LOUISA M.A. HEINY portrait
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College Of Law
  • Professor (Lecturer), College Of Law - Dean


  • J.D., School of Law, University of Colorado
  • B.A., English, University of Colorado


Louisa Heiny is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a professor in the S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she teaches Evidence, Civil Procedure, Judicial Process, and upper-division writing courses. She also teaches and advises in the Academic Support Program, and worked on Diploma Privilege licensing during the COVID pandemic. She received the Peter J. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015 and 2019, as well as the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2016, 2017, and 2019. She is co-author of Five Words That Changed America: Miranda v. Arizona and the Right to Remain Silent, as well as the textbook Judicial Process: Cases and Materials.

Prior to teaching at the University of Utah College of Law, Associate Dean 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.  

Associate Dean 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.