Denise DeForest

Director for Academic Support

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building Room 446
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 446
Phone: (303) 735-7467


Denise DeForest comes to the University of Colorado after a career as a Colorado Administrative Law Judge, a Colorado Assistant Attorney General, an associate at a large Denver law firm, a member of police oversight teams in Denver and Omaha, NE, and an investigator for such entities as the Select Committee on Indian Affairs of the U.S. Senate and the Washington D.C. Public Defender Service.

Denise focuses her teaching on legal reasoning and other lawyerly skills. At CU, she teaches several courses for 3Ls who are beginning their preparations for the bar exam, along with skill workshops for ILs. Denise also still carries a torch for excellence in investigations, and she continues to teach investigative best practices throughout the US and Canada.

Denise obtained her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and has a B.A. in biology from the University of Virginia.


Fall 2018 Remedies LAWS 7433-801
Spring 2018 Problem-Solving and Writing LAWS 6816-801
Spring 2018 Analytical Strategies LAWS 7350-801
Spring 2018 Analytical Strategies LAWS 7350-802
Spring 2017 Advanced Legal Writing LAWS 6226-804