Suzanne Thorpe is Professor of Legal Research Instruction, University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Thorpe earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, and she is recognized for her expertise in the area of legal research and library administration. She is the Associate Director for Faculty, Research and Instructional Services. She oversees all public and faculty services offered by the University of Minnesota Law Library. She provides legal research instruction and is also responsible for collecting Scandinavian legal materials for the Law Library. Professor Thorpe was appointed the inaugural Caroline Brede Scholar for 1999-2001.