Alex Zhang Assistant Dean for Legal Information Services and Professor of Practice

Phone: 540-458-8545


Office: 326 Lewis Hall 

Scholarly Commons

Area of Expertise

Public access to legal information; Legal research methods and methodology; Chinese law and research


BA, Nanjing University

MA, Tulane University

MSI, University of Michigan

JD, University of Kansas Law School


Zhang joined W&L in 2019 from Stanford Law Library, where she has served as Head of Public Services since December 2016. Before joining Stanford, she was a Senior Associate Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, where she taught Advanced Legal Research, managed Michigan Law Library's reference and information desk services, and developed the Library's print and electronic legal materials specializing in non-U.S. jurisdictions.

Zhang is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries. She chaired the Asian American Law Librarian Caucus in 2015-2016 and is the Immediate Past Chair of AALL's Foreign, Comparative, & International Law Special Interest Section. She is also a Board member of the Chinese-American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries.

Zhang's research interests include public access to legal information, legal research methods and methodology, and Chinese law and research. Her articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as Legal Information Management, Law Library Journal, International Journal of Legal Information, and Chinese Journal of Comparative Law.

Zhang received her J.D. from University of Kansas Law School, MSI from University of Michigan School of Information, and MA in Philosophy from Tulane University. She is a member of the State Bar of New York.