Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Harold Bruff

Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law
Constitutional and Administrative Law

University of Colorado Law School
413 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 413
Phone: (303) 735-3536
E-mail: harold.bruff@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   Harvard Law School   1968   magna cum laude
B.A.   Williams College   1965   Phi Beta Kappa
Bio:
Hal Bruff was Dean of the University of Colorado Law School 1996-2003. Professor Bruff, a native of Colorado, received his B.A. in American history and literature from Williams College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in San Francisco, performing general duties as a legal officer. Hal has served on the law faculties of Arizona State University, the University of Texas (as the John S. Redditt Professor of Law), and the George Washington University Law School (as the Donald Rothschild Research Professor of Law). From 1979 to 1981, he served as senior attorney and advisor for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. In this position, he advised the DOJ, the White House, and executive agencies on issues of constitutional and administrative law. He also served as consultant to the chairman of the President's Commission on the accident at Three Mile Island. He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions in his areas of expertise. Professor Bruff's research and teaching interests include constitutional and administrative law. He has co-authored a casebook on separation of powers law, and has written two books about separation of powers and numerous law review articles. His recent public service activities include work on the Council of the Administrative Law Section of the American Bar Association and on Colorado's Judicial Advisory Council.

Published Books

Bruff (with Peter M. Shane), Separation of Powers Law, 3d. Edition (2011).
Bad Advice: Bush's Lawyers in the War on Terror, (Univ. of Kansas Press) (2009).
Balance of Forces: Separation of Powers Law in the Administrative State, Carolina Academic Press (2006).
Bruff (with Peter M. Shane), Separation of Powers Law, 2d. Edition (2005).

Articles

Presidential Power Meets Bureaucratic Expertise, 11 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 461 (2010).
Placing Your Faith in the Constitution, 45 Tulsa L. Rev. 583 (2010).
The Incompatibility Principle, 59 Admin. L. Rev. 225-268 (2007).
That the Laws Shall Bind Equally on All: Congressional and Executive Roles in Applying Laws to Congress, 48 Arkansas Law Review, 105 (1995).
Coordinating Judicial Review in Administrative Law, 39 UCLA Law Review, 1193 (1992).
Specialized Courts in Administrative Law, 43 Administrative Law Review, 329 (1991).
Separation of Powers Under the Texas Constitution, 68 Texas Law Review, 1337 (1990).

Book Chapters

The Story of Dames & Moore: Resolution of an International Crisis by Executive Agreement, in Presidential Power Stories (Foundation Press). (2009).

Courses:

Spring 2015 Constitutional Law LAWS 6005-803
Fall 2014 Administrative Law LAWS 7205-001
Fall 2014 Comparative Constitutional Law: US, UK, and Australia LAWS 8211-001
Spring 2014 Administrative Law LAWS 7205-001
Fall 2013 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-801
Fall 2013 Comparative Constitutional Law: US, UK, and Australia LAWS 8211-001
Fall 2012 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-801
Fall 2012 Administrative Law LAWS 7205-001
Fall 2011 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-801