Published: March 25, 2019
Zach Mountin

The University of Colorado Law School is pleased to announce that Zach Mountin ('10) will join the school’s Clinical Education Program as an associate clinical professor and director of the Civil Practice Clinic in June 2019.

Mountin previously served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also served as a law clerk for Justice Melissa Hart on the Colorado Supreme Court. He is a proud alumnus of Colorado Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the University of Colorado Law Review.

At HUD, Mountin focused his practice on employment and housing discrimination cases, litigating cases before a variety of administrative courts and coordinating with the Department of Justice on federal court litigation. He gave frequent trainings to both internal and external stakeholders on employment and fair housing issues.  

The Civil Practice Clinic, one of nine legal clinics offered at Colorado Law, offers students opportunities to work with clients in state court civil matters and in federal administrative agency matters. Mountin will be rolling out a new employment law component of the clinic focused on representing low-income wage workers and employees who have been the victims of discrimination, among others.

"The Civil Practice Clinic is one of our oldest clinics with a long tradition of serving Coloradans in need. Zach comes to us having already developed a strong career in public service and with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.  We are very excited to welcome him to the law school," said Deborah Cantrell, professor of law and director of clinical programs.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mountin attended Marquette University for his undergraduate education. After graduation, he served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a caseworker with runaway and homeless teenagers at Covenant House Alaska. His work with at-risk youth sparked an interest in the law and ultimately brought him to Colorado Law.