Adjunct Faculty
Chief Justice Nancy Rice

Adjunct Faculty / Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court

Colorado Supreme Court
CO State Judicial Bldg.
Denver, CO  80203
Phone: (303) 861-1111
E-mail: nancy.rice@judicial.state.co.us

Personal Link:

http://www.courts.state.co.us/supct/justices/rice.htm

Educational Background:
J.D.   University of Utah College of Law   1975  
B.A.   Tufts University   1972  
Bio:

CAREER
Appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court on August 5, 1998. Denver District Court Judge, 1987 to 1998. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado, 1977 to 1987. Deputy Chief of Civil Division of U.S. Attorney's Office from 1985 to 1987. Deputy State Public Defender, Appellate Division, From 1976 to 1977. Law clerk for Judge Fred Winner, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1975 to 1976. Adjunct Professor of Law, trial advocacy, University of Colorado School of Law, 1987 to present.

PROFESSIONAL
Member, Denver, Colorado, and Women's Bar Associations. Elected member of CBA Board of Governors, 1990-1992. Appointed member of CBA Executive Council, 1991-1992. Master, Rhone-Brackett Inn of Court, 1993 to 1997. Co-chair, Women Judges Association, National Conference, Denver, 1990. Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Revision of the Colorado Civil Rules, 1994. Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, 1998.

PUBLICATIONS
"Awarding Costs in Civil Cases" Colorado Lawyer, 1996. "Volley, Set, and Match: The Art of Not Losing at Trial" ABA Litigation Magazine, Spring, 1996. Colorado Practice: Civil Rules Annotated, "Rule 16, C.R.C.P." "Dealing with Difficult Witnesses," The Docket, July, 1996. "Be Thou Concise and Candid: Effective Legal Writing" The Docket, January, 1994. "Jury Selection" The Docket, January, 1995. "How to Choose and Qualify Expert Witnesses" The Docket, January, 1995. "The Business Record Exception to the Hearsay Rule" and "Impeaching and Refreshing Witnesses" The Docket, 1992. "How to Object Without Being Objectionable" The Docket, 1991.

HONORS
Phi Alpha Delta award for Judicial Merit, 1998; Colorado Bar Association Award for best litigation article, 1996-1997; Denver Bar Association Judicial Excellence Award, 1993.

PERSONAL
Received Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, in 1972. Received J.D. from University of Utah College of Law in 1975. Editor-in Chief, University of Utah Journal of Contemporary Law.



Courses:

Fall 2014 Motions Advocacy LAWS 7169-001
Fall 2014 Motions Advocacy LAWS 7169-002
Spring 2014 Advanced Trial Advocacy LAWS 7159-001
Spring 2014 Motions Advocacy LAWS 7169-001
Fall 2013 Motions Advocacy LAWS 7169-001
Fall 2013 Motions Advocacy LAWS 7169-002
Spring 2013 Advanced Trial Advocacy LAWS 7159-001
Spring 2013 Motions Advocacy LAWS 7169-001
Fall 2012 Motions Advocacy LAWS 7169-001
Fall 2012 Motions Advocacy LAWS 7169-002