The Robert Crown Law Library is proud to host the J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship. The Fellowship honors Mr. Lomio’s extraordinary life and work at Stanford Law School, where he served for over thirty years as a consummate law librarian and a visionary leader.
The J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship aims to develop promising new professionals in academic law librarianship by supporting a career training program at the Robert Crown Law Library. The Fellowship provides valuable work experience and a stipend to a law school, library science, or archives student or recent graduate.
The Fellowship is intended to give candidates interested in law librarianship as a career an opportunity to apply and hone their skills and knowledge in an academic law library setting. Fellows, working under the guidance and supervision of our distinguished librarians, will learn about the overall functions, policies, and practices of the Robert Crown Law Library.
“[Paul] would send you things you didn’t know you would need—until you saw them.
Most shockingly, he knew that even when we didn’t tell him. It was a magical power…”
— M. Elizabeth Magill, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School
“Paul was always a great supporter of student work, always available and happy to set aside time to help us.”
— Michael Mestitz, JD ’15
“Paul was truly one of the greats. I’m grateful that I got to learn from him and have the pleasure of teaching legal research and writing with him. He was a model of kindness and professionalism. He always took the opportunity to do something extra and quite wonderful.”
— Elizabeth Pollman
“My favorite image of Paul is as the gentle civilizer of the workplace. His warmth, personalized kindness, words of encouragement, and wry sense of humor brought out the best in every member of the library staff. Paul cared for us as individuals, as well as employees… I am honored and grateful to have worked for such a wonderful boss.”
— Sergio Stone, Deputy Director, Robert Crown Law Library
“[P]romoting Paul to director of our library was probably the single best decision I made as dean…. That ethic of hard work and extraordinary service came straight from the top. It was a tone Paul created, expectations he laid down, and an example he set.”
— Larry Kramer, Former Dean of Stanford Law School
- Applicants must be a current graduate student or recent graduate (graduated within the past 2 years) of an accredited library science, information science, or archival studies program; or a current J.D. student or recent graduate (graduated within the past 2 years) of an ABA-accredited law school.
- Applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in law librarianship, demonstrated by appropriate or accepted coursework in their library, information science, or archival studies program; or completion of coursework towards a J.D. degree.
- Applicants must commit to either six consecutive weeks of full-time employment or twelve consecutive weeks of part-time employment as a Fellow. The duration of the Fellowship will be determined at the time of application and selection of the Fellow each year.
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
The J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship will provide a $6,000 stipend.
The J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship is open for both in-person or remote candidates, with a preference for in-person candidates.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a preference for applications submitted by April 22, 2022.
To apply, please complete the form below to submit the following items:
- Cover letter with statement of interest
- Current resume
- Contact information for three professional references (including email address and phone number)
Inquiries about the fellowship may be directed to:
Head of Reference, Robert Crown Law Library