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B.A., University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

M.Litt., University of St Andrews, with distinction

M.S.L.I.S., The Catholic University of America

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Seth Brostoff

Foreign, Comparative, & International Law Librarian


Seth Brostoff is the Law Center’s librarian for foreign, comparative and international law and oversees the Law Library’s Tucker Civil Law Collection.  He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was articles editor for the Virginia Tax Review and features editor for the Virginia Law Weekly.  Between 2009 and 2014, he practiced corporate and bankruptcy law in Delaware.

Courses Taught

Foreign & International Legal Research

Selected Publications

The Encyclopedist Code: Ancien Droit Legal Encyclopedias and their Verbatim Influence on the Louisiana Digest of 1808, 13 J. Civ. L. Stud. 34 (2020)

The Spanish Craze in American Comparative Law and the Formation of Mixed Legal Systems in Puerto Rico and the Philippines, 1898-1918, 34 Tul. Euro. & Civ. L.F. 33 (2019)

F.L. Joannini’s Spanish-English Civil Code Translations in Context, 11 J. Civ. L. Stud. 105 (2018)