Keith Klein


Experiential Learning Services Librarian

Keith Klein

Keith Klein is the Experiential Learning Services Librarian for the D'Angelo Law Library. Keith coordinates the Law Library's reference and instruction services to the Law School's clinics and other experiential learning programs. He is also a member of D'Angelo's reference librarian team, offering reference assistance, research consultations, resources and guides, and presentations and instruction sessions for the Law School community.

Before becoming a librarian, Keith practiced law for nine years as an Associate and then Counsel in the Business Litigation department at Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago. While there, he maintained an active pro bono practice focused on protecting immigrants' rights.

Keith is an active member of the Chicago Association of Law Librarians and the American Association of Law Librarians. He is admitted to the Illinois Bar (inactive).


Keith received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and French, with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD, cum laude, from the Northwestern University School of Law. While in law school, Keith served as a student attorney in Northwestern Law's Civil Litigation Clinic, was an associate editor for the Northwestern University Law Review, participated in a public interest practicum, and was a judicial extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert of the Northern District of Illinois.