Justice Allison Hartwell Eid

This adjunct professor is not teaching at Colorado Law this semester.

Associate Professor of Law
Torts; Constitutional Law; Legislation

University of Colorado Law School
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Phone: (303) 861-1111
E-mail: allison.eid@Colorado.EDU

Educational Background:
J.D.   University of Chicago Law School   1991   with High Honors, Order of the Coif
A.B.   Stanford University   1987   with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
An associate professor at the University of Colorado Law School since 1998, Justice Allison Eid teaches first-year tort law, advanced torts (including product liability, defamation, and economic torts), and legislation. Before joining the faculty of the law school, Professor Eid clerked for the Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court and for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She also practiced commercial and appellate litigation with the Denver office of Arnold & Porter. Professor Eid has been an active participant in the law school community, having organized the 2001 law review conference entitled "New Structures for Democracy," and served as student clerkship advisor. Her bar activities include service as President of the Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel and as a Colorado Bar Fellow. Dedicated to the classroom, her experience as a speechwriter and special assistant to the then U.S. Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett, has served her well. She has been nominated for the law school's Excellence in Teaching Award. Her manifold abilities have drawn national attention, as President Bush has appointed Professor Eid to the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise.


Preemption and the Federalism Five, 37 Rutgers L. J. (2005).
Teaching New Federalism, 49 St. Louis U. L.J. 875 (2005).
Preemption and the Federalism Five, 37 Rutgers L.J. 1 (2005).
The Property Clause and New Federalism, 75 Univ. of Colorado Law Rev. 1241 (2004).
Federalism and Formalism, 11 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rights J. 1191 (2003).
Justice White's Federalism: The (Sometimes) Conflicting Forces of Nationalism, Pragmatism and Judicial Restraint, 74 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1630 (2003).
Tort Reform and Federalism: The Supreme Court Talks, Bush Listens, 29 Hum. Rights 10 (2002).
Epsteinian Torts, 25 Seattle U. L. Rev. 89 (2001).
The Tort Reform Debate: A View from Colorado, 31 Seton Hall L. Rev. 740 (2001).
A Spotlight on Structure, 72 U. Colo. L. Rev. 911 (2001).
Private Party Immunities to Section 1983 Suits, 57 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1323 (1990).


Fall 2015 Advanced Torts LAWS 7475-001
Fall 2014 Advanced Torts LAWS 7475-001