Emeritus Faculty
Patrick Furman

Clinical Professor Emeritus

University of Colorado Law School
481D Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0404
Phone: (303) 492-2638
E-mail: furman@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   University of Colorado School of Law   1980  
B.A.   University of Colorado   1976  

Bio:
After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School in 1980, Pat Furman spent nearly seven years in the Office of Public Defender, representing indigent defendants in every type of criminal case in various jurisdictions in Colorado. After a year in private practice, that included a short stint filling in as a District Court Magistrate, he joined the clinical faculty in 1988. In 1994, Professor Furman became the Director of Clinical Programs. His main teaching load was in the Criminal Defense Clinic, teaching Criminal Practice and Evidence Presentation, and supervising the students as they handled misdemeanor and traffic cases in Boulder courts. In 2002, he introduced a new clinical course, "Wrongful Convictions," an offspring of the Colorado Innocence Project, to give wrongfully convicted people a chance at freedom through pro bono legal assistance from students working with leading practitioners, and was instrumental in basing the Colorado Innocence Project at Colorado Law. Professor Furman took Emeritus status in 2008, but has continued to teach at the law school, focusing on Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Trial Advocacy and a new course in Post-Conviction Criminal Procedure. His research and writing focus on criminal law and procedure, trial advocacy, and ethics for criminal lawyers. Professor Furman co-wrote Colorado Evidentiary Foundations, a practice-oriented book that addresses evidence issues that arise in both State and Federal Court in Colorado, and updates that work frequently, with the most recent revision occurring in 2012. He is the Managing Editor and a principal author of Colorado DUI Benchbook, a book addressing the substantive, procedural and evidentiary issues raised in the adjudication of alcohol related traffic offenses. His articles have appeared frequently in The Colorado Lawyer (the professional journal of the Colorado Bar Association), he regularly teaches CLE programs on these and other topics, and he is also a frequent lecturer on the criminal justice system to a variety of legal, civic and educational groups.


Published Books

Colorado Evidentiary Foundations (with Bailin, England & Imwinkelreid), Michie (Second Edition 2008; Supplements 2010 and 2012).
Colorado DUI Benchbook (Third Edition, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado. Inc., 2006) Managing Editor and Chapter Author; Managing Editor and Chapter Author for updates in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Colorado DUI Benchbook: 2009 Cumulative Supplement, (Continuing Legal Educ. in Colo., 3d ed. 2005-) (H. Patrick Furman, managing editor) (2009).
Colorado DUI Benchbook: 2008 Cumulative Supplement, (Continuing Legal Educ. in Colo., 3d ed. 2005-) (H. Patrick Furman, managing editor) (2008).
Colorado Evidentiary Foundations (with Bailin, England & Imwinkelreid), Michie (Second Edition) (2008).
Colorado DUI Benchbook: 2007 Cumulative Supplement, (Continuing Legal Educ. in Colo., 3d ed.) (H. Patrick Furman, managing editor) (2007).

Articles

Furman (with Ann England), The Expanded Use of the Res Gestae Doctrine, 38(6) Colo. Law. 35 (2009).
Opinion Testimony: Lay, Expert, or Something Else?, Colo. Law., June. at 33 (2008).
Crawford at Two: Testimonial Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause, Colo. Law., May 2006, at 47 (2006).
Pro Se Defendants and the Appointment of Advisory Counsel, Colo. Law., Dec. 2006, at 29 (2006).
Wrongful Convictions and the Accuracy of the Criminal Justice System, 32 The Colorado Lawyer No. 9, p. 11, September (2003).
The Ins and Outs, Stops, and Starts of Speedy Trial Law in Colorado - PART II, 31 The Colorado Lawyer No. 8, August 2002, Page 59 (2002).
The Ins and Outs, Stops, and Starts of Speedy Trial Law in Colorado - Part I, 31 The Colorado Lawyer No. 7, July 2002, page 115 (2002).
The Execution of Search Warrants, 27 The Colorado Lawyer, No. 4. Page 33 (1998).

Other Publications

Publicity in High Profile Criminal Cases, (1998).
The Execution of Search Warrants, 27 The Colorado Lawyer, No. 4. Page 33 (1998).
Avoiding Error in Closing Argument, (1995).
The Consent Exception to the Warrant Requirement, (1994).
There Must Be Fifty Ways To Lose Your (Driver's) License, (1993).
Peremptory Challenges: Free Strikes No More, (1993).
The Introduction of Scientific Evidence in Criminal Cases, (2003).
The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct: Implications for Criminal Lawyers, Furman with D. Vigil (1992).
The Definition and Determination of Insanity in Colorado, (1992).
The Exigent Circumstances Exception To The Warrant Requirement, (1991).
Punishing Ethical Violations: Aggravating and Mitigating Factors, (1991).
Court Appointed Attorneys: Old Problems, New Solutions, (1990).
Prior Inconsistent Statements, (1988).

Book Chapters

Hearsay: Common Exclusions, Exceptions and Pitfalls, in Evidence for the Civil and Criminal Practitioner and Special Evidentiary Issues, in Criminal Law (Continuing Legal Educ. in Colo., 2009).
Witnesses, in Evidence: The Basics by the Experts, (Continuing Legal Educ. in Colo., 2008).

Press, Media & Publicity

Liquor store owner cleared in shooting of shoplifter | Colorado Springs Gazette, The | Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Guns OK'd at Colorado community colleges, including Longmont's Front Range | Daily Camera | Thursday, May 13, 2010

Courses:

Spring 2014 Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process LAWS 7045-001
Fall 2013 Evidence and Trial Practice LAWS 6363-001
Summer 2013 Evidence LAWS 6353-200
Spring 2013 Post-Conviction Criminal Procedure LAWS 6055-001
Spring 2013 Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process LAWS 7045-001
Summer 2012 Evidence LAWS 6353-200