Jane Thompson

Associate Director of Faculty Services and Research

University of Colorado Law School
223M Wolf Law Building
402 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0402
Office: 223M
Phone: (303) 492-2705
E-mail: jane.thompson@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
M.L.L.   University of Denver College of Law   1984  
J.D.   University of Denver College of Law   1984  
M.A.   University of Denver   1978  
B.A.   University of Missouri   1977  
Jane Thompson has been with the Colorado Law Library faculty since 1987, leaving a position as an associate attorney with a Denver law firm. After serving seven years as the head of public services, she realized that the faculty needed more assistance with research. She created her current position as head of faculty services, and now supervises a technician who assists with faculty document retrieval and research requests. She has improved the overall quality of our scholarship by keeping abreast of, and participating in, the ongoing research and instructional projects of our faculty. Because, as she notes, "law is becoming more interdisciplinary," she continues to develop research skills outside of her core areas. Professionally active, Jane has served on several professional, campus and law school committees and has made presentations to the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and other groups.

Published Books

Thompson (with Barbara Bintliff, Alicia Brillon & Alan Pannell), Computer-Based Interactive Lesson (co-authored): Colorado Legal Research: Primary Source Materials, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (2009).


Subject Index, in Twenty-Five-Year Index, Volumes 51-75 (1980-2004), U. Colo. L. Rev. (2006).
Teaching Research to Faculty: Accommodating Cultural and Learning-Style Differences, 88 L. Libr. J. 280-87 (1996).
International Legal Research, CoALL Scuttle (Colo. Ass'n L. Libr.), at 18-58 (1996).

Book Reviews

Trials of the Century: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and the Law, 50(4) Reference & User Serv. Q. 402 (2011).
Rights of the Disabled, 48(4) Reference & User Serv. Q. 412 (2009).
The U.S. Supreme Court, 47(1) Reference & User Serv. Q. 91 (2007).
Defense and Security: A Compendium of National Armed Forces and Security Policies, 45 Reference & User Serv. Q. 338 (2006).
Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia, 42 Reference & User Serv. Q. 369 (2003).
Peter G. Renstrom's The Stone Court: Justices, Rulings and Legacy 2002, Am. Reference Books Ann. (2002).
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court, 40(3) Reference & User Serv. Q. 287 (2001).
Bruce Elliott Johansen's Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition, 38(1) Reference & User Serv. Q. 92-93 (1998).
Ronald J. Hy's & William L. Waugh, Jr.'s State and Local Tax Policies: A Comparative Handbook, 35 RQ 422 (1996).