Misty Peltz-Steele

Misty Peltz-Steele

Assistant Dean

Law School / Library



UMass School of Law 104


University of Arkansas at Little RockJD
University of Rhode IslandMLIS
United States Naval AcademyBS

Administrative Duties

Directs law library public services, coordinates technology initiatives, and serves as a reference librarian, faculty and legal clinic liaison, and in other administrative capacities.  


Misty Peltz-Steele has experience working as a law librarian in a law firm and academic law library. Earlier in her career, she practiced as a public interest attorney working for both a state public defender and a non-profit legal services organization. She gained particular expertise representing juvenile offenders, criminal clients during the appeals process, and low-income clients in family law and administrative proceedings. She also served as a naval officer for seven years prior to attending law school, where she managed divisions on two ships and worked for two years as a strategic planner at the Navy’s Pacific Fleet headquarters in Pearl Harbor. During law school, Misty served on law review and as an officer in the Student Bar Association and Black Law Students Association.

She is admitted to practice in the State of Arkansas and is a member of the American Association of Law Librarians and the Law Librarians of New England. A trained and experienced mediator, she has enjoyed working as a volunteer for local community mediation programs.

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