Recent Graduates in Business Law: Panel Discussion

Interested in Business Law? Learn what recent
graduates in the world of corporate and commercial
law are doing today!

For more information, contact:

Ashley Lloyd at

Sponsored by Business Law Society

Legal Externship Program Information Session

If you are a 1L and are interested in learning more about the Legal Externship Program, please plan to attend this information session.

For more information, contact:

Leann Steele at or 303-871-6486

Sponsored by Legal Externship Program

Mediation Essay Competition

The annual ABA National Essay Competition is approaching, and this year there are two levels of winning. The required essay is very short – 750 words. Based on a written fact pattern, competitors write what the mediator did wrong or right.

DU’s Competition. This year, due to the tremendous efforts of our new faculty member, Professor C.J. Larkin, DU Law will be complementing the national competition with its own in-house competition. The 1st Place DU prize is $50 and a certificate for the best DU student essay.

ABA Prizes. The ABA national prizes are: 1) Winning Essay – $100 and publication of essay and 2) Honorable Mention – publication of essay. DU and ABA winners will be announced in January.

Deadline: Approximately November 6, 2015.

Informational workshops: On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Professor C.J. Larkin will present informational workshops at noon and 5:30 in Room 499. She will provide examples of both the prompts and the winning essays from past years. She will provide materials and discussion of mediation ethical issues, as well as the Uniform Mediation Act, in order to prepare you to write your best essay!

For more information, contact:

C.J. Larkin at or 303-871-6302

Sponsored by Center for Advocacy

Tryouts - DU National Mediation Team

TRYOUTS! …for DU Law’s National Mediation Team
We are seeking students to represent our school in the ABA’s National Mediation competition.

The competition helps students to further develop their negotiation, client counseling and mediation advocacy skills, by working as a two-person team (1 client, 1 attorney) while competing against other schools on the national stage under the guidance of a professional mediator.

Informational Meeting: On Thursday, October 15, the team coaches, Professor C.J. Larkin and attorney Jim Stone, will hold informational meetings at noon (Room 170) and at 5:30 p.m. (Room 480F). All students considering trying out for the team should attend one of these meetings.

Tryouts: Team coaches will conduct tryout interviews of individual students the week of October 26th.

Competition Schedule: Regionals are February or March 2016 (likely in Salt Lake City). Nationals will be in April 2016 in New York City (during the ABA ADR Section’s Annual Meeting).

For more information, contact:

C.J. Larkin at or 303-871-6302

Sponsored by Center for Advocacy

Bloomberg Law Fall Lunch Trainings this week!

Hungry? Come to the Bloomberg Law training sessions this week. Brush up on your research skills or learn about the research resources available for you to get started on personal financial investments.

Bloomberg Law has a variety of free resources available to you as a law student!

For more information, contact:

Adrien Anderson at

Sponsored by Bloomberg Law

Sutton Colloquium - 48th Annual Conference on International Law

Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium— 48th Annual Conference on International Law

Sustainable Development and Sustainable Energy

As a guiding international law principle with significant normative value, Sustainable Development has captured the world’s attention. The Sustainable Development Goals, which the United Nations General Assembly will adopt at the current session include ending poverty, protecting the planet, enabling access to sustainable energy and ensuring prosperity for all. The SDGs succeed the Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted in 2000 and are due to expire at the end of 2015.

Governments from both developed and developing countries, the private sector, civil society, and individuals, must undertake concerted cooperative efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This year’s Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium brings together leading experts to discuss the challenges international community will face in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, especially sustainable energy.

Conference Description

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is proud to host its 48th annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium in International Law (Sutton Colloquium). Leading scholars will present their academic work on the Sustainable Development & Sustainable Energy. Panels will address

The challenge of access to energy for 2.8 or so billion people globally and how the unmet needs of the energy poor might be satisfied;

The processes of unconventional oil and gas exploitation transforming the world economy, rendering irrelevant traditional energy thinking; and unleashing a host of new problems and potential opportunities;

And how even renewable energy sources, which do not involve explosive risks or produce emissions or toxic wastes, have met with resistance because of aesthetic, religious, or cultural concerns.

The conference will take place Saturday October 10th, 2015 at 8:30 am and will close with a Plenary Session followed by a Reception.

For more information, contact:

Anne Aguirre at or 303.871.6279

Financial Management Sessions: Public Service Loan Repayment & Forgiveness

The Office of Student Financial Management invites you to come learn about the various loan repayment and forgiveness options available to students who pursue public interest careers. Food will be provided.

Sessions will be held October 13th & 14th.

Info and RSVP online at:

For more information, contact:

Kasia Palm at or 303.871.6557

Sponsored by Office of Student Financial Management

Should the IRS be Regulating Politics?

The Federalist Society, DU presents: Should the IRS be Regulating Politics, a panel discussion on campaign finance issues with Tyler Martinez from the Center for Competitive Politics, and DU’s Former Secretary of State, Professor Scott Gessler.

Thursday, October 8.

Room 190: Noon

FREE Illegal Pete’s will be served.

For more information, contact:

Luke Corliss at or 970-405-6210

Sponsored by The Federalist Society