technical Services 2.0” in Law Libraries in Digital Age.  He published several articles on law librarianship and law libraries’ collection development in the International Journal of Legal Information and Legal Information Management, as well as a legal history piece in the Journal of Southern Legal History.

He has been a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) since 2000. He was a Fellow of the AALL's first Leadership Academy in 2007. He served as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) and later as president of the Dallas Association of Law Libraries (DALL). He was chair of the Society of Academic Law Library Directors.  His AALL service includes being a member of the Editorial Board for the Law Library Journal and currently as vice-chair/chair-elect of the Leadership Development Committee.  His longest professional service, since 2007, is as Chair of the Publications Committee of the Government Documents Special Interest Section of AALL, where he oversees the updating of the State Documents Bibliographies, which are published on HeinOnline.