Basic and Advanced Criminal Representation
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor 1989 - 2010
B.A., 1965, Colorado State University
J.D., 1984, University of Denver
Wadine Gehrke has taught in the Student Law Office Clinical Program since 1989. She currently teaches in the Basic Criminal Representation Clinic where she supervises students who represent indigent clients in misdemeanor municipal and county court cases. She has also taught in the Student Law Office Civil Clinic, focusing on Family Law, Housing, and Social Security Disability cases. Prior to teaching, as a staff attorney for the Children’s Legal Clinic in Denver, Colorado, and in private practice, she represented children in dependency, dissolution, delinquency cases as a guardian ad litem. She was a lecturer and mentor in the subject of Juvenile Law for numerous local college and university classes, and for continuing legal education programs. She has served on the boards of Arapahoe Advocates for Children, Housing For All the Metro Fair Housing Center, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. She is the faculty advisor to the DU Moot Court Client Counseling Competition. She was awarded the Charles P. Dillion Award of Merit for Outstanding Public Service, July, 2004 (Arapahoe County Bar Association), was honored by the Denver Bar Association and Metro Volunteer Lawyers for outstanding contributions to legal services for the poor in 1999, and awarded the Colorado Bar Association Professionalism Award for mentoring and teaching in 1996. She has served on the Executive Council for the Colorado Bar Association for several years and was the chair of the Council in 2008-2009.