March 20, 2018

PILG Silent Auction

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 8:30am - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm
Location: Law Forum

Don’t miss the Public Interest Law Group’s annual silent auction March 19-21 from 8:30am-6:00pm in the Law School Forum. Support public interest scholarships by bidding on awesome items ranging from Crested Butte ski passes to Wine of the Month subscriptions to restaurant and coffee shop gift cards.

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Lexis Tip of the Week #7

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:30am - 5:00pm
Location: NA

The Lexis Tip of the Week table event will take place on Tuesday, March 20th from 10:30am-5:00pm on Student Street. Stop by and learn a quick research tip, earn 50 Lexis Points and grab a fun treat/promo! See you there!

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Jessup Moot Court Try-Outs Info Session

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 180


Info Sessions (lunch will be provided):
• Wednesday, March 7th at 12 pm (Room 180)
• Tuesday, March 20th at 12 pm (Room 180)

Interested in being prepared for the practice of law in a way other moot court or mock trial teams, or even classes cannot accomplish? Or are you interested in international law or appellate advocacy? Then try-out for the Jessup Team!

What is the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition?
• The LARGEST, most prestigious, and MOST FUN moot court competition in the WORLD!
• 1,000s of students, from over 700 law schools, in more than 100 countries!
• The team does appellate style oral arguments and writes legal briefs for a fictional dispute before a simulated International Court of Justice (World Court of the United Nations).
• Being in Jessup teaches you to be a great legal writer, a skilled oralist, an effective and efficient legal researcher, and proficient in legal reasoning better than any other class, moot court/mock trial team, or internship in law school.
• If we advance to the international rounds, there is a week-long series of events and parties in Washington, D.C. where you can meet some of the biggest players in international law and U.S. politics, who will be judging the competition.
• You can earn up to 5 graded credits each year and fulfill the upper level writing requirement.

What we are looking for in new teammates?
• Decent public speaking ability, eager to learn, willing to have fun, team player, and passionate!
• Time Commitment: two nights a week for practices, and part of Winter Break (we take a week or more off for holidays).

How to Try-Out:
• Email: Brief explanation of why you want to be on the Jessup Team in a simple cover letter, resume, and writing sample (1L Memo, etc.), to Tony (Jose) Arias ( with the subject line “Jessup Application” by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd.
• Try-outs will be March 24th, consisting of:
o A 3-5-minute easy presentation with provided materials just to demonstrate your natural speaking qualities.
o This will be followed by a brief interview with the current Jessup Team.

Questions? Email Tony Arias at:

You can access the try-out materials here (they will be emailed to you as well after you send in your application):

If you cannot attend the info session, you can access the power point from the info session here:

If you cannot attend the info session, you can access the recording of the info session from last year here:

Want to know more about Jessup?

The Jessup All Rise Movie promotional trailer:

A blog about 25 reasons why students should participate in the Jessup competition

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Lawyering for Nonprofit Organizations

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 170

As part of I Heart Public Interest Week, join lawyers from Disability Law Colorado, Colorado Legal Services, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and WildEarth Guardians to learn about what you can achieve as a nonprofit lawyer.

March 20, 12pm, room 170. CPD Credit Approved. Lunch provided. RSVP here for lunch.

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CDLA New Lawyers Committee CLE and Social Hour

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Hall & Evans

Join the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association’s New Lawyers Committee for:

Mastering Deposition Skills:
Preparing for and Conducting Depositions,
and Effective Use of Transcripts at Trial

*Presented by the Honorable John W. Madden IV

This is a fantastic networking opportunity for students and to learn more about the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association!

Denver District Court Judge Madden will present on techniques and skills to appropriately prepare for and take a deposition. Judge Madden will discuss the discovery advantages and limitations of depositions, and issues to consider when preparing for a deposition. Judge Madden will also explain deposition objections, why the objections differ from those at trial, when and why objections should be made during the deposition, and how to respond to objections. Judge Madden will also discuss the pitfalls regarding an instruction to a witness to not to answer a question, and how that instruction can affect lawyers on both sides. Last, Judge Madden will discuss the problems he commonly sees when attorneys try to use deposition transcripts at trial, and he will provide information about how to avoid those problems.

Register Here:

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