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Edward T. Hart

Edward T. Hart, M.L.S., J.D.
Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Law Library

Assistant Professor Edward T. Hart is the Assistant Dean for Law Library. He oversees the services and collections of the Law Library, including legal research skills instruction. Before coming to UNT Dallas College of Law in August 2013, Hart was Head of Technical Services and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Edward Hart is a native of Valdosta, Georgia, where he graduated from Valdosta State University in 1992 before going on to the New England School of Law, graduating in 1999. He earned his Master's in Library Science from Simmons College in 2002 and an LLM in European Union from Northumbria University in 2006. He started his library career while attending NESL as a student assistant and later served as the Acquisitions and Collections Management Librarian (2000-2005). He then moved to the University of Florida where he started as Acquisitions Librarian (2005-2008) before his promotion to Head of Technical Services (2008-2013). While at University of Florida he also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Advanced Legal Research.

Hart is the author of the chapter “Technical Services 2.0” in Law Libraries in Digital Age.  He has published several articles that have appeared in such journals as International Journal of Legal Information, Legal Information Management, and Journal of Southern Legal History.

He has been a member of the American Association of Law Libraries since 2000. He was a Fellow of the AALL's first Leadership Academy in 2007. He served as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries in 2012-13 and chair of the Government Documents – Special Interest Section in 2014-2015. He is president of the Dallas Association of Law Libraries for 2016-2017. Outside of the legal community, he serves as the volunteer training chair for the Tejas Caddo District of the Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Stewart Caton

Stewart Caton, M.L.I.S., J.D.

Reference Law Librarian



Stewart Caton is a Law Librarian - Reference at UNT Dallas College of Law. Caton teaches legal research, and he provides reference assistance to students and faculty at the College of Law. Caton joins the College of Law from the University of Washington, where he was an intern in the law librarianship program. Prior to his internship, Caton worked at the Stanislaus County Law Library in California from 2012-2014. Caton received his Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, his J.D. from the University of Oregon, and his B.A. from California State University Stanislaus.

Caton began his law library career while a law student employed at the University of Oregon - John E. Jaqua Law Library. Soon after graduating, he began working at the Stanislaus County Law Library in his hometown of Modesto, CA, where he assisted judges, attorneys, and self-represented litigants. After spending two years at the County Law Library, he then completed a one-year internship at the highly regarded law librarianship program at the University of Washington, where, in addition to furthering his education, he provided reference assistance to the general public, students, and faculty. Caton spent an additional month interning at the University of California Berkeley Law Library, providing reference assistance and working on their digital scholarship repository. As the culminating project for his internship, he authored “Perspectives: Changes in Reference Assistance and Collection Development in the Digital Age” (forthcoming Legal Reference Services Quarterly).

Caton is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Dallas Association of Law Librarians, where he recently began serving as the archivist, and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries. His past memberships include the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the Council of California County Law Librarians.


Tracy Eaton

Tracy Eaton, M.S-LS., J.D.
Professor of Practice - Law Library

Tracy Eaton is a Professor of Practice - Law Library at UNT Dallas College of Law. She teaches both first year and advanced legal research, and provides reference assistance to students and faculty at the College of Law. Tracy holds a Master of Library Science from The University of North Texas.  She also holds a J.D., and an LL.M. in Taxation, from the University of Houston Law Center, as well as a B.S. in Business Administration from Trinity University.  She practiced tax law for almost ten years prior to becoming a law librarian. 

She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, and the Dallas Association of Law Libraries, and is a member of various committees for each.

Melissa Brand

Melissa Brand

Library Specialist


(214) 243-2415

Lewis Giles

Lewis Giles

Assistant Director of Library Services


(214) 243-1792