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

Free Chair Massage for Students

Cookie (CMT, LMT) from the Healing Hands Wellness Center will be in the building to offer FREE chair massages to our students.

Please reserve your session ahead of time by signing up in Suite 235! Note that massage will take place in Suite 115 (Admissions).

Questions? Contact Student Affairs at 303.871.6184

Chair massages are sponsored by Student Affairs

Staff and Faculty – look out for a similar event being sponsored by the STAR Team

For more information, contact:

Amanda Williams at or 303.871.6132

Sponsored by Student Affairs

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

State Control of Federal Lands: Legal or Not?

Join the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and Professor Jan Laitos, John A. Carver, Jr. Chair, for the 5th Annual Carver Colloquium.

Panelists will debate whether or not states have the legal and constitutional authority to take over the ownership and management of federal public lands.

Tuesday, October 6
6:30pm – 8:00pm
A reception will follow


For more information, contact:

Lisa Bingham at or 303-871-6319

Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute

Should Prostitution be Decriminalized, Legalized, or Illegal?

Wednesday, October 7th | 12-1pm | Law 270

Please join us for a panel discussion regarding sex workers and human rights. Amnesty International recently announced its decision to advocate for the decriminalization of all aspects of consensual adult sex. We will articulate Amnesty International’s position and open up the floor for discussion on the matter. Please feel free to come and share your thoughts!

Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact:

Jerin Damo at

Sponsored by Amnesty International