Published: April 2, 2012

Colorado Law mourns the loss of Jerie Torbeck, an alumna and former employee, who passed away in her home on March 23, 2012 at the age of 69. She had been battling bulbar onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since May 2011.

Torbeck received her JD from Colorado Law in 1989. She began her career at the University of Denver Law School, but eventually returned to Colorado Law to become the school’s Director of Admissions. She held the position until 1995 when she moved to Louisville, KY to become the Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Services at the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

Many of Colorado Law’s current employees had the pleasure of knowing and working with Torbeck and she will be truly missed. She will always be remembered for her unfailingly upbeat attitude and tremendous work ethic.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Torbeck's name to the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter at 2807 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.