• Contact Info

Cushing, Matthew Robert

Teaching Assistant Professor



courses taught

  • LAWS 6213 - Advanced Appellate Advocacy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Advanced study and practice of written and oral appellate advocacy. Builds on the first-year advocacy course, but provides more advanced techniques for brief writing, and preparing for and conducting oral argument. Students are required to write an appellate brief and participate in several oral arguments, and receive detailed, one-on-one critiques of work product.
  • LAWS 7029 - Appellate Advocacy Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Enables students to represent parties in civil appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Colorado Court of Appeals under the guidance of an experienced appellate practitioner. Prior appellate advocacy experience will be helpful.
  • LAWS 7285 - Education and the Constitution
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Teaches the substantive constitutional law governing public education. Students will teach constitutional materials to high school students in the local Denver Metro area high schools. Interested students must apply and requires a commitment to a full-year curriculum. Encourages individual development as teachers, writers and critical thinkers an provides an opportunity to grow as colleagues and teammates. Recommended prerequisite: LAWS 7055.
  • LAWS 7939 - Extern Program
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021 / Summer 2022
    Extern credit may be earned for uncompensated work for a sponsor, which may be any lawyer, judge, or organization that employs lawyers or judges and is approved by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. Work is done under the direction of a field instructor (a lawyer or judge as the sponsor) and a member of the law faculty. Requires a substantial writing component and 50 hours of working time per credit hour.