Barbara Koehler

Koehler, Barbara


Law, Criminal Justice/Criminology


Criminal Law, Constitutional Law Issues, American Judicial System (courts).

Degree: J.D.

Title: Retired Faculty

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology



Barbara B. Koehler is a retired senior lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Metropolian State University of Denver. She taught consitutional law, American judical systems, criminal law and cyber law, regualtions and ethics. 

She was in the private practice of law for 30 years. She served as a municipal court judge, mediator, and arbitrator and she created a community alternative dispute resolution program for municipal court. She owned and operated the Mediation Resolution Center of Colorado for 15 years. Koehler started teaching in 2011. 

Koehler was the director of the Tri-Institutional Student Legal Services program on the Auraria Campus, Colorado. The program assisted students with legal challenges that may have interfered with their educational pursuits, i.e. divorce, collections, landlord/tenant disputes. She has participated as a mock trial judge, municipal prosecutor’s boot camp presenter, and law school student mentor.

She has dedicated services to legal clinics for women in crisis and advocated for legal services to the poor. Koehler received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, College of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas.