January 18, 2018

Professor Melissa Hart Appointed to Colorado Supreme Court

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the governor announced his appointment of Melissa Hart to the Colorado Supreme Court. Hart will fill a vacancy created by the appointment of Hon. Allison Eid to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Hart’s appointment is effective immediately.

Hart is currently a full tenured law professor at the University of Colorado Law School. She teaches courses in employment discrimination, legal ethics, constitutional law, judicial procedure and judicial decision making. She is also the Director of the Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law. A 1995 graduate of Harvard Law School, she clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens on the United States Supreme Court. Professor Hart practiced law for several years in Washington, D.C., including as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Melissa’s scholarship focuses primarily on employment discrimination and civil procedure. She remains active in the legal community, regularly handling pro bono cases and serving on the Colorado Access to Justice Commission and the Colorado Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and Board of Continuing Judicial and Legal Education. She has authored several amicus briefs in employment discrimination and constitutional cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and in other matters before the Colorado Supreme Court and several federal courts of appeals.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

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