Carla Wale

  • Associate Dean of Information & Technology
  • Director of the MLIS Law Librarianship Program, iSchool
  • Director of Gallagher Law Library
  • Teaching Professor


Phone: (206) 543-4089

Carla Wale


Ed.M., 2024, Harvard University M.B.A., 2020, Johns Hopkins University M.L.I.S., 2011, University of Washington J.D., 2006, Loyola University School of Law B.A., 2002, Washington State University

Recent Courses

LAW A 599 Legal Research Methods
LAW E 553 Technology Law And Public Policy Seminar
LAW P 507 Copyright Law

Carla Wale holds a joint appointment as a Teaching Professor in the School of Law and the Information School. She also serves as the School of Law’s Associate Dean of Information and Technology, Director of the Gallagher Law Library, and Director of the Information School’s M.L.I.S. Law Librarianship program.

Prior to joining the University of Washington, she served in various roles at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Courses taught by Dean Wale include Technology Law and Public Policy, Legal Research Methods, Advanced Copyright Law, Copyright for Information Professionals, and Foundations of Law Librarianship. Her scholarship focuses on organizational leadership and the intersection of information, technology and law.