Melanie Kay

Director, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building Room 410
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 410
Phone: (303) 735-7781


Melanie Kay joined the University of Colorado Law School in 2015 as the Director of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.  The Initiative focuses on helping law students develop strong ethical, professional identities through a variety of programming and hands-on opportunities.

Ms. Kay came to Colorado Law after ten years of litigation experience.  She primarily practiced environmental law with the non-profit, public interest law firm Earthjustice in Denver, Colorado.  She has also practiced general civil litigation at Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, California and Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell in Denver, Colorado.  Immediately after law school, she clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Procter Hug, Jr. in Reno, Nevada.  Ms. Kay earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, her M.S. in Environmental Geochemistry from the University of Montana, and her A.B. in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College.


Spring 2017 Legal Ethics, Professionalism, and Creative Problem Solving LAWS 5203-801
Spring 2017 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-905
Fall 2016 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-002