Darla Jackson is the Director of the University of South Dakota McKusick Law Library. Prior to joining USD, she served as the Associate Director of the Oklahoma City University Law Library and Director, Certificate in American Law Program. Before beginning her career in legal education, she served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force. During her service in the Air Force, she was stationed at numerous bases and performed a variety of military justice, international operations, and civil law (government procurement) functions. Additionally, she taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy Department of Law.
US Military Justice, The Influence of Technology on the Legal Profession, Empirical Legal Research, Legal Research Instruction - US & Foreign Comparative and International Law, International Commercial Arbitration, International Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Native American Law. She has published on these topics in a variety of journals and publications.
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- Jackson, Darala. Can Lawyers Be Luddites? Adjusting to the Modification of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct Regarding Technology, 84 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2637-2642..
- Jackson, Darala. Lawyers Can't Be Luddites Anymore: Do Law Librarians Have a Role in Helping Lawyers Adjust to the New Ethics Rules Involving Technology, 105 Law Library Journal 395-404..
- Jackson, Darala. Oklahoma Legal Research. Carolina Academic Press, 2013.
- Jackson, Darala. Thinking About Technology -- Steve Jobs Was Right About HTML5, but Was He Right About Digital Publishing? 104 Law Library Journal 461-470..
- Jackson, Darala. At Ease: A Primer for Legal Research Related to Military Law Issues 82 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2759-2763..
- Jackson, Darala. Thinking About Technology -- Watson, Answer Me This: Will You Make Librarians Obsolete or Can I Use Free and Open Source Software and Cloud Computing to Ensure a Bright Future? 103 Law Library Journal 497-504..
- Jackson, Darala. Thinking About Technology - Standard Bar Codes Beware- Smart Phone Users May Prefer QR Codes, 103 Law Library Journal 153-158..
- Jackson, Darala. Thinking About Technology - 2010: The Year of the IPAD? 102 Law Library Journal 513-520..
- Jackson, Darala. Book Review - The Human Right to a Green Future: Environmental Rights and Intergenerational Justice, 101 Law Library Journal 386-387..
- Jackson, Darala. Book Review - Political Rights under Stress in 21st Century Europe 36 International Journal of Legal Information 101..
- Jackson, Darala. Empirical Legal Research, a Growing Area of Service for US Law Librarians 16 Australian Law Librarian 54-58..
- Jackson, Darala. Teaching Effective Legal Research in The Law School Librarian's Role as an Educator: Leading Librarians on Adapting to New Technologies, Maximizing Research Skills, and Helping Students Transition from Law School to Law Firm. Aspatore Books, 2008.
- Jackson, Darala. Book Review - Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration 25 Legal Information Alert 10-11..