Professor of law at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law
After graduating Cum Laude from Amherst College and Order of the Coif from New York University Law School, Professor Hardaway joined the U.S. Navy JAG Corps where he processed civil claims and also served as both a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. After serving four years, he joined the Denver law firm of Rovira, Demuth, and Eiberger where he practiced civil litigation. He also later served as a Deputy District attorney for Araphoe County and rounded out his litigation career as a Colorado Deputy Public Defender, where he handled hundreds of felony cases, including death penalty cases. From there, he first entered academia as a clinical supervisor at the University of Denver College of Law, ultimately becoming a tenured Professor of Law . He has also been a Visting Professor of Law at Hastings Law School at the University of California, and at Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He is the author of fourteen published books on law and public policy, and 29 law review articles, reviews, and articles in professional journals. More recently, he has expanded the scope of his profesional writing to include docudramas and law-related fiction and novels.He has written over 75 opinion editorials in national newspapers on issues of law and public policy, and appears frequently on television and in the media commenting on legal issues.