Dana Neacsu

  • Reference Librarian and Lecturer in Law


Dana Neacsu is a lecturer in law at Columbia University and a reference librarian at the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library.  

Every fall semester Dana co-teaches introductory legal research classes in the 1L-Legal Practice Workshop and LLM Legal Research and Writing. In addition, she conducts a weekly case law research workshop. In the spring, as needed, she participates in the library team-taught Advance Legal Research seminar.  

In the spring, she will teach Environmental Law and Policy at Barnard College - course co-taught, until now, with Dr. Peter Bower.   


LL.B. - Bucharest School of Law;

D.E.A - Caen - School of Law and Political Science; 

LL.M. - Harvard Law School;

 M.L.S. - The City University of New York;

Ph.D. - SC&I, Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Dana's Ph.D. thesis focused on the impact of fake news, Political Satire and Political News: Entertaining, Accidentally Reporting or Both? The Case of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 

Representative Publications:

The Bourgeois Charm of Karl Marx & the Ideological Irony of American Jurisprudence (forthcoming, Brill 2020).

Introduction to U.S. Law, Policy and Research – An Environmental Perspective (co-author Peter Bower, Vandeplas Publishing 2019).

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identities and the Law: A Research Bibliography (co-editor-in-chief, David B. Holt, Hein, 2018) (forward by Suzanne B. Goldberg).