Susan Nevelow Mart

Professor and Director of the Law Library

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

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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. She was promoted to full professor in 2018.

Her scholarly and teaching interests center on legal informatics. She has written and presented nationally and locally on the effects of algorithms on legal research, legal information policy, national security and libraries, access to information, computer information retrieval systems, and legal research pedagogy. Her articles have been awarded the Article of the Year Award by Law Library Journal, law librarianship's premier journal, in 2004, 2007, and 2018. She teaches Writing and Research in the Regulatory Context, Advanced Legal Research and Analysis and Environmental Legal Research.

Professor Mart has been active in library associations and library education. She is on the Board of Directors of LawArXiv, the Society of American Law Library Directors, and the Legal Information Preservation Alliance. She is the Chair of the Government Relations Committee of the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and she is active in advocating on information policy issues on behalf of libraries and the public.

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 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 Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387 (2017).
From the Editor, 1 Legal Info. Rev. vii (2016).
[Dis]Informing The People's Discretion: Judicial Deference Under The National Security Exemption of the Freedom of Information Act, 66 ADMINISTRATIVE L. REV. 725 (2014) (with Tom Ginsburg).
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).

Book Chapters

Teaching the Benefits and Limits of Human Classification and Machine Algorithms: Theory and Practice, in THE BOULDER STATEMENTS ON LEGAL RESEARCH EDUCATION: THE INTERSECTION OF THE INTELLECTUAL AND THE PRACTICAL, Susan Nevelow Mart, editor. Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein Publishing, Inc., (2014).

Courses:

Spring 2019 ResearchWriting in Reg State LAWS 6223-801
Spring 2018 ResearchWriting in Reg State LAWS 6223-001
Spring 2017 ResearchWriting in Reg State LAWS 6223-001
Spring 2016 ResearchWriting in Reg State LAWS 6223-001
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