The Sturm College of Law is proud to host a wide variety of prominent legal scholars and members of the bench and bar from around the country at our faculty colloquia, where our speakers present papers describing their most recent research or on other topics of current interest. The following is a list of speakers who presented during the last academic year.

2011-12 Speaker Series

Spring Semester

Friday, April 13: Faculty Scholar-in-Residence, Jane H. Aiken, professor of law and director, Community Justice Project, Georgetown University Law Center, Scholarship as a Product of Experience.

Thursday, April 12: Faculty Scholar-in-Residence, Jane H. Aiken, professor of law and director, Community Justice Project, Georgetown University Law Center, Requiring Selflessness: Motherhood and the Law.

Thursday, April 5: Charlotte Garden, assistant professor, Seattle University School of Law, Citizens, United and Citizens United: The Future of Labor Speech Rights?

Thursday, March 29: Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning in Residence, William M. Sullivan, Senior Scholar, Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College, Seeking Stewards of a Larger Life: Aligning Legal Pedagogy with Educational Purpose.

Wednesday, March 28: Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning in Residence, William M. Sullivan, Senior Scholar, Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College, What Apprenticeship “Integration” Means: Professional Formation as a Framework for Preparing Lawyers.

Thursday, March 8: Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program Keynote Speaker, Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean and distinguished professor of law, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Closing the Courthouse Doors. Click Here to view a streaming video of this presentation.

Thursday, February 2: Bryant G. Garth, dean and professor of law, Southwestern Law School, Social Capital and Legal Capital: A Perspective on Asian Legal Developments.

Tuesday, January 17: Morris Dees, founder and chief trial attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center, And Justice For All.

Fall Semester

Tuesday, August 23: Christopher Hill, dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Managing a 21st Century Security Agenda: US Foreign Policy Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan (lunch event).

Friday, September 16: Faculty Colloquium, Nancy Levit, Curators’ and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law, & Douglas O. Linder, Elmer Powell Peer Professor of Law, UMKC School of Law, The Happy Lawyer: Making A Good Life In The Law (lunch event).

Thursday, September 22: Faculty Colloquium, DU/CU Junior Faculty Exchange Program, Andrew Schwartz, associate professor of law, University of Colorado School of Law, Immortal Investing and the Perpetual Corporation (lunch event).

Tuesday, September 27: Faculty Colloquium & Workplace Law Program Keynote Speaker, Seth Harris, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.

Thursday, October 13: Faculty Colloquium, Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, Defining Slavery Under a “Government Instituted for Protection of the Rights of Mankind” (lunch event).

Thursday, October 20: Faculty Colloquium, Martha T. McCluskey, professor, William J. Magavern Faculty Scholar, University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, Personal Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility, and Systemic Harm.