News and Events
- Denver University Law Review Announces 2014 Symposium Topic
The Denver University Law Review is excited to announce the topic of its 2014 annual symposium, entitled “Revisiting ‘Sex’: Gender and Sex Discrimination Fifty Years after the Civil Rights Act.” The symposium will explore the meaning of “sex” under Title VII and present the role gender plays in the workplace. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on January 31, 2014 to February 1, 2014 at the Sturm College of Law.
- DU Community Outreach: Student Leaders Develop Program to Connect Diverse High School Students to the Law
On April 20, 2013, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will host forty-five high school students to participate in Spring Training for Youth and Legal Education (STYLE). STYLE was developed by student leaders of diversity programs at DU Law to connect high school students with the legal profession. The program targets high school students who would not normally have access to the legal community because of their socioeconomic background. The students were nominated by a teacher, counselor, or other community member based on level of motivation and promise. STYLE will introduce the nominated high school students to diverse legal professionals and law students. Students will engage in seminar discussions and participate in a mock trial. The DU Law Review will post select student highlights and STYLE articles in April.
Please click here to view the STYLE agenda.
Please click here to view STYLE articles and student highlights.
- On March 4, 2011, the Denver University Law Review hosted a symposium, Guilty Minds, to discuss recent advances in neuroscientific techniques and methods that offer both promise and pitfalls for law. Because neuroscientific evidence is being offered in courts at an accelerating rate, the stakes are high. This symposium provided insight into current neuroscientific rate, the stakes are high. This symposium provided insight into current neuroscientific capabilities, discussed several trends, and highlighted recent and forthcoming developments. For more information click here.
- On January 27 and 28, 2011, the Denver University Law Review co-sponsored the 2011 Ira C. Rothgerber Conference. This two day conference, which centered on “Popular Constitutionalism and the Uses of History in Constitutional Argument,” featured a Keynote Address by Harvard University Professor Jill Lepore.
- On January 26, 2010, the Law Review hosted Judge David Ebel, Senior Judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, during a lunchtime presentation. Judge Ebel spoke to Sturm College of Law students on the topic of judicial independence. Judge Ebel’s provided a fascinating perspective on the life of a federal judge, and spoke of the invaluable independence of the American judiciary.
- On November 20, 2009, the Law Review hosted a symposium on the topic of Cyber Civil Rights, featuring experts from such institutions as the University of Maryland, Fordham University, the University of Chicago, and Princeton University. The content from this event is available on the Law Review’s new online supplement, duprocess.org.
- On September 3, 2009, the Law Review hosted Professor Gregory O’Meara from Marquette University for a fascinating lunchtime presentation. Professor O’Meara served on the prosecution team in State of Wisconsin v. Jeffrey Dahmer. He spoke about his experiences prosecuting one of America’s most notorious serial killers, including the prosecution team’s strategy to overcome Dahmer’s insanity defense. Professor O’Meara’s article is available online, here.
- The Law Review hosted a lunch event featuring Dave Kopel on February 24, 2009. Mr. Kopel is a preeminent second amendment scholar, and authored an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller. Mr. Kopel also published the lead article in the Law Review’s annual 10th Circuit Survey, The Second Amendment in the Tenth Circuit: Three Decades of (mostly) Harmless Error (available under the “Current Volume” link).
- In honor of the historic election of President Barack Obama, the Denver University Law Review published a special issue dedicated to President Obama’s remarkable campaign. The articles in this special issue were drawn from speakers at the “Obama Phenomena” conference held at the law school during the DNC. The articles are available under the “Current Volume” link.
- On January 30, 2009, the Law Review co-hosted a symposium on the topic of Home Rule and Municipalities. The event was co-hosted by the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law. Experts in the field traveled from Columbia, New York University, University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Texas to speak at the event. Look for the articles in the upcoming issue of the Denver University Law Review.
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor published the introduction to Volume 86 of the Denver University Law Review. Justice O’Connor’s piece, Judicial Accountability Must Safeguard, Not Threaten, Judicial Independence: An Introduction, 86 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1 (2008), led off a themed issue dedicated to judicial accountability.
- In October 2008, the Law Review proudly hosted a lunch event featuring former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis. Justice Kourlis presented the article she co-authored with Jordan Singer, Director of Research at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.
- On February 15, 2008, the Denver University Law Review hosted a symposium entitled Global Climate Change: Integrating Environmental Justice Into Policy, Regulation, and Litigation.
- The Law Review hosted Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on January 31, 2008.
- United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito cited the Denver University Law Review in his dissenting opinion in Cunningham v. California, decided January 22, 2007 (available at 2007 WL 135687). In this case regarding sentencing guidelines, Justice Alito cited Tenth Circuit Judge Michael W. McConnell’s article, The Booker Mess, 83 Denv. U. L. Rev. 665 (2006).