Dayna Matthew

Professor Matthew joined the University of Colorado faculty in 2003 as an Associate Professor, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2004.  she teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Evidence, and a variety of health law classes.  Professor Matthew regularly lectures to medical and public health students, and is a member of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz Medical Campus. In 2004, she became the Law School's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and she served as the Law School's Vice Dean from 2010-2011.  Professor Matthew's forthcoming book, "Towards Justice in American Healthcare" will be published by NYU Press next year.

Professor Matthew brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health law. She holds a joint appointment at the Colorado School of Public Health and offers classes in which law and public health students study, provide direct client representation, and advocate for changes in public health law and policy together.  Professor Matthew is co-founder of the Colorado Health Equity Project, a medical legal partnership who's mission is to remove barriers to good health for low income clients by providing legal representation, research, and policy advocacy. 

Professor Matthew has practiced as a civil litigator both in Kentucky, at the law firm of Greenebaum, Doll and McDonald, and in Virginia, at McGuire Woods where her work primarily focused on the defense of medical care providers and corporate manufacturers in state courts, Federal Courts, and before administrative and licensing tribunals.

Professor Matthew graduated with an A.B. in Economics from Harvard-Radcliffe and, after a brief stint as a commercial real estate banker, obtained a J.D. from the University of Virginia. While studying at Virginia, Professor Matthew served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review; won the Law School's two year Lile Moot Court Competition; and taught as a Hardy Dillard Writing Fellow. Following graduation, Professor Matthew enjoyed the privilege of clerking for The Honorable John Charles Thomas, the first African-American justice to sit on the Virginia Supreme Court.

Professor Matthew has written articles on health and antitrust law topics which have appeared in the Virginia Law Review, Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives, Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Houston Law Review and the Wake Forest Law Review the Indiana Law Journal, the Kentucky Law Journal and the St. Louis University Law Journal, as well as the American Journal of Law and Medicine.

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