Heidi Frostestad Kuehl

Title: Associate Professor of Law
Office Location: Swen Parson 267D
Email: hkuehl@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-9493
Education: B.A., Luther College
M.A., University of Iowa
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law

Heidi Frostestad Kuehl joined the NIU College of Law in 2014 as an associate professor of law and director of the David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library. Professor Kuehl’s primary research and teaching interests are in foreign, comparative, and international law, international business transactions, law and technology and basic and advanced legal research.

Prior to joining the NIU College of Law, Professor Kuehl was the associate director for Research and Reference Services and Foreign, Comparative and International Law Library at Northwestern University School of Law’s Pritzker Legal Research Center in Chicago. After graduate school and law school, she worked at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee as a law librarian and an adjunct professor. Professor Kuehl has also taught international legal research at the John Marshall Law School (Center for International Law).

During law school, Professor Kuehl was the executive editor of publication of the Valparaiso University Law Review, studied abroad in Cambridge, England, was a member of the International Law Society, and also participated in the Jessup International Moot Court team. Professor Kuehl is a graduate of the Valparaiso University Law School and received her B.A. in Music Performance and English from Luther College in Decorah, IA. She also received her M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa while working at the University of Iowa College of Law Library.


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Books and Book Chapters


Law Reviews

Other Writing


  • Co-Presenter: "Student Assessment: Tips and Tricks from the Trenches," Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (January 2017).
  • "Blog Aggregators and Feeds: A More Efficient Way to Manage News and Legal Information," FCIL-SIS Electronic Interest Group Meeting (July 2006). 
  • Co-Presenter: “Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Collection Development,” American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting (Summer 2006).
  • Presenter: “Canadian Legal Research” with Mary Sexton, MAALL/MALL Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA (Fall 2004).

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Association of Law Libraries, Member
    • Awards Committee
      • Member (2011-2012)
      • Vice-Chair (2012-2013)
      • Chair (2013-2014)
    • Foreign, Comparative and International Law, Special Interest Section
      • Webmaster (2005- 2008)
      • Secretary/Treasurer (2008-2011)
      • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (2011-2012)
      • FCIL-SIS Chair (2012-2013)
      • Spirit of FCIL-SIS” Award (Summer 2007)
  • Chicago Association of Law Libraries, Member
    • Chair, CALL “Committee on Committees” for the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan
    • Co-Editor, “TechBuzz” in the CALL BULLETIN (2007-present)
    • Vice President/President-Elect (2009-2010)
    • President (2010-2011)
    • Past President (2011-2012)
    • Co-Chair and Member, Government Relations Committee (2005-2009)
    • Member, Placement and Recruitment Committee (2012-2013)
    • Co-Chair and Member, Continuing Education Committee (2013-present)
  • Law Librarians of Wisconsin (“LLAW”) (2002-2005)
  • American Society of International Law (2003-present)
  • Member of the Illinois Bar (inactive)