Melissa J Bernstein

Curriculum Vitae

Melissa J Bernstein portrait
  • Director James E. Faust Law Library
  • Librarian, James E. Faust Law Library
  • Professor (Lecturer), College Of Law



Melissa Bernstein, library director and professor of law, joined the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2012. Prior to 2012, she served in various capacities including Head of Reference and Faculty Services at the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law. Professor Bernstein received a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She earned her M.L.I.S. from the Pratt Institute. Prior to her career as a law librarian, Professor Bernstein practiced corporate law at several law firms in New York and New Jersey, specializing in leveraged leasing. In addition to her administrative duties in the library, Professor Bernstein teaches legal research, specializing in corporate and business research.


  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Member, 06/2006 - present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member, 01/2012 - present
  • Utah Academic Library Consortium , Member, 07/2012 - present
  • Utah Library Association (ULA), Member, 07/2012 - present
  • Western-Pacific Chapter, American Association of Law Libraries (WESTPAC), Member, 07/2012 - present
  • Bar Memberships (retired status), New Jersey, New York , Member, 02/1996 - present