DU Law Stars

DU Law Stars was created by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Alumni Council to honor distinguished alumni and faculty, raise funds for the Clinical Programs and the Judicial Fellows Program, and to unite DU Law Alumni in a celebration of their peers.

Each year, a commemorative video is made of each honoree highlighting their accomplishments. Several alumni and friends serve on the creative team. They write the scripts, perform the voice-overs, select the music, emcee the event and add a humorous and personal element to Law Stars. We guarantee that no matter what happens, the event concludes by no later than 9:00 p.m. Our motto is “Jordan Wine and Out by Nine” because Tom Jordan of Jordan Winery (a Denver Law alumnus) generously donates all of the wine for the Law Stars dinner.

1993

Outstanding Faculty Award
Dean Emeritus Robert B. Yegge (deceased) MA’58/JD’59

Alumni Professionalism Award
Ms. Nancy L. Cohen JD’81

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. James C. Owen, Jr. BSL’56/LLB’56 (deceased)



1994

Outstanding Faculty Award
Vice Provost and Professor Ved Nanda

Alumni Professionalism Award
Ms. Gina B. Weitzenkorn JD’75

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. John W. Low JD’51



1995

Outstanding Faculty Award
Professor Emeritus William M. Beaney (deceased)

Alumni Professionalism Award
Mr. Bruce T. Buell LLB’58

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. Walter L. Gerash, JD’56



1996

Outstanding Faculty Award
Professor Emeritus John A. Carver, Jr.

Alumni Professionalism Award
Ms. Mary T. Hoagland MSJA’72/JD’75

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. Joseph Berenbaum (deceased) AB’37/JD’40



1997

Outstanding Faculty Award
Professor John E. Moye

Alumni Professionalism Award
Professor Jacqueline St. Joan JD’77

Outstanding Alumni Award
Dean Emeritus Daniel S. Hoffman (deceased) LLB’58

Thompson G. Marsh
Mr. Thomas N. Jordan, Jr. LLB’59



1998

Outstanding Faculty Award
Professor Emeritus Christopher H. Munch (deceased)

Alumni Professionalism Award
Ms. Mary M. Phillips JD’82

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. Ralph G. Torres JD’70



1999

Outstanding Faculty Award
Professor Emeritus James E. Wallace

Alumni Professionalism Award
Mr. John R. Moran, Jr. JD’55

Outstanding Alumni Award
Ms. M. Caroline Turner JD’76

Thompson G. Marsh
Mr. Donald L. Sturm, LLB’58



2000

Alumni Professionalism Award
Ms. Beverly J. Quail JD’74

Outstanding Faculty Award
Mr. Mark A. Vogel JD’74, LLM’76

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. Stanton D. Rosenbaum LLB’53



2001

Alumni Professionalism Award
Mr. Charles C. “Chuck” Turner JD’71

Outstanding Faculty Award
Professor John H. Reese

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. Jack R. Trigg JD’63



2002

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. Joe Montano, JD’53

Alumni Professionalism Award
Ms. Joan McWilliams, JD’82

Outstanding Faculty Award
Professor Howard Rosenberg



2003

Excellence in Teaching Award
Brooke Wunnicke

Outstanding Alumnus Award
Donald Kortz, JD’64

Alumni Professionalism Award
Doris, JD’80 & Robert Truhlar, JD’81

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Rico Munn, JD’96



2004

Outstanding Alumnus Award
Mr. Paul A. Jacobs JD’68

Alumni Professionalism Award
Ms. Diane S. Barrett JD’83

Excellence in Teaching Award
Professor Arthur Best
Professor George “Rock” Pring



2005

Outstanding Alumnus Award
Mr. Philip E. Johnson, JD’74

Alumni Professionalism Award
Ms. Linda J. Olson, JD’79

Excellence in Teaching Award
Mr. Jan G. Laitos



2006

Thompson Marsh Award
Doug Scrivner, JD’77

Outstanding Alumni Award
Frank Robinson, JD’69

Excellence in Teaching Award
Fred Cheever

Alumni Professionalism Award
Pam Gagel, JD’85



2007

Outstanding Alumni Award
Pete Willis, JD’68

Alumni Professionalism Award
Connie Talmage, JD’78

Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Mary Kay Hogan, JD’96

Excellence in Teaching Award
Sheila Hyatt



2008

Outstanding Alumni Award
Craig Joyce, JD’80

Alumni Professionalism Award
Dan Muse, JD’71

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award
Julie Nice



2009

Outstanding Alumni Award
Sheldon Smith, JD’73

Alumni Professionalism Award
Lisa Hogan, JD’84

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award
Roberto Corrada

Thompson Marsh Award
Justice Patricio Serna, JD’70



2010

Outstanding Alumni Award
Fay Matsukage, JD’79

Alumni Professionalism Award
John Baker, JD’73

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award
Lucy Marsh



2011

Outstanding Alumni Award
Howard Kenison, JD’72

Alumni Professionalism Award
Charles Goldberg, JD’64

Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Terrance Carroll, JD’05

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award
Alan Chen



2012

Thompson G. Marsh Award
Bill Keating, JD’71

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mike O’Donnell, JD’79

Alumni Professionalism Award
Mary Jo Gross, JD’79

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award
Joyce Sterling



2013

Outstanding Alumni Award
Mike Burg, JD’75 and Peter Burg, JD’80

Alumni Professionalism Award
John Leopold, JD’74

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award
Jay Brown

Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Lucia Padilla, JD’03