Louisa Heiny is an Associate Professor (Lecturer) in the S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she teaches Judicial Process, Legal Writing for Judicial Clerks and Interns, and Evidence. She also teaches and advises in the Academic Support Program. She received the Peter J. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015, and the Outstanding Faculty Award in both 2016 and 2017. She is co-author of the new textbook, Judicial Process: Cases and Materials, published in 2017.
Prior to teaching at the University of Utah College of Law, Professor Heiny was a Professor of Legal Writing at the University of Colorado Law School from 2003 to 2009. While at CU, she taught Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Law. In her first year, the student body named her the Outstanding New Professor. Professor Heiny was a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Sub-Committee on Plain Language Jury Instructions, as well as an Appellate Judge for the University of Colorado Office of Judicial Affairs. Professor Heiny studied law at the University of Colorado School of Law, where she was an associate editor of the University of Colorado Law Review and a Rothgerber Teaching Fellow. After graduating salutatorian and Order of the Coif, she clerked for Chief Judge Lewis T. Babcock of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and practiced as a Deputy District Attorney in the Denver District Attorney's Office.