Welcome to the Wise Law Library's Digital Archive.
The Digital Archive host collections of primary legal material such as case documents and statutes.

For publications produced by Colorado Law faculty members and research centers, please visit our institutional repository at scholar.law.colorado.edu.


Colorado Session Laws

This digital collection contains the session laws enacted by the Colorado Legislature starting with the first session of the Colorado Territorial Government in 1861. The William A. Wise Law Library has digitized the official session law volumes with permission from the State of Colorado. Each session law and each part of the session law volumes is presented as an individual document. Researchers can locate these documents using both basic and advanced search options. Construction of the collection is ongoing and new years are being added every month. Currently, the collection contains years 1861 - 1997.



Arizona v. California Collection

The Arizona v. California Collection at the William A. Wise Law Library contains more than 170 full-text, searchable pleadings, briefs, orders, transcripts, and reports from the historic, 12-year original proceeding in the U.S. Supreme Court filed by the State of Arizona against the State of California, which sought to clarify rights to the use of Colorado River basin water. The case culminated in a June 3, 1963 decision, reported in Arizona v. California, 373 U.S. 546, which was implemented by a March 9, 1964 decree, reported in Arizona v. California, 376 U.S. 340.

Colorado House and Senate Journals

The Colorado House and Senate Journals digital collections contains the complete volume of every journal from 1861 to 1992 held by the University of Colorado Law Library. The journals are searchable by year, session, chamber and keyword. Importantly, researchers can search for all occurrences of a bill number within journal volumes. This collection is linked to the Colorado Session Laws and together they can be used to conduct simplified Colorado legislative history research.




David H. Getches Collection

The David H. Getches Collection at the William A. Wise Law Library is dedicated to preserving and sharing Dean Getches’ tremendous legal and educational legacy, as reflected in his scholarship, academic speeches, congressional testimony, and litigation.

If you have questions regarding any aspect of the the Wise Law Library's online collections, contact the Digital Services Librarian at heather.hershey@colorado.edu.