Linda Kawaguchi joined the faculty of Chapman University's School of Law as the new Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Library Director and Professor of Law in August, 2012. Professor Kawaguchi comes to the Harry and Diane Rinker Law Library with 20 years of academic law library experience that includes five years as library director at Gonzaga University School of Law, and positions at Berkeley Law at UC Berkeley, the Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington, and the University of Michigan. She has a master's degree in librarianship with a certificate in law librarianship from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law. She clerked for the Supreme Court of Idaho after graduating from law school.
She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools, and many other library and law related professional organizations. She has written and presented in the areas of advanced legal research, teaching critical thinking skills, and legislative intent. She teaches advanced legal research.