Susan Nevelow Mart named director of Wise Law Library

June 6, 2011

Boulder, Colo. – Susan Nevelow Mart has been named director of the William A. Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado Law School. Mart will begin her new role on July 15, 2011.

Mart comes to Colorado Law with more than ten years of library experience and 16 years as a practicing attorney. Most recently, she was the Faculty Services Librarian at the University of California Hastings College of Law, where she was also an adjunct professor teaching advanced legal research.  Mart began her career at Hastings College of the Law as a reference librarian and adjunct professor.

“Susan brings not only an extensive background in library sciences, but also an extensive background in the practice of law,” said Dean David Getches. “She is a wonderful complement to our outstanding library faculty.”

Mart was an associate attorney at Bell, Rosenberg & Hughes in Oakland, Calif. from 1984 to 1991, a law firm specializing in business, real estate, construction and insurance litigation. She then opened her own practice, where she worked from 1992 to 2000, focusing on real estate, business and construction disputes.

Mart obtained  a Masters in Library Science from San Jose State University in 2003. She received her Juris Doctor in 1983 from the University of California, Berkeley –Berkeley Law and a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1979.

She replaces Barbara Bintliff,who was director of the William A. Wise law library and a member of the faculty at Colorado Law for 25 years.  She retired from the law school in fall 2010 to become the director of the Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where she is also Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor of Law.

In 2010, The National Jurist magazine ranked Colorado Law’s Wise Law Library 21st out of 198 academic law libraries nationwide. 

About University of Colorado Law School

Established in 1892, the University of Colorado Law School (www.colorado.edu/law) is a top 25 public law school located at the base of the inspiring Rocky Mountains. Colorado Law’s 500 students, selected from among the statistically best applicants in the nation, represent 100 undergraduate institutions with a variety of diverse backgrounds. The school has dual degree programs in business, environmental studies, telecommunications, and public affairs. With a low faculty-to-student ratio, its highly published faculty is dedicated to interacting with students inside and outside the classroom. The school’s 8 clinics and 4 centers focus on areas of strength, including natural resources and environmental, American Indian, juvenile and family, telecommunications policy, and sustainable energy law. Colorado Law’s graduates are leaders in their profession and committed to public interest work.

 

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