Published: May 31, 2024

Lolita Buckner Inniss, Dean and Provost’s Professor of Law, is pleased to announce the appointment of another professor to Colorado Law’s full-time faculty: Samantha Funk.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Prof. Funk to our law school,” said Dean Inniss. “Prof. Funk will undoubtedly enrich the educational experience of our students, and we are grateful for the knowledge and inspiration she will bring to our students and colleagues!” Samantha funk

Meet Colorado Law’s newest professor: 

Samantha Funk 

Samantha Funk is currently a Visiting Legal Writing Assistant Professor at Colorado Law. Prior to teaching, Samantha practiced commercial litigation for seven years, where she represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court. Her practice involved a broad range of civil matters, including class actions and franchise or contract disputes. After working as a civil litigator, Samantha conducted civil rights and Title IX investigations at the University of Washington. Samantha has been committed to pro bono work throughout her legal career, representing clients seeking asylum, arguing for protective orders in criminal cases, and researching state statutes for a reproductive justice organization. 
Samantha graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an articles editor for the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law and externed at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to law school, Samantha worked for a reproductive rights organization in Guatemala, and then returned home and taught English classes to Spanish speakers.