Donna L. Nixon

Clinical Professor of Law
Electronic Resources Librarian

(919) 843-9280
4034 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research


Donna Nixon is Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Electronic Resources Librarian. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and Introduction to Law of the U.S. She manages the library’s databases of journals, electronic books and other resources and provides reference and research assistance to students, faculty and other patrons.

Professor Nixon received her law degree from Stanford Law School and her M.S.L.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduating law school, she practiced law in the licensing division of Pillsbury, Madison, Sutro. After obtaining her M.S.L.S. she served as a Reference/Access Services Librarian at UNC Law. She later served as Head of Reference Services at Duke University Law Library where she taught 1st year legal research. Upon returning to Carolina Law, Professor Nixon served as Assistant Director for Public Services for


  • M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • J.D., Stanford University