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Civil Procedure
Evidence Practicum
Trial Practice
Gender & Law

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Sheila K. Hyatt

Civil Procedure


B.A., 1971, Miami University (Ohio)
J.D., 1974, Washington University (St. Louis)

Sheila Hyatt teaches in the areas of Civil Procedure, Evidence and Trial Practice. She has co-authored a two-volume treatise on Colorado Civil Procedure and the Colorado Handbook on Colorado Evidence law and is a member of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Evidence Rules Advisory Committee. She is member of the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and serves as a member of the Hearing Commission for the Presiding Disciplinary Judge in the Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation. She taught Gender and Law for many years and is a recipient of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award. In addition to serving as the Associate Dean of the College of Law from 1995-1998, she has been active in the College of Law’s moot court program.

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Featured Publications

  • Colorado Evidence Law, Vol. 23, Colorado Practice Series, Thomson Reuters (supplemented to December 2011).
  • Colorado Handbook on Evidence, co-authored with Stephen Hess, 2011-2012 edition, Vol. 22, Colorado Practice Series, Thomson Reuters (December 2011).
  • Colorado Civil Rules Annotated, co-authored with Stephen Hess, Vols. 4 and 5, Colorado Practice Series, Thomson Reuters (supplemented to September 2011).
  • West's Colorado Practice Series, Colorado Civil Rules Annotated, with Author's Commentary, co-authored with with Stephen Hess, 4 Colo. Prac., Civil Rules Annotated 2005-2008.
  • Developments in Scientific Evidence: The Admissibility of Polygraph Evidence, 18 Journal of the Nat'l Assoc. of Administrative Law Judges 171 (1998).