Kimbrough, Thomas C.

Associate Director for Public Services of the Underwood Law Library and Adjunct Professor of Law


Phone: 214-768-3978

B.S.F.S., cum laude, 1985, Georgetown University                                                                                        
M.L.I.S., 2006, University of Washington         
J.D., 1988, University of California at Berkeley

Prior to joining Southern Methodist University, Professor Kimbrough was a senior associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Korea practice groups at the Hong Kong office of Baker & McKenzie and an associate in the Corporate Finance, China, and Korea practice groups at the Beijing office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.  He teaches International & Foreign Legal Research. 

Primary Articles

“In-Class Online Legal Research Exercises: A Valuable Educational Tool”, 16 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing, 2008, at 112.
“Building a Chinese Law Collection in the Academic Law Library”, 25(4) Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 2006, at 37.
Co-Author, “Regulation S Safe Harbors for Offshore Offers, Sales and Resales”, Insights: Corporate & Securities Law Advisor, Aug. 1990, at 3.
Co-Author, “US-Quellensteuerpflicht fur Gewinnanteile an Personengesellschaften [U.S. Withholding Tax on Remittances to Foreign Partnerships]”, Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft [Law of International Economics and Business], Jan. 1990, at 42 (F.R.G.).


 “The Diplomat Librarian: Working with LLMs, International Scholars, Students, and Faculty.”  Program F-5 of the 105th Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries, Boston, July 2012.
 “Searching U.S. Legal and Government Information.”   Session 9.3 of the second China-United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries, held in Philadelphia, July 2011.
“Navigating Your Way to the Classroom: Law Librarians Teaching New Law School Classes.”  Program G-1 of the 103rd Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries, held in Denver, July 2010.
“Is the Law Student Pathfinder (Legal Research Guide) Assignment Broken?  If So, Can It Be Fixed?”  Paper presented at the University of Colorado’s Conference on Legal Information: Scholarship and Teaching, June 2009.
Moderator, “Panel Discussion: An Overview of the Exploration, Utilization, and Service of American and Chinese Legal Information Resources, with a Particular Emphasis on the Law Libraries of American and Chinese Universities.”  Concurrent Session IV of the first China-United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries, held in Beijing, May 2009.  


2009 “Spirit of the FCIL-SIS” Award (presented at the FCIL-SIS Business Meeting at the AALL Annual Meeting, July 2009).
Author, “Private International Law Research”, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), 2008.   
FCIL Schaffer Grant Selection Committee of the Foreign, Comparative & International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of AALL.  Chair (2007-08); Member (2006-07).
State Bar of California, 1988-