Jeffrey H. Hartje
Litigation and Litigation Skills
Law School Clinical Program
B.A., 1964, J.D., 1967, University of Minnesota
Jeffrey Hartje clerked for a federal judge and practiced law as a private law firm attorney, federal public defender, and Legal Services law reform director for nine years before founding and directing the clinical law program at Gonzaga University Law School. Hired as a clinical director at the University of Denver College of Law in 1987, he founded the Meditation and Arbitration Clinic and has served as the supervising professor in the Student Law Office’s civil and criminal representation clinics. He founded and for several years directed the Lawyering Process Program and the Chancellors Scholars Program. In addition, he has served as the Sturm College’s associate dean for academic affairs. Hartje has also been the chair of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Clinical Legal Education, a founder / charter member of the Clinical Legal Education Association and a founding advisory board member of the Clinical Law Review. He has been a consultant to the National Legal Services Corp, the U.S. Department of Education and to a number of law schools, including the University of Dayton and Toledo University. He has taught in law programs in Japan, Australia, Argentina and Chile.