This book would not have been possible without the assistance of my dedicated research assistants at the University of Denver College of Law, Thomas F. Muther, Jr., and Lisa Wentzel.
I would like to give special thanks to Dennis Lynch, Dean of the University of Denver College of Law, for his support of this project. He authorized the generous university stipend which made this book possible.
I thank my secretary Tonia Murphy, who worked long and hard hours preparing the manuscript.
I thank Katie Chase for her excellent editing, and James Denton and the staff at Pager Publishers for their help and support.
Finally, I thank Judy Swearingen, to whom this book is dedicated, and without whose selfless dedication and support I could not have undertaken this project. A former teacher, she not only provided the inspiration for this book and gave me the benefits of her valuable insights as a teacher, but tirelessly assisted in the editing of the manuscript.