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Mountin, Zachary P



Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Professor Mountin runs the Civil Practice Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School, focusing his attention on labor and employment cases. He also has a background and research interests in housing law, particularly in Fair Housing. More broadly, he is interested in poverty law and access to justice issues, including the role of civil law enforcement by government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels to guarantee protections of civil rights for all those regardless of income.


  • fair housing law, employment law, civil rights, wage-and-hour law


courses taught

  • LAWS 6009 - Legal Aid Civil Practice 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Emphasizes procedural and practical remedies and defenses available in civil litigation. Assigns civil cases related to the course material. Develops working knowledge of courtroom skills.
  • LAWS 7019 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Enables a clinical student an optional 1-3 credits to complete advanced legal work in the Clinical Education Program. Course must follow enrollment in an existing clinical offering already successfully completed. Permission of the appropriate clinical faculty member required. For each credit taken, a clinical student must complete a minimum of 50 hours of legal work, all of which shall be graded pass/graded. A clinical student may complete 1-3 credits of work over the course of no more than two semesters. A clinical student may earn no more than 3 credits total over the student's law school career.
  • LAWS 7515 - Poverty Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2024
    Explores the legal and policy responses to poverty in the United States and addresses how the law shapes the lives of poor people and communities. Examines the extent of poverty in the United States, the root causes and the historical development of social welfare policy. Focuses on the rights-based aspect of poverty law and various policies that attempt to ameliorate poverty.