Law Library Ranked 21 in the United States

March 29, 2010

The National Jurist ranked Colorado Law’s William A. Wise Law Library 21 out of 198 law libraries nationwide. This is a 14 spot jump since the last time law libraries were ranked in 2005. Read the article, "What makes a Great Library?"“This continued high, and improving, ranking is a reflection of the splendid Law Library faculty and staff, whose ensemble work keeps the Law Library running in a time of ever-constant change and challenge,” said Professor Barbara Bintliff, Director of the Law Library.The rankings are based the number of volumes and titles, student accessibility to study seating and library staff, and the number of hours the library is open each week. Wise Law Library has 741,500 volumes in its collection, and the library is open to students for more than 100 hours each week. The library also ranked 15th for the number of seats per enrolled students, with enough seats for 85% of the student body to be in the library at the same time. Along with Colorado Law students, staff, and faculty, Wise Law Library is open to members of the general public.