Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Head of Reference Services
- M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2014)
- J.D., Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)
- B.S., Marketing Comm. and Writing, Lit. & Publishing, Emerson College (2009)
Nicole Downing is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and
Reference Librarian at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library. She teaches
Advanced Legal Research and focuses her reference work on student services
through instruction and research assistance. She previously worked as the
Reference and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Miami Law
Professor Downing earned her B.S. in Marketing
Communication and Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College.
She then completed her J.D. at the University North Carolina School of Law.
While in law school, she was Executive Editor of The North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, which published
her article “Using Fair Use to Stop a Copyright Troll from Threatening
Hyperlinkers”. After law school, she earned her M.S.L.S. at the University of
North Carolina School of Information and Library Science and worked as a
Graduate Assistant at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library. Her master’s thesis,
"The UNC Law Library's Redaction of its Digitized Collection of North
Carolina Supreme Court Briefs: A Case Study” won the 2014 AALL/LexisNexis Call
for Papers in the Student Division.