Justice Melissa Hart

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Phone: (303) 735-6344
E-mail: melissa.hart@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   Harvard Law School   1995   magna cum laude
B.A.   Harvard-Radcliffe College   1991   cum laude
Bio:
In 2018, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper named University of Colorado Law School Professor Melissa Hart to the Colorado Supreme Court. Hickenlooper said Hart is "without question a brilliant legal mind" and called her appointment "a great opportunity for Colorado."

Prior to being appointed to the court, Hart devoted her teaching and scholarship to employment discrimination, access to justice, and constitutional law. She has been teaching at the University of Colorado Law School since 2000 and served as director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law from 2010 ? 2018.

A 1995 graduate of Harvard Law School, Hart clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. Hart practiced law for several years in Washington, D.C., including as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, before becoming an educator.

Courses:

Spring 2020 Poverty Law LAWS 7515-801
Fall 2019 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-801
Spring 2019 Poverty Law LAWS 7515-801
Spring 2019 Poverty Law LAWS 7515-902
Fall 2018 Education and the Constitution LAWS 7285-801
Spring 2018 Seminar: Access to Justice?: The Provision of Legal Services for Middle- and Low-Income People LAWS 8785-801
Fall 2017 Education and the Constitution LAWS 7285-001
Fall 2017 Poverty Law LAWS 7515-801
Spring 2017 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-002
Spring 2017 Employment Discrimination LAWS 7541-001
Spring 2017 Employment Discrimination LAWS 7541-902
Fall 2016 Education and the Constitution LAWS 7285-001
Fall 2016 Seminar: Access to Justice?: The Provision of Legal Services for Middle- and Low-Income People LAWS 8785-001
Fall 2015 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-001
Fall 2015 Education and the Constitution LAWS 7285-001
Spring 2015 Employment Discrimination LAWS 7541-001
Spring 2015 Seminar: Access to Justice?: The Provision of Legal Services for Middle- and Low-Income People LAWS 8785-001
Fall 2014 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-803
Fall 2014 Education and the Constitution LAWS 7285-001
Spring 2014 Legal Ethics and Professionalism: What Kind of Lawyer Do You Want to Be LAWS 5103-001
Spring 2014 Employment Discrimination LAWS 7541-001
Fall 2013 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-803
Fall 2013 Education and the Constitution LAWS 7285-001
Fall 2013 Journal: University of Colorado Law Review LAWS 7906-901
Spring 2013 Legal Ethics and Professionalism: What Kind of Lawyer Do You Want to Be LAWS 5103-801
Spring 2013 Seminar: Education and the Constitution LAWS 8285-801
Fall 2012 Seminar: Education and the Constitution LAWS 8285-801