Friday, September 14, 2012
San Diego (September 14, 2012) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Collections Development Librarian and law school alumnus Brent Bernau, '85 (JD), was profiled in an article that ran in the San Diego Daily Transcript.
The article highlights Bernau's career achievements including his recent tenure as vice president of the San Diego Area Law Libraries (SANDALL).
Bernau followed his heart. He began as a law librarian, dabbled in home improvement and real estate appraising and even owned his neighborhood coffee shop. But his passion for helping people brought him back to his first love: the law library.
"I didn't know anything about (the library profession) until I went to law school and was awarded work study," Bernau said. "It was enjoyable. I'd help people, and they (were) always so grateful."
In addition to his librarian duties, Bernau is a guest lecturer in USD classes, explaining legislative history per his former role as government documents specialist.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.