Joe Custer is Director of the law school's Judge Ben C. Green Law Library, and he teaches Advanced Legal Research and Electronic Discovery. His scholarship has primarily been in the areas of legal research, administration and issues pertaining to historical social justice.
Custer joined Case Western Reserve in 2015 after serving five years as Director of the Vince C. Immel Law Library and as a faculty member at the University of Saint Louis School of Law. He began his career in higher education as a tenured member of the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he worked for 15 years.
Before academia, Custer was The Director of Information Services/Attorney at Gage & Tucker in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States and state of Missouri bars. In addition to his JD, Custer holds a Master’s in Library and Informational Science and a Master’s in Business Administration.