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Drake law librarians
offer a research refresher.
Most law librarians work at law schools, law firms, corporations, state, county and court law libraries, and companies selling legal information products. According to data from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), about one-third of law librarians have a JD. An “overwhelming majority” have an MLS (master of library science).
Some law school libraries are beginning to advertise positions for people who only have a JD or who have a JD and have started an MLS program, but AALL indicates those job openings are definitely the exception.
2011 AALL data shows average annual salaries for different types of law librarians. The range reflects the variety of professional positions available in each library, from generalist to director.
- Private firm/corporation: $46,314 to $115,038
(plus average annual bonuses from $2,110 to $9,882)
$46,622 to $154,253
- State, county and court:
$54,861 to $96,251