John Beatty

man wearing glasses standing in front of a bookcase with legal books.

Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian

Research Focus: Legal Research, Legal Scholarship, Legal Technology

Links: Curriculum Vitae; SSRN    


542 O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Biography Publications

John R. Beatty is the Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library at the University at Buffalo School of Law. He administers the Law School’s institutional repository, Digital Commons @ University at Buffalo School of Law and advises on copyright and publishing.

Beatty’s research is focused on the role of citation in law, including scholarly publishing, case law, and law school rankings.

Before arriving at the University at Buffalo, Beatty practiced law with Melvin & Melvin in Syracuse, New York. His practice was focused on trusts and estates, but also touched on employment law, corporate law, and collections. He previously served as the Head of Media and Access Services at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Beatty holds a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.