Robert Hardaway



Civil Procedure, Evidence

Professional Biography

After graduating Cum Laude from Amherst College and Order of the Coif from New York University Law School, Professor Hardaway joined the U.S. Navy JAG Corps where he processed civil claims and also served as both a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. After serving four years, he joined the Denver law firm of Rovira, Demuth, and Eiberger where he practiced civil litigation. He also later served as a Deputy District attorney for Arapahoe County and rounded out his litigation career as a Colorado Deputy Public Defender, where he handled hundreds of felony cases, including death penalty cases. From there, he first entered academia as a clinical supervisor at the University of Denver College of Law, ultimately becoming a tenured Professor of Law. He has also been a Visting Professor of Law at Hastings Law School at the University of California, and at Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He is the author of fourteen published books on law and public policy, and 29 law review articles, reviews, and articles in professional journals. More recently, he has expanded the scope of his professional writing to include docudramas and law-related fiction and novels. He has written over 75 opinion editorials in national newspapers on issues of law and public policy and appears frequently on television and in the media commenting on legal issues.

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  • JD, 1971, New York University Law School, Order of the Coif
  • BA, 1968, Amherst College

Featured Publications

  • The Great American Housing Bubble: The Road to Collapse, Chinese edition (ABC-CLIO) (2014).
  • The Compact Clause and National Popular Vote: Implications for the ‘Federal Structure', 44 New Mexico Law Review 2, 383 (2014).
  • Race and Income Disparity: An Ideology-Neutral Approach to Reconciling Capitalism and Economic Justice,”, 3 Colum. J. Race & L. (January 2013).
  • Preventitive Law in Corporate Practice, Lexis 2008-09.