News & Events

04/03/2018 - 4:31pm

The CU Art Museum is displaying a fresh set of prints at the Wise Law Library. For the fourth year in a row, the museum is lending works from its permanent print collection for the enjoyment of the law library's patrons. This year's works include:

Second Floor

  • Robert Clark Indiana, Jenny Reefer
  • Robert Clark Indiana, Jo the Loiterer
  • Susan Port, Coast Salish, Face to Face

First Floor

  • Bradley Davis, Piñon
  • Josef Albers, Interaction of Color: XXI-1
  • Robert Motherwell, Pauillac #2
  • Frank Mechau, The Way Home
  • Gunther Gerzso, Castillo en el Aire , from the portfolio "Palabras Grabadas," with accompanying poem by Octavio Paz


  • Jim Dine, Imogen
  • Judy Rifka, Off the Wall
12/12/2017 - 5:38pm

The William A. Wise Law Library joined 12 other libraries, including the University of Colorado Main Library , to be a Preservation Steward of United States Government Information.  Under a Memorandum of Agreement signed with the Government Publishing Office, the law library has pleged to permanently preserve several government publications in its print collections.  The titles we have agreed to preserve are as follows:

  • Federal Register
  • U.S. Reports
  • Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Code
  • Revised Statutes of the United States
  • Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties

GPO initiated the Preservation Stewards program a year ago to ensure print preservation of historic goverment publications in different regions across the country. The Wise Law Library is proud to participate in this effort and to protect these valuable documents of American History.

11/07/2017 - 5:09pm

Congratulations to Karen Selden on her election the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries!

The American Association of Law Libraries is the national professional association for law librarians and legal information professionals.  Close to 1,200 AALL members participated in the election.

Karen will serve a 3 year term, starting in July of 2018 and running until 2021.  Her duties will involve working with the other 10 members of the Board to determine policy and strategic direction for AALL.

Way to go, Karen!  You make us proud.

08/14/2017 - 4:20pm

Kerri-Ann Rowe is the Law Library Fellow for 2017-2018. In her new role, Kerri will primarily assist with legal research courses and reference services. After completing her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, Kerri decided to move further west to practice law. She is looking forward to beginning her career as a law librarian.

04/28/2017 - 9:12am

The law library now has access to some of our most popular study aids online at (if you are off-campus you will have to login through the VPN first: see instructions here).

The online study aids available include the E&E series, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Law Outlines, and more. Unfortunately, the Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (Aspen Student Treatise) by Chemerinsky, which may appear listed under the Constitutional Law section of that site was not available; however, we do have copies on reserve in the library. Additionally, we will continue to have copies of these study aids and many others on reserve in the library. So be sure to check in at the Circulation Desk if you want to see other study aid options.

Also, don’t forget about CALI — available at (contact for the authorization code) — which has review materials and sample multiple choice questions to test your understanding. Please contact Nick Harrell,, if you have any questions or trouble accessing any of the above materials. And best of luck with finals.

04/17/2017 - 5:34pm

Erik Beck, Digital Services Librarian at the Wise Law Library, was one of five new members named to the Depository Library Council (DLC) by the Director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office.  The DLC is a 15-member body which advises the Director of the Government Publishing Office on policy matters relating to the Federal Depository Library Program.  Erik's term will serve a 3 year term on the Council where he hopes to advocate for a more open government and for public access to government information.

See complete GPO news release.

02/28/2017 - 4:29pm

Jill Sturgeon is the new Access Services Librarian at the Wise Law Library. In her new role, Jill will be responsible for managing circulation services and will participate in providing reference and research services to library patrons, as well as teaching legal research courses. After completing her J.D. at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Jill worked for several years as an attorney in Tucson, Arizona. Jill earned her M.L.I.S from the University of Arizona and previously worked in the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library. Jill has also spent time teaching college composition courses, and enjoys writing fiction in her spare time.

02/01/2017 - 10:37am

Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and visiting professor at the University of Colorado Law School has been nominated to our nation's highest court.  Judge Gorsuch is a truely exceptional member of the Colorado Law community.  The Wise Law Library warmly congratuates him on this highest of honors.

12/20/2016 - 10:40am

The Program in Jewish Studies, the William A. Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado Law School, and cosponsors at the University of Colorado Boulder will honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a public lecture by visiting scholar Professor Nils Roemer and the highly acclaimed international exhibit Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich. Both are free and open to the public.

Professor Roemer’s public lecture, “The Holocaust: Then and Now, Spanning the Void,” will take place Thursday, January 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in Wittemyer Courtroom (Room 101) in the Wolf Law Building on the CU Boulder campus, one day before International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27). RSVPs are appreciated as space is limited. Please email or call 303-492-7143.

The Lawyers Without Rights exhibit will be on display January 5 through January 30, 2017 in the William A. Wise Law Library in the Wolf Law Building on the CU Boulder campus. The exhibit is sponsored by the William A. Wise Library at the University of Colorado Law School and the CU Program in Jewish Studies, in conjunction with the American Bar Association and the German Federal Bar.

The Lecture

Professor Roemer’s lecture is the fifth annual event hosted by CU Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The voids and empty spaces in the Jewish Museum in Berlin evoke destruction and absence. The "Memory Void," one of the symbolic spaces on the grounds of the museum, which was designed by Daniel Libeskind, recalls the Holocaust as well as the many lives that might have been had the millions of people who died in the Holocaust lived to see another day. In his lecture, Professor Roemer will explore absences and voids as important aspects of remembrance. An awareness is apparent in communal and family remembrances but often obscured in public commemorations in museums and on Holocaust remembrance days. Professor Roemer will develop the theme of absence and advance models of remembrance that view the Holocaust as a past event within the context of an annihilated future.

Nils Roemer is the Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies and the Director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his PhD in History from Columbia University in 2000.

In addition to his numerous published articles, Professor Roemer is the author of Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith (2005) and The Story of Worms: German Cities – Jewish Memories (2010). He is currently finishing a book-length study on Central European Jewish travel writing in the 20th century.

Professor Roemer serves as a board member for the Leo Baeck Institute in London and is an external reviewer for multiple scholarly journals. He has received numerous fellowships, including from the Center for Advanced Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Exhibit

The Lawyers Without Rights exhibit has been shown in nearly 100 cities across Germany, the United States, and other parts of the world. The idea for the exhibit was conceived in 1998 when an Israeli lawyer asked the regional bar of Berlin for a list of Jewish lawyers whose licenses had been revoked by the Nazi regime.

“The regional bar decided not only to research a list of names, but also to try to find out more about the fates behind all those names,” said Axel Filges, past president of the German Federal Bar. “Some were able to leave the country after the Nazis came into power, but very many of them were incarcerated or murdered. The non-Jewish German lawyers of those days remained silent. They failed miserably, and so did the lawyers’ organizations. We do not know why.”

After the Berlin bar transformed its research into an exhibit, other regional bars began asking whether they could show it and add their own research.

“So, like a puzzle, a portrait of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Germany has emerged step by step,” Filges said.

For more information about the lecture or exhibit, please visit, or call 303-492-7143.