Library Faculty
Susan Nevelow Mart

Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor

University of Colorado Law School
223G Wolf Law Building
402 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0402
Office: 223G
Phone: (303) 492-1233
E-mail: susan.nevelow.mart@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Bio:
Susan Nevelow Mart joined the Colorado Law faculty in July 2011 as an associate professor and director of the William A. Wise Law Library. Her scholarly and teaching interests center on legal informatics. She has written and presented nationally and locally on legal information policy, national security and libraries, access to information, computer information retrieval systems, and legal research pedagogy. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and Analysis and Environmental Legal Research.

Professor Mart has been active in library associations and library education. She is the Chair of the American Association of Law Libraries Government Relations Committee, and she is active in advocating on information policy issues on behalf of libraries and the public. Professor Mart is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries Task Force on Law Student Research Competencies, and the chair of the Association's Academic Law Libraries Task Force on Identifying Skills & Knowledge for Legal Practice.

Before joining Colorado Law, Professor Mart served as the Faculty Services Librarian and adjunct professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to her work at Hastings, Professor Mart practiced law for seventeen years. Her law practice in Northern California Alameda County focused on construction litigation, complex real estate transactions, partnership and corporate dissolution, and fiduciary abuse of elders. She has been a certified specialist in airport construction law; a speaker on risk allocation and contract negotiation in business contracts; a speaker on mechanic's liens and stop notices; and a Continuing Legal Education teacher on patients' rights advocacy.

Professor Mart holds an M.L. I.S. from San Jose State University, a J.D. from Berkeley Law School at the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Articles

The Case for Curation: The Relevance Of Digest and Citator Results in Westlaw and Lexis,, 32 Legal Reference Services Q. 13 (2013).
The Relevance of Results Generated by Human Indexing and Computer Algorithms: A Study of West's Headnotes and Key Numbers and Lexis's Headnotes and Topics, 102 Law Libr. J. 221 (2010).
The Internet's Public Domain: Access to Government Information on the Internet, 12 No. 9 J. Internet L. 3 (2009).
The Chains of the Constitution and Legal Process in the Library: A Post-Patriot Reauthorization Act Assessment, 33 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 435 (2008).
Documents, Leaks and the Boundaries of Expression: Government Whistleblowing in an Over-Classified Age, 35 DttP: Documents to the People 30 (2007), reprinted in llrc.com.
Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed From the Internet Be Reclaimed?, 98 Law Libr. J. 1 (2006) (Law Library Journal Article of the Year).
Protecting the Lady from Toledo: Post-USA Patriot Act Electronic Surveillance at the Library, 96 Law Libr. J. 449 (2004) (Law Library Journal Article of the Year).
The Right to Receive Information, 95 Law Libr. J. 175 (2003).

Other Publications

Disappearing Government Information and the Internet's Public Domain, 36(3) Admin. & Reg. L. News 5 (Spring 2011).
Boulder Statement on Legal Research Pedagogy, The Conference on Legal Information: Scholarship and Teaching, University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado, July 21-22, 2010 (original drafter and signatory).
Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education, The Conference on Legal Information: Scholarship and Teaching, University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado, June 21-22, 2009 (original drafter and signatory).

Courses:

Fall 2014 Specialized Legal Research: Selected Topics LAWS 6836-001
Spring 2014 Specialized Legal Research: Selected Topics LAWS 6836-001
Spring 2013 Advanced Legal Research and Analysis LAWS 6886-001
Spring 2012 Advanced Legal Research and Analysis LAWS 6886-001