Laura Ax-Fultz

Associate Law Librarian and Assistant Director, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library

Laura J. Ax-Fultz is an Associate Law Librarian and the Assistant Director of the H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library at Dickinson Law. In addition to her library administrator responsibilities, Ax-Fultz teaches legal research in the first-year curriculum, LL.M. Legal Research, and provides guest lectures in upper level courses. She also teaches in the Practice Oriented Research Tips and Training (PORTT) Certificate program. In addition, she provides research assistance on a wide variety of topics from general questions to specific guidance on the navigation of online resources. 

Ax-Fultz enjoyed a career in private legal practice in Pennsylvania, focusing on family law, criminal law, and appellate work. While maintaining an active law practice, she pursued a master’s in Library Science from Clarion University.

Ax-Fultz also held law librarian positions at Penn State Law and at the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Wilmington, DE.


Select Publications by Professor Ax-Fultz

Take Five for Customer Service

Igniting the Conversation: Embracing Legal Literacy as the Heart of the Profession

Basic Online Legal Research for Librarians

Laura Ax-Fultz

Email  lja10@psu.edu 

Phone  717-241-3541

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Education
J.D., Widener University

M.S.L.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania


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Research Interests
Legal Literacy

Access to Justice


Current Courses
Legal Analysis and Factual Persuasion (Research Component)

Introduction to U.S. Legal Research

Ax-Fultz's Publications

Take Five for Customer Service. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 4(1), pp. 4-19. (With Barbara Eshbach, Evonne Loomis, and Richard Miller, 2016).

Igniting the Conversation: Embracing Legal Literacy as the Heart of the Profession. Law Library Journal 107(3), pp. 421-439. (2015).

Basic Online Legal Research for Librarians. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 2(1), pp. 71-83. (2014).

PORTT: The Legal Research Certification Program at Penn State Law The ALL-SIS Newsletter 33(2). (2014).

Taking Legal Research Instruction to the Next Level with the National Legal Research Teach-In. AALL Spectrum 18(4), 2. (2014).