Jeffrey Hartje


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 clinical director at the University of Denver College of Law in 1987, he founded the Mediation 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 also has 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.


JD, 1967, University of Minnesota School of Law

BA, 1964, University of Minnesota


Civil and criminal litigation, litigation skills and processes, evidence, mediations, mediation skills and processes, negotiations, negotiation skills and processes, general lawyer skills and competencies, criminal law


Mediation and Arbitration Clinic, Criminal Law, Evidence, Wrongful Convictions Seminar, Negotiation and Mediation, Trial Practice, Advanced Trial Practice

Selected Publications

Lawyer's Work (Butterworth Legal Publishing, 1984; 2nd edition 1998; 3rd edition 2003).

"The Lawyer Client Relationship," 1 Preventive Law (1982).

"Motion Practice," 5 National Journal of Trial Advocacy (1981).

"Lawyer Skills in Negotiation - Justice in Unseen Hands," 1 Journal of Dispute Resolution (1984).

"Cross Examination - A primer for Advocates," 8 Journal of Trial Advocacy (1984)., 10 Journal of Trial Advocacy (1987 anniversary edition).

Grievance Mediation (Colorado Bar Association, 1999)

Clinical Education - Beyond How To Do It," Washington Bar Journal, March 1981.

"A Proposed Rule for Clinical Practice for Washington," Washington Bar Journal, April 1977.