Sarah Glassmeyer

Sarah Glassmeyer

Sarah Glassmeyer is the Director of Content Development for Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) in Chicago, Illinois. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her Master of Library Science from Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.

Since 2005, Glassmeyer has been an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and has served on numerous committees of that organization. She has written and presented extensively on topics relating to legal research and technology.

Columns by Sarah Glassmeyer

Disruption in the Legal Industry: A Librarian’s Perspective

Justia guest columnist, law librarian, and attorney Sarah Glassmeyer comments on the increasing privatization of legal research materials, leading many legal sources to be inaccessible to the poor and even the middle class. Glassmeyer argues that the current state of legal publishing needs to be disrupted, for it is badly broken. She urges that access to primary legal content, without additional original content attached, should be free to all—especially in an era where, she notes, 80 percent of people who want legal representation cannot afford it. Glassmeyer notes that instead of providing increased access, some companies try to privatize primary legal content using a variety of strategies.