Melanie Oberlin Knapp

Head of Reference and Instructional Services

M.L.S., University of Texas; J.D., University of Texas

Contact Information

  • Email: Send an email
  • Phone: 703-993-8111
  • Office: Room 140, Hazel Hall, Arlington Campus
  • Address: George Mason University School of Law
    3301 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201


Responsible for reference services to faculty, students, staff, alumni, attorneys, and the public, including oversight of the reference office and supervision of a full-time reference librarian. Plans, organizes, and provides legal research instruction to law students in the two-year LRWA program. Serves as liaison to the student journals, and provides legal research instruction in the Scholarly Writing program. Participates in collection development, provides reference assistance to library patrons, and serves as a liaison to law school faculty.