Viva R. Moffat

Professor of Law

Co-Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Program


Contracts, Intellectual Property

Professional Biography

Viva Moffat began her academic career at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as an assistant professor after seven years in private practice and one year as a visiting professor. While in law school at the University of Virginia, Professor Moffat was editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for Judge Robert R. Beezer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Seattle. Following the clerkship, Professor Moffat was an associate at Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco. After moving to Colorado in 2000, Professor Moffat’s practice focused on intellectual property litigation and transactions, sparking her interest in teaching and writing in the field of intellectual property and contracts. 

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  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1996
  • MA, American History, University of Virginia, 1993
  • AB, History, Political Science, Stanford University, 1991

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