Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a Colorado federal appeals court judge, has been propelled into the national spotlight, but even if he wasn’t in consideration for a seat on America’s highest court, his former students at the University of Colorado Law School would still probably say he was a standout professor.
“You knew you were in the presence of a truly unique mind,” said Jeff Boxer, who had Gorsuch for a legal ethics class in 2009. He now is an attorney in Denver at Levy Wheeler Waters.
“He was also a very nice person. It can’t be said enough,” Boxer said. “I would have said he was my favorite professor even before the nomination.”
Several former students thought that of Gorsuch, even if they didn’t agree with the judge’s more conservative rulings. Mostly, Gorsuch was easy to talk to, his students said. He was approachable, and he genuinely seemed to care about the future of the law students in front of him.