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DENVER Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the appointment of Melissa Hart to the Colorado Supreme Court. Hart fills a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Allison H. Circuit Court of Appeals.
is a brilliant legal mind who has dedicated herself to making Colorado a better place. Her expertise and strong work ethic make her a terrific addition to the bench, said Governor John Hickenlooper. encouraged by her ideas on how to make the judicial system more effective, efficient, and less expensive. is a tenured, full professor at the University of Colorado Law School where she has worked since 2000. She teaches Civil Procedure, Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law,
Education and the Constitution, Poverty Law, and Supreme Court Decision making. She has also handled several family law and adoption cases through Metro Volunteer Lawyers and represented clients seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on a pro bono project from 2013 2014.
Hart is also the Director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law. As part of this work, Hart has established and run two programs partnering Colorado Law School with public schools around the state to teach high school students about the Constitution. (1997 1999); a Law Clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court (1996 1997); and a Law Clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi,
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1995 1996). from Harvard Law School in 1995.