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Director, Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program and Professor
Sam Kamin joined the faculty at the Sturm College of Law in 1999 and is currently Professor of Law and Director of the Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program. Holding both a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Kamin’s research interests include criminal procedure, death penalty jurisprudence, federal courts, and constitutional remedies. He is the lead author of West Publishing’s Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach and has published scholarly articles in the Virginia Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Journal of Constitutional Law, and Law and Contemporary Problems among many others. He has also become one of the nation’s leading experts on the regulation of marijuana; in 2012 he was appointed to Governor John Hickenlooper’s Task Force to Implement Amendment 64 and is currently serving on the ACLU of California’s blue ribbon panel to study marijuana legalization
- The Continuing Problem of Federal Marijuana Prohibition, 99 Iowa Law Bulletin (2014).
- Cooperative Federalism and State Marijuana Regulation, UCLA Law Review (forthcoming 2014).
- Waking the Furman Giant, co-authored with Justin Marceau, UC Davis Law Review, Forthcoming.
- Vicarious Liability for Capital Aggravating Factors: A Bridge too Far, co-authored with Justin Marceau, 65 Fla. L. Rev. 769 (2013).
- Medical Marijuana Lawyers: Outlaws or Crusaders?, co-authored with Eli Wald, 91 Oregon Law Review 3 (2013).
- Colorado Capital Punishment: An Empirical Study, co-authored with Justin Marceau and Wanda Foglia, 84 Col. L. Rev. 1069 (2013).
- Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach, co-authored with Ricardo Bascuas, chapter in Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd edition (Thomson/West Publishing) (2013).
- Lessons Learned from the Governor’s Task Force to Implement Amendment 64, 91 Oregon Law Review (2013).
- Siegel’s Criminal Law Essay and Multiple Choice Questions and Answers, 5th edition (Wolters Kluwer (2013).
- The Work of the Task Force to Implement Amendment 64, 90 Denver University Law Review Online (2013).
- Medical Marijuana in Colorado and the Future of Marijuana Regulation in the United States, 43 McGeorge Law Review 147 (2012).
- Medical Marijuana in Colorado and the Future of Marijuana Regulation in the United States, 43 McGeorge Law Review 147 (2012).
- Duke Lacrosse, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Limits of the Civil Justice System, ch. in Institutional Failures: Duke Lacrosse, Universities, the News Media, and the Legal System (Ashgate Press 2011).
- The Facts about Ring v. Arizona and the Jury’s Role in Capital Sentencing, co-authored with Justin Marceau, 13 Journal of Constituional Law 529 (2011).
- An Article III Defense of Merits-First Decisionmaking in Civil Rights Litigation: The Continued Viability of Saucier v. Katz, 16 George Mason Law Review 53 (2008).
- How the War on Terror May Affect Domestic Interrogations: The 24 Effect, 4 Chapman U. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2007).
- How the Blogs Saved Law School: Why a Diversity of Voices Will Undermine the U.S. News & World Report Rankings, 81 Ind. L.J. 375 Indiana Law Journal Winter, 2006 Symposium: The Next Generation of Law School Rankings.
- The Cultural Lives of Capital Punishment: Comparative Perspectives, Austin Sarat and Christian Boulanger, Eds. Stanford University Press (2005), 9(3) Punishment and Society 331 (2007).
- Death Qualification and True Bifurcation: Building on the Massachusetts Governor's Council's Report, 80 Ind. L.J. 131 Indiana Law Journal Winter, 2005 Symposium Jeffrey J. Pokorak.
- Symposium: Toward a Model Death Penalty Code: The Massachusetts Governor's Council Report, Panel Discussion, 80 Indiana Law Journal 91 (2005).
- The Private is Public: The Relevance of Private Actors in Defining the Fourth Amendment, in Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Handbook (Steven Saltzman, ed., 2005).
- The Private is Public: The Relevance of Private Actors In Defining the Fourth Amendment, 46 B.C. L. Rev. 83 Boston College Law Review December, 2004 Article.
- Amicus Curiae Brief of the California Public Defenders Association in Support of Respondent in Lockyer v. Andrade, 123 S.Ct. 1166 (2003).
- Facts, Fallacies and the California Three Strikes, 40 Duq. L. Rev. 605 Duquesne Law Review Spring 2002 Rebuttal Franklin E. Zimring.
- Harmless Error and the Rights/Remedies Split, 88 Va. L. Rev. 1 Virginia Law Review March 2002 Article.
- Little Brothers are Watching You: The Importance of Private Actors in the Making of Fourth Amendment Law, 79 Denv. U. L. Rev. 517 Denver University Law Review 2002.
- Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You're Out in California co-authored with Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins, (Oxford University Press, 2001).
- Crime & Punishment in California: The Impact of Three Strikes and You're Out co-authored with Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins, (Institute of Governmental Studies Press, 1999).
- Law and Technology: The Case for a Smart Gun Detector, 59-WTR Law & Contemp. Probs. 221 Law and Contemporary Problems Winter 1996 Kids, Guns, and Public Policy.
- The Effect of "Three Strikes and You're Out" on the Courts: Looking Back to See the Future, In Three Strikes And You're Out: Vengeance As Public Policy (David Shichor & Dale K. Sechrest, eds., 1996) (with Malcolm Feeley).
Professor Aviel is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. She clerked for Judge Barry Silverman of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced in the litigation department of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. She also spent two years as a staff attorney for the Ninth Circuit, specializing in civil rights, immigration, habeas corpus, and criminal appeals. Professor Aviel’s research and teaching interests include family law, legal profession and professional responsibility, and constitutional law.
- A New Formalism for Family Law, 55 William and Mary L. Rev. 2003 (2014).
- Counsel for the Divorce, 55 Boston College L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming September 2014).
- Why Civil Gideon Won’t Fix Family Law, 122 Yale L.J. 2106 (2013).
- The Boundary Claim’s Caveat: Lawyers and Confidentiality Exceptionalism, 86 Tul. L. Rev. 1055 (2012).
- When the State Demands Disclosure, 33 Cardozo L. Rev. 675 (2011).
- Restoring Equipoise to Child Welfare, 62 Hastings L.J. 401 (2010).
- Compulsory Education and Substantive Due Process: Asserting Student Rights to a Safe and Healthy School Environment, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 201 (2006).
William M. Beaney Memorial Research Chair and Professor
Alan Chen is a nationally recognized expert in constitutional law, federal courts and civil rights litigation. He pursues research in a variety of fields, including federal remedies for civil rights violations, free speech doctrine and theory, and lawyering for social change. Chen has published many scholarly articles, and his work has appeared in several of the country’s leading law journals. He is a past chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Civil Rights. Chen is also interested in linking theory to practice. In recent years, he has litigated two high-profile, pro bono civil rights cases in the federal courts. One case challenged law enforcement officers’ use of pepper spray to subdue peaceful environmental protesters in California. The other lawsuit invalidated a Colorado law mandating that all students and teachers recite the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. Since joining the University of Denver Sturm College of Law faculty in 1992, Chen has received awards for teaching, contributions to the law review and pro bono legal work. Before entering teaching, Chen was a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Chicago office, where he was a civil liberties litigator focusing primarily on cases concerning the First Amendment, police misconduct and privacy rights. Before that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen, U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
- Free Speech and Instrumental Music, 66 Hastings L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2015).
- Rights Lawyer Essentialism: Reflections on Richard Thompson Ford’s Rights Gone Wrong, 111 Mich. L. Rev. 903 (2013).
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERING: A CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE, co-authored with Scott L. Cummings, (2013).
- Rosy Pictures and Renegade Officials: The Slow Death of Monroe v. Pape, 78 UMKCL.REV. 889 (2010).
- Bureaucracy and Distrust: Germaneness and the Paradoxes of Academic Freedom Doctrine, 77 U. Colo. L. Rev. 955 (2006).
- The Facts about Qualified Immunity, 55 Emory L.J. 229 (2006).
- Forced Patriot Acts, 81 Denv. U. L. Rev. 703 (2004).
- Foreword: Bill Beaney's Continuing Relevance, 81 Denv. U. L. Rev. 217 (2003).
- Statutory Speech Bubbles, First Amendment Overbreadth, and Improper Legislative Purpose, 38 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 31 (2003).
- Teens in the UV Tanning Booth? Tax the Tan, co-authored with with Dellavalle, RP, Schilling, LM, Hester, EJ, ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE 2003, 157: 845-846.
- Youth Access Laws: In the Dark at the Tanning Parlor, co-authored with with Dellavalle, Parker, Cersonsky, Hemme, Burkhardt, and Schilling, 139 ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY 443 (April 2003).
- Liability of Private Firms Performing Public Functions, TRIAL, Oct. 1999, at 60.
- Shadow Law: Reasonable Unreasonableness, Habeas Theory, and the Nature of Legal Rules, 2 Buff. Crim. L. Rev 535 (1999).
- Constitutional Law, in 1997 ANNUAL SURVEY OF COLORADO LAW, (1997).
- The Burdens of Qualified Immunity: Summary Judgment and the Role of Facts in Constitutional Tort Law, 47 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (1997).
- "Meet The New Boss . . . ", 73 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1253 (1996).
- The Ultimate Standard: Qualified Immunity in the Age of Constitutional Balancing Tests, 81 Iowa L. Rev. 261 (1995).
- Burns v. Reed--Narrowing the Prosecutor's Protection From Liability for Unconstitutional Conduct, 3 POLICE MISCONDUCT AND CIVIL RIGHTS LAW REPORT 121 (1991).
- Due Process As Consumer Protection: State Remedies For Distant Forum Abuse, 20 Akron L. Rev. 9 (1986).
Ian Farrell completed both his undergraduate degree in pure mathematics and his law degree at the University of Wollongong, in Australia. After graduating with First Class Honours in law, Professor Farrell worked at the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, one of Australia’s leading law firms, before being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and attending Harvard Law School as part of the LLM program. Professor Farrell also attended the University of Texas as part of the Law and Philosophy program, and graduated with a Masters in Philosophy.
Professor Farrell clerked for Judge Benjamin Kaplan on the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the University of Denver Law faculty, Professor Farrell was a Fellow in the University of Texas School of Law’s Emerging Scholars Program. Professor Farrell has also taught law at his alma mater, The University of Wollongong.
Professor Farrell’s scholarship and teaching interests converge on criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and the philosophy of law. His work has appeared in the William and Mary Law Journal, the Texas Law Review, and Villanova Law Review, among others.
- Taking Voluntariness Seriously, co-authored with Justin Marceau, 45 B.C. L. Rev. 1545 (2013).
- Strict Scrutiny Under the Eighth Amendment, 40 FL. St. U. L. Rev. 783 (2013).
- Abandoning Objective Indicia, 122 Yale L. J. Online 303 (2013).
- Objective Indicia and Juvenile Life Without Parole, DENVER U. ONLINE L. REV. (2012) (posted May 6, 2012).
- On the Value of Jurisprudence, 90 Tex. L. Rev. 187 (2011).
- Provocation Manslaughter as Partial Excuse and Partial Justification, co-authored with Mitchell N. Berman, 52 WM & MARY L. J. 1027 (2011).
- Gilbert & Sullivan and Scalia: Philosophy, Proportionality, and the Eighth Amendment, 55 VILL. L. REV. 321 (2010).
- H.L.A. Hart and the Methodology of Jurisprudence, 84 TEX. L. REV. 983 (2006).
- Book Review, ‘Dori Kimel, From Promise to Contract: Towards a Liberal Theory of Contract', 116 ETHICS 447 (2006).
- Book Review, ‘Larry Alexander, Is There a Right of Freedom of Expression?’, NOTRE DAME PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEWS (2006).
Lecturer & Director, Public Interest
Alexi Freeman has a distinguished record working alongside low-income communities and communities of color as a racial justice and legal advocate. For six years, Freeman worked as a staff attorney at Advancement Project, a national civil rights group, where she assisted grassroots organizations across the country on social justice advocacy campaigns around education and juvenile justice policy, housing, and voting rights issues. Freeman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard Law, she was recognized for her work in public interest law and her leadership on campus. At Denver Law, she serves as the Director of Public Interest, as a lecturer within the Legal Externship program, and as the co-faculty administrators of the Critical Race Reading Seminar. She is a member of the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals and serves on the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers, which is a community of progressive law teachers working for justice, diversity, and academic excellence.
- Getting Your Hands Dirty: New School Legal Education, 36 The Docket, Issue 1 (January 2014).
- Public Service at Denver Law, 43 The Colorado Lawyer 8, 97 (August 2014).
Professor Kwoka is a graduate of Brown University and Northeastern University School of Law and a former education volunteer with Peace Corps in Burkina Faso. She clerked for Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and Judge Michael Murphy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Denver, Professor Kwoka was an Assistant Professor at John Marshall Law School in Chicago and a Lecturer at George Washington University School of Law. She also practiced as an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, a public interest law firm in Washington, D.C., where she focused on government transparency litigation in federal court.
Professor Kwoka’s research and teaching interests center on civil procedure and procedural justice, administrative law and judicial review of agency actions, federal court litigation, and government transparency. Her articles have appeared in the UC Davis Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Maryland Law Review, American University Law Review, and Harvard Journal on Legislation, among others. She was also recently named the inaugural winner of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Junior Faculty Teaching Award.
- Leaking and Legitimacy, 48 UC Davis Law Review --- (forthcoming 2015).
- Deference, Chenery, and FOIA, 73 Maryland Law Review 1060 (2014).
- Deferring to Secrecy, 54 Boston College Law Review 185 (2013).
- Intersecting Experiential Education and Social Justice Teaching, 6 Northeastern University Law Journal 111 (2013) (symposium contribution).
- The Freedom of Information Act Trial, 61 American University Law Review 217 (2011).
- Good But Not Great: Improving Access to Public Records Under the D.C. Freedom of Information Act, co-authored with Melissa Davenport, 13 University of the District of Columbia Law Review 359 (2010) (symposium contribution).
- Disparate Impact Claims Under Title VI Would Not Harm National Security, co-authored with Michael Kirkpatrick, 46 Harvard Journal on Legislation 503 (2009).
- Vindicating the Rights of People Living With AIDS Under the Alien Tort Claims Act, 40 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 643 (2009).
- Female Genital Surgeries: Rethinking the Role of International Human Rights Law, Human Rights Law Commentary (University of Nottingham 2007).
- Designing National Pesticide Legislation, co-authored with Jessica Vapnek and Isabella Pagotto , United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 2007.
John A Carver, Jr. Professor of Law
Jan Laitos holds the John A. Carver Jr. Chair in Natural Resources and Environmental Law at the University of Denver Sturm College Of Law. He is a Reporter for the Planning and Environmental Law Review (published by the American Planning Association); a regional board member of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute; and Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law foundation. He was Vice Chair of the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission. He has received the University of Denver’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and was selected a “DU Law Star.” Prior to joining the faculty at the Law school, he was the law clerk to the Chief Justice for the Colorado Supreme Court, and an attorney with the Office of Legal Counsel within the United States Department of Justice. He is the author of thirteen books and treatises, published by West, Foundation Press, Aspen, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Duke University Press, and Bradford Press.
He has worked as a consultant on several cases decided by the 9th Circuit Court of Federal appeals, the Montana Supreme Court, the Nevada Supreme Court, the Idaho Supreme court, and the Colorado Supreme Court, and on several cert. petitions before the United States Supreme Court.
He has lectured at Austral University Law School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the European Network For Housing Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, the National University of Ireland at Galway, Ireland, the University of Oslo, Norway, and the University of Tarragona, Spain.
- Hornbook on Natural Resources Law (forthcoming) West Academic (2015).
- Principles of Natural Resources Law, West Academic (with Zellmer) (2014).
- The Problem of Amenity Migrants in North America and Europe, 45 The Urban Lawyer (2014).
- Zombie Subdivisions in America and Ghost Developments in Europe: Lessons for Local Governments, co-authored with Rachel Martin, Denver Law Review Online (April 2014).
- Law of Property Rights Protection: Limitations on Governmental Powers, Aspen Publishers (2013).
- Standing and Environmental Harm: The Double Paradox, 31 Virginia Envtl. L. Rev. 55 (2013).
- Cases and Materials on Natural Resources Law 2d Edition (Thompson West 2012) (with Zellmer and Wood) and Teachers Manual (West, 2013).
- Teacher’s Manual for Cases and Materials on Natural Resources Law co-authored with Sandi B. Zellmer, Mary C. Wood, (Thompson West) (2013).
- Rules of Law for Nature’s Use and Nonuse, chapter in Rules of Law for Nature: New Dimensions and Ideas in Environmental Law, Christina Voigt, ed. (Cambridge University Press) (2013).
- The Clean Water Act and the Challenge of Agricultural Pollution, 37 Vermont Law Review 1033 (2013).
- Cyanide, Mining and the Environment, 30 Pace Environmental Law Review 869 (2013).
- Cases and Materials on Natural Resources Law 3d Edition, Thompson West (2012).
- The Current Status of Cyanide Regulations, 34 Engineering and Mining Journal (February 2012).
- The Role of Causation in Takings Claims, 20 William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 1181 (2012).
- The Current Status of Cyanide Regulations, 34 Engineering and Mining Journal (2012).
- Equal Protection in Property and Planning, 64 Planning and Environmental:Law Review 4 (2012).
- The Role of Brownfields as Sites for Mixed-Use Development Projects in America & Britain, Perspectives on International Law in an Era of Change 492 (2012).
- The Right of Nonuse, Oxford University Press (2012).
- The Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste 2d ed., co-authored with Applegate, Foundation Press 2011.
- The Social Benefits of Property Rights Protection, Government Interventions and the European Court on Human Rights, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review (2011).
- The Growing Rule of Nonuse Values in Land Use Planning and Environmental Law, 63 Planning & Environmental Law Review (2011).
- Property Rights, Housing and the American Constitution: The Social Benefits of Property Rights Protection, Government Interventions and the European Court on Human Rights’ Hutten-Czapska Decision, co-authored with Professor Ed Ziegler, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 25 (2011).
- The Emerging Role of Nonuse Values in Land Use Planning, co-authored with Swan, Land Use and Environmental Law published by American Planning Association. Vol. 63, Issue 3 (2011).
- Property Rights, Housing, and the American Constitution: The Social Benefits of Property Rights Protection, Government Interventions, and the European Court of Human Rights’ Hutten – Czapska Decision, 21 , co-authored with Ed Ziegler, 21 Indiana International and Comparative Law Review 25 (2011).
- Public-Private Partnerships in America for an Urban Mix Regeneration Site Development: The Case of the Polluted Gates Rubber Plant in Denver, New Housing Researchers Colloquium: ENHR (2011).
- The Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste, co-authored with John Applegate, 2nd edition, Foundation Press (2011).
- The Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste, Instructor’s Manual, co-authored with John Applegate, 2nd edition, Foundation Press (2011).
- “Takings,” in Environmental Protection of Colorado Real Property, Bradford Publishing (2011).
- The Law of Hazardous Waste and Toxic Substances, Foundation Press (2011).
- The Growing Acceptance of Nonuse Values in Land Use Planning, Planning and Environmental Law Review, American Planning Association (2011).
- Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property (co-author, Bradford Press, (2011).
- The Law of Property Rights Protection (Aspen Law and Business 2010).
- The Right of Nonuse, 25 Oregon Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation 303 (2010).
- The Emerging Right of Nonuse, 55 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Annual Inst. 25-1 (2010).
- The Problem With Wilderness, Harvard Environmental Law Review (2008).
- The Problem With Wilderness, 32 Harvard Environmental Law Review 503 (2008).
- The Law of Airspace Near Public Runways, 59 Planning and Environmental Law Review 1 (2007).
- The Law of RCRA and CERCLA (Foundation Press, 2006).
- Recreation Wars for Our Natural Resources (Foundation Press, 2006).
- Literature Review of Severed Minerals, Split Estates, Rights Of Access, and Surface Use in Mineral Extraction, 2005 No. 1 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. Paper No. 1B Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Severed Minerals, Split Estates, Rights of Access, and Surface Use in Mineral Extraction Operations Paper 1B John A. Carver, Jr.,.
- The Management of Hazardous Waste (Foundation Press, 2005).
- Multi-Layered, and Sequential, State and Local Barriers to Extractive Resource Development, 23 Va. Envtl. L.J. 1 Virginia Environmental Law Journal 2004 Elizabeth H. Getches Article.
- Recreation Wars for Our Natural Resources, 34 Envtl. L. 1091 Environmental Law Fall 2004 Symposium Rachael B. Reiss.
- The Multiple to Dominant Use Paradigm Shift in Natural Resources Management, 24 J. Land Resources & Envtl. L. 221 Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law 2004.
- Height Restrictions Near Airports: Physical Takings, Regulatory Takings, or Police Power Exercises, 55 Land Use Law & Zoning Digest 3 (Sept. 2003).
- Whose Law Governs? State and Local Regulation on Federal Lands, and Federal Regulation on State Lands, 49 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 2003.
- Hornbook on Natural Resources Law (West Publishing, 2002).
- The Law of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes (Foundation Press, 2000), and Teacher's Manual (300 pages) (2002).
- The Moral Austerity of Environmental Decisionmaking (Duke Univ. Press, 2002) (contributing author).
- The New Retroactivity Causation Standard,, 51 Ala. L. Rev. 1123 (2000).
- The New Dominant Use Reality on Multiple Use Lands,, 44 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 1 (1999).
- The Transformation on Public Lands, 26 Ecology L.Q. 140 Ecology Law Quarterly 1999 Thomas A. Carr Article.
- Legislative Retroactivity,, 52 Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law 81 (1997).
- Takings and Causation,, 5 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 359 (1997).
- Legislative Retroactivity, 52 Wash. U. J. Urb. & Contemp. L. 81 Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law 1997.
- National Parks and the Recreation Resource, 74 Denv. U. L. Rev. 847 Denver University Law Review 1997 Symposium: the National Park System.
- Takings and Causation, 5 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 359 William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal Summer 1997.
- Judicial Protection of Private Property in Natural Resources: The American Experience,, 14 J. of Energy and Natural Resources 262 (1996).
- May CERCLA Apply Retroactively?, 25-OCT Colo. Law. 103 Colorado Lawyer October, 1996 John R. Jacus Specialty Law Column.
- Causation and the Unconstitutional Conditions Doctrine: Why the City of Tigard's Exaction Was a Taking, 72 Denv. U. L. Rev. 893 Denver University Law Review 1995 Symposium.
- NEPA and Oil and Gas Development on Forest Service Lands, in The Natural Resources Law Manual at 205 (ABA Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law 1995).
- Federal CERCLA Liability for Abandoned Mines, 23 Colo. Law. 371 Colorado Lawyer February, 1994 Natural Resource Notes.
- Water Rights and Water Quality: Recent Developments, 23 Colo. Law. 2343 Colorado Lawyer October, 1994 Specialty Law Column.
- The Public Use Paradox and the Takings Clause, 13 J. Energy Nat. Resources & Envtl. L. 9 Journal of Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law 1993.
- The Takings Clause in America's Industrial States After Lucas, 24 U. Tol. L. Rev. 281 University of Toledo Law Review Winter, 1993.
- "Use of Agency Deliberations by Reviewing Courts,", 69 Denver Univ. L. Rev. 121 (1992).
- Energy and Natural Resources Law in a Nutshell (West Publishing, 1992).
- Use of Agency Deliberations by Reviewing Courts, 69 Denv. U. L. Rev. 121 Denver University Law Review 1992.
- Paralysis By Analysis In The Forest Service Oil And Gas Leasing Program, 26 Land & Water L. Rev. 105 Land and Water Law Review 1991 Land and Water Division.
- "Oil and Gas Leasing on Forest Service Lands,", 5 Natural Res. and Environment 23 (1990).
- "The Nature and Consequence of 'Valid Existing Rights' Status in Public Land Law,", 5 Journal of Mineral Law & Policy 399 (1990), reprinted in 28 Public Land and Resources Digest 121 (1991).
- What is a "Material Injury" to a Water Right?, 19 Colo. Law. 1333 (1990).
- "Water Quality Antidegradation,", 4 Natural Res. and Environment 19 (1989).
- "Water Rights, Clean Water Act Section 404 Permitting, and the Takings Clause,", 60 U. of Colo. L. Rev. 901 (1989).
- Practicing Law Before Part-Time Citizen Boards and Commissions, 18 Colo. Law. 1133 (1989).
- Water Rights, Clean Water Act Section 404 Permitting, And The Takings Clause, 60 U. Colo. L. Rev. 901 University of Colorado Law Review 1989 Focus: Clean Water Act's Section 404.
- "Protection From Government Action Affecting Private Property Rights in Natural Resources in the United States,", 5 Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 59 (1988).
- "Regulation of Natural Resources Use and Development in Light of the 'New' Takings Clause,", 34 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 1 (1988).
- "Uncloaking Law School Hiring,", 38 J. of Legal Ed. 345 (1988).
- Assault on the Citadel, Part I: Water Quality Laws and the Exercise of Water Rights, 17 Colo. Law. 1305 (1988).
- Assault on the Citadel, Part II: Dams, Diversions, and Water Quality Regulations, 17 Colo. Law. 2003 (1988).
- Constitutional Limits on Police Power Regulations Affecting the Exercise of Water Rights, 16 Colo. Law. 1626 (1987).
- Government Interference With Private Interests In Public Resources, 11 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 1 Harvard Environmental Law Review 1987 Richard A. Westfall.
- Energy Resources and Policy Problems, in Energy in American History, (Pergamon Press, 1983).
- "Utility Use of Renewable Resources: Legal and Economic Implications,", 59 Denver Law Journal 1 (1982), reprinted in Public Utilities Law Anthology (International Library Press, 1982).
- "The Effect of Water Law on the Development of Oil Shale,", 58 Denver Law Journal 751 (1981).
- Economic and Regulatory Issues Raised by Utility Involvement in Central and Decentralized Solar Applications, SERI Rept., TR-744-1338 (1981).
- Proceedings: SERI-ERA Workshop on Electric Utility Involvement in Residential Solar Applications, SERI Rept. CP 733-781 (1981).
- Prospects for Utility Involvement in Residential Solar Applications, in Energy and Communications in Transition (Michigan State University Press, 1981).
- Utilities and Solar Energy, in Legal Aspects of Solar Energy (Lexington Press, 1981).
- A Legal-Economic History of Air Pollution Controls (Carrollton Press, 1980).
- Regulated Utilities and Solar Energy (Callaghan Press, 1980).
- "May Regulated Utilities Monopolize the Sun?,", 56 Denver Law Journal 31 (1979).
- Public Policy Questions Posed by the Rise of a Solar Energy Industry in Colorado, Colorado Energy Research Institute Report 1979.
- Regulated Utilities and Solar Energy: A Legal-Economic Analysis of the Major Issues Affecting the Solar Commercialization Effort, SERI Rept. TR-62-255 (June 1979).
- "A Leap of Faith: Some Observations on Law's Effect Upon the Earth's Natural Resources,", 25 Am. Univ. L. Review 131 (1975).
- "Continuities from the Past Affecting Resource Use and Conservation Patterns,", 28 Okla. L. Rev. 60 (1975).
- "Legal institutions and Pollution: Some Intersections Between Law and History,", 15 Natural Resources Journal 423 (1975).
- The Social and Economic Roots of Judge-Made Air Pollution Policy in Wisconsin,", 58 Marq. L. Rev. 465 (1975).
- "The Limits of the Law: Institutional Failures of the Air Pollution Variance Board,", 44 U. of Colo. L. Rev. 513 (1973).
- "Institutional Response to an Environmental Crisis: The Failure of State Air Pollution Control,", 48 Denver L. J. 519 (1972).
- "Judicial Limitations on Holder in Due Course Claims,", 42 U. of Colo. L. Rev. 439 (1971).
- The Effect of Full Faith and Credit on Cognovit Judgments, 42 U. of Colo. L. Rev. 1973 (cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Overmyer v. Frank 405 U.S. 174 (1972)) (1970).
Law School Clinical Program
Professor Christopher Lasch has been litigating to protect his clients’ constitutional rights since 1996. After graduating from Yale Law School, Chris worked for three years as a public defender in Louisville, Kentucky. He represented hundreds of clients in the adult trial division and was a member of the capital trial division for nearly two years. In 2000, Chris partnered with another former defender to form a small private law firm dedicated to criminal defense and civil rights litigation. He continued to represent those accused of crimes in Kentucky’s trial courts, and broadened his practice to include appellate, postconviction, and federal habeas corpus litigation on behalf of convicted prisoners. His firm brought civil rights actions and tried civil rights cases in both state and federal courts. In 2006, Chris became a Robert M. Cover Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Yale Law School, where he taught in numerous clinics, including the Capital Punishment Clinic, Criminal Defense Project, and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. After serving as a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at the Suffolk University Law School during the 2009-10 academic year, where as a teacher of the Suffolk Defenders Clinic he supervised students defending criminal cases in the Boston Municipal Court system, Chris came to the Sturm College of Law to teach in the Criminal Defense Clinic. His scholarship focuses on the availability of constitutional remedies in federal habeas and state postconviction litigation, and on the intersection of criminal and immigration law.
- “Crimmigration” and the Right to Counsel at the Border Between Civil and Criminal Proceedings, 99 IOWA L. REV. 2131 (2014).
- Redress in State Postconviction Proceedings for Ineffective Crimmigration Counsel, 63 DEPAUL L. REV. 959 (2014).
- Litigating Immigration Detainer Issues, chapter in Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner, Colorado Bar Association (February 1, 2013).
- Federal Immigration Detainers After Arizona v. United States, 46 Loyola L.A. L. Rev. 629 (2013).
- Panel Discussion I: Understanding Immigration—Satisfying Padilla’s New Definition of Competence in Legal Representation, co-authored with Yolanda Vázquez and Jennifer Chacón, published symposium comments in 9 Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy (2013).
- Rendition Resistance, 92 N.C. L. REV. 101 (2013).
- Preempting Immigration Detainer Enforcement Under Arizona v. United States, 3 WAKE FOREST J. L. & POL’Y 281 (2013) (invited).
- The Future of Teague Retroactivity, or 'Redressability,' after Danforth v. Minnesota: Why Lower Courts Should Give Retroactive Effect to New Constitutional Rules of Criminal Procedure in Postconviction Proceedings, 46 American Criminal Law Review (2009).
- Enforcing the Limits of the Executive's Authority to Issue Immigration Detainers, 35 William Mitchell Law Review (2008).
- Initiating a New Constitutional Dialogue: The Increased Importance under AEDPA of Seeking Certiorari from Judgments of State Courts, co-authored with Giovanna Shay, 50 William & Mary Law (2008).
Associate Professor with Tenure
Professor Leong graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University before attending Stanford Law School, where she graduated with distinction and was a member of the Stanford Law Review. After earning her law degree, she clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Prior to joining the University of Denver faculty, Professor Leong was an Assistant Professor at the William & Mary School of Law, an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law American University in Washington D.C., and a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center. She also practiced First Amendment law with Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Professor Leong’s scholarship and teaching interests include constitutional rights and remedies, criminal procedure, antidiscrimination, law and culture, and judicial decisionmaking. Her recent scholarship has appeared or will appear in the Boston University Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Irvine Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and the Journal of Legal Education, among others.
In fall 2013 Professor Leong was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Law.
- Racial Capitalism, 126 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 2151 (2013).
- Gideon's Law Protective Function, 122 YALE LAW JOURNAL 2460 (2013) (symposium contribution).
- Consent Forms and Consent Formalism, 2013 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 751 (2013) (with Kira Suyeishi).
- Improving Rights, 99 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW ____ (forthcoming 2013).
- Making Rights, 91 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 405 (2012).
- The Open Road and the Traffic Stop, 64 FLORIDA LAW REVIEW 305 (2012).
- Civilizing Batson, 97 IOWA LAW REVIEW 1561 (symposium contribution) (2012).
- Is Marriage for Rich People? A Book Review of Ralph Richard Banks’ IS MARRIAGE FOR WHITE PEOPLE?, 44 CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW 1311 (2012).
- “So Closely Intertwined”: Labor and Racial Solidarity, 81 GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW ____ (forthcoming 2013) (with Charlotte Garden).
- Rethinking the Order of Battle in Constitutional Torts: A Reply to John Jeffries (colloquy essay), 105 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 969 (2011).
- The Persistent Gender Disparity in Student Note Publication, co-authored with Jennifer Mullins, 23 YALE JOURNAL OF LAW AND FEMINISM 385 (2011) (coauthored with Jennifer Mullins).
- Judicial Erasure of Mixed-Race Discrimination, 59 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 469 (2010).
- The Saucier Qualified Immunity Experiment: An Empirical Analysis, 36 PEPPERDINE LAW REVIEW 667 (2009).
- A Noteworthy Absence, 59 JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION 279 (2009).
- Note, Attorney-Client Privilege in the Public Sector: A Survey of Government Attorneys, 20 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF LEGAL ETHICS 163 (2007).
- Multiracial Identity and Affirmative Action, 12 UCLA ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL 1 (2007).
- Note, Beyond Breimhorst: Appropriate Accommodation of Students with Learning Disabilities on the SAT, 57 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 2135 (2005).
Prior to joining the faculty at the College of Law, Professor Marceau clerked for the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a litigation associate with the law firm Heller Ehrman, LLP (San Francisco). Subsequently, Professor Marceau was an Assistant Federal Public Defender (District of Arizona) specializing in capital habeas corpus appeals. Professor Marceau continues to actively practice law as counsel of record, as a consultant, and as an expert witness. Since joining the faculty he was lead counsel in a federal habeas corpus trial and he has been counsel of record on a number of briefs. He has lectured at CLEs and been invited to present his work to judicial conferences. He regularly consults on cases with habeas attorneys and joins or authors amicus briefs for the Supreme Court.
Professor Marceau’s research interests include habeas corpus, the death penalty, criminal procedure, criminal law, constitutional law and animal law. Professor Marceau also litigates and consults for a leading animal welfare non-profit, the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
- Certiorari Grants in 2254 Cases, An Empirical Study , (in progress).
- Is Guilt Dispositive? Federal Habeas after Martinez, 55 William & Mary Law Review 2071 (2014).
- High Value Lies, Ugly Truths and the First Amendment, In Progress (2014).
- Waking the Furman Giant, co-authored with Sam Kamin, UC Davis Law Review, forthcoming.
- ADJUDICATIVE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (co-author) West, expected Fall (2013).
- Plurality Decisions: Acoustic Separation & Upward Flowing Precedent, 45 Conn. L. Rev. 933 (2013).
- Vicarious Aggravators, co-authored with S. Kamin, 65 Fla. L. Rev. 769 (2013).
- Gideon’s Shadow , 122 Yale L. J. 2482 (2013).
- Many are Eligible Few are Chosen: An Empirical Study of Colorado’s Death Penalty, co-authored with S. Kamin & W. Foglia, 84 Col. L. Rev. 1069 (2013).
- The Cost of Colorado's Death Penalty, co-authored with Hollis A. Whitson , (2013).
- Taking Voluntariness Seriously, co-authored with Ian Farrell, 54 Boston College L. Rev.1545 (2013).
- Remedying Pretrial Ineffective Assistance, Tex. Tech. L. Rev. (2012).
- Challenging the Habeas Process Rather than the Result , 69 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 85 (2012).
- Embracing a New Era of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, 14 U. Penn. J. Const. L 1161 (2012).
- The Freezing of the Fourth Amendment, SEARCH & SEIZURE LAW REPORT (2012).
- Arizona's Ring Cycle, 44 Ariz. St. L.J. 1061 (2012).
- Colorado's Constitutional Conundrum, 89 Denv. U. L.R. 327 (2012).
- FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS: CASES AND MATERIALS, 2d. ed. (co-author), Carolina Academic Press (2011).
- The Fourth Amendment at a Three-Way Stop, 62 Ala. L. Rev. 687 (2011).
- The Facts About Ring v. Arizona, and the Jury’s Role in Capital Sentencing, co-authored with Sam Kamin, 13 U. Penn. J. Const. L 529 (2011).
- Don’t Forget Due Process: The Path Not (Yet) Taken in § 2254 Litigation, 62 Hastings L.J. 1 (2010).
- Lifting the Haze of Baze: Lethal Injection, the Eighth Amendment, and Plurality Opinions, 41 Ariz. St. L.J. 159 (2009).
- Un-Incorporating the Bill of Rights: The Tension Between the Fourteenth Amendment and the Federalism Concerns That Underlie Modern Criminal Procedure Reforms, J. Crim. Law & Criminology (2008).
- Deference and Doubt: The Interaction of AEDPA §§ 2254(d)(2) & (e)(1), 82 Tul. L. Rev. 385 (2007).
Prof. McDaniel-Miccio is a nationally recognized expert on the law as it affects survivors of male intimate violence. She has written, lectured, litigated and testified, at Congressional and State Legislative hearings, on the issue of male intimate violence, women survivors and conceptions of state accountability. McDaniel-Miccio was the author of the NYS law that opened up the family and criminal courts to survivors of male intimate violence and one of the authors of the state’s mandatory arrest law in domestic violence cases. She has won numerous awards for her work on behalf of battered women-and for her teaching. And she has been interviewed by the print and electronic media on such matters as hate crimes, violence against women, Miranda, the OJ Simpson, Kobe Bryant and Laci Peterson cases, to name a few. At the College of Law, Prof. McDaniel-Miccio teaches criminal law and procedure, family law, jurisprudence, and seminars on the Holocaust, the Law and Domestic Violence. In 2007, McDaniel-Miccio was awarded a Fulbright and taught at University College of Dublin School of Law and lectured throughout Ireland on the issue of male intimate violence, the state and conceptions of state accountability.
Professor McDaniel-Miccio is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards. She is a Fulbright Scholar, Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Scholar, Erasmus Mundus Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Specialist. The Marie Curie and Erasmus Mundas fellowships were awarded by the European Commission and all of the awards were conferred because of Professor McDaniel-Miccio’s research and scholarship on the issue of male intimate violence, state accountability and conceptions of justice. McDaniel-Miccio has been on faculty at the University of Dublin School of Law and it’s School of Social Justice as part of her Fulbright award and currently maintains a professional relationship with both departments as a visiting professor and consultant on experiential and interdisciplinary (cross-discipline) learning.
During 2014-15, Professor McDaniel-Miccio is a Visiting Professor at Trinity College School of Law in Dublin Ireland as well as Trinity Long Room Scholar & Fellow conducting interdisciplinary research on law and identity in relation to the LGBT community in the States and Republic of Ireland. She will also receive the Law Society,Lifetime Achievement Award, in November 2014, in Dublin, Ireland for her work on human rights and gender equality. Past recipients include Presidents Clinton (USA), Robinson and Higgins from Ireland, Justice Antonin Scalia, philosopher Noam Chomsky, Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney and American actor Martin Sheen.
- Confronting the Gendered State: A Feminist Response to Gender Inequality and Gender Violence In the United States and the Irish Republic, 15 Wisc. J. Law, Gender & Society____ (forthcoming 2015).
- Tzadek, Tzadek Thou Shalt Pursue: A Critique of Justice Scalia's Opinions in Romer, Lawrence & Windsor, 21 Cardozo J. Gen. & Law____(forthcoming 2015).
- An American in St. Patrick’s Court: Gender-Violence, Gender Inequality and the Irish Feminist Response, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A COMPARATIVE APPROACH (Oxford Univ. Press 2015).
- Justice Scalia, Male Intimate Violence and the Constitution: Regressive Jurisprudence?, 5(1) Washington University Law School Jurisprudence Review (2012).
- Miranda, Morality and Court-Created Caveats: A Reply to Malvina Halberstam, 2 Denver Criminal Law Review (2012).
- The Death of the Fourteenth Amendment: Castle Rock and its Progeny, 2 Wm.& Mary Jour. Wmn. & Law, 1 (March 2011).
- The Death of the Fourteenth Amendment, 2 Wash & Lee J. Gender and the Law 57 (2011).
- Domestic Violence Prosecutions: A Book Review, The International Criminal Law Journal (2010).
- A Cruel Deception: Castle Rock, Constitutional Protection and Conceptions of State Accountability, 10 Geo. J. Gender & L. 87 (2009).
- If Not Now, When? Individual and Collective Responsibility for Male Intimate Violence, 32 Wash & Lee J. Civ. Rts. & Soc. Jus. 239 (2009).
- Giles v. California: Is Justice Scalia Hostile to Battered Women?, 87 Texas L. Rev. 93 (2009).
- Raising Again The Issues Implicit In Castle Rock, 15 Wash.&Lee J. Civ. Rts & Soc. Justice 435 (2009).
- What's Truth Got to Do With It: A Deontological Critique of Tom Lininger's Article, Reconceptualizing Conforntation After Davis, 85 Texas L.Rev. 39 (2007).
- Exiled from the Province of Care: Domestic Violence, Duty and Conceptions of State Accountability, 37 Rutgers L.J. 111 Rutgers Law Journal Fall 2005 (2006).
- A House Divided: Mandatory Arrest, Domestic Violence, and the Conservatization of the Battered Women's Movement, 42 Hous. L. Rev. 237 (Summer 2005).
- What does "shall'' mean?, 7/17/05 DENVERPOST E03 2005 WLNR 11261242.
- Male Violence--State Silence: These and Other Tragedies of the 20th Century, 5 J. Gender Race & Just. 339 Spring 2002.
- Notes from the Underground: Battered Women and Conceptions of State Accountability, 23 Harv. Women's L.J. 133 (Spring, 2000).
- A Reasonable Battered Mother? Redefining, Reconstructing and Recreating the Battered Mother in Child Protective Proceedings, 22 Harv. Women's L.J. 89 (Spring, 1999).
- With All Due Deliberate Care..., 29 Colum. Hum Rts. L. Rev. 641 (1998).
- Closing My Eyes and Remembering Myself: Reflections of a Lesbian Law Professor, 7 Colum. J. Gender & L. 167 (1997).
- Book Chapter, On Objectivity, in Women's Images and Realities, -1997.
- With All Due Deliberate Care, 40 Colum. J. Int’l Law 23 (1997).
- In the Name of Mother's and Children: Deconstructing the Myth of the Passive Battered Mother and the "Protected Child," in Child Protective Proceedings, 58 Alb. L.Rev. 1087; (1995).
- Columnist Dershowitz Goes Too Far in Tirade on the `Gender War' To the Editor:, 9/21/94 TIMES UNION A8 1994.
- Book Chapter, Women and the Law, in Women's Images and Realities, Kesselman, Schneidewind, and McNair, eds.; -1993.
- Book Chapter, Domestic Violence Litigation Strategies, McConnell, ed. (Published by the New York Supreme Court: Appellate Division, First Department); (1992).
Justin Pidot graduated with high honors from Wesleyan University before attending Stanford Law School, where he graduated with distinction and was editor in chief of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. Professor Pidot clerked for Judge Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Prior to joining the University of Denver faculty, he was an appellate litigator at the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he presented argument in more than a dozen federal appellate cases and acted as the staff attorney on two cases before the United States Supreme Court. Professor Pidot also completed a fellowship at the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute.
Professor Pidot’s scholarship and teaching focus on environmental law, natural resources law, and federal courts.
- Fees, Expenditures, and the Takings Clause, 40 Ecology Law Quarterly _ (forthcoming 2014).
- Deconstructing Disaster, 2013 Brigham Young University Law Review 213 (2013).
- Jurisdictional Procedure, 54 William and Mary Law Review 1 (2012).
- The Invisibility of Jurisdictional Procedure and Its Consequences, 64 Florida Law Review 1405 (2012).
Professor Emeritus of Law
Professor Rock Pring’s area of specialization centers on environmental and natural resources issues internationally and nationally. He has taught and published extensively, and continues to serve as a consultant to governments and public-interest organizations on sustainable development, human rights, mining and resource development, environmental impact assessment, compliance, and remediation, and nature preservation. While at Denver Law, Prof. Pring taught numerous courses including International Environmental Law, International Water Law, Public Land and Resources Law, and Constitutional Law.
Professor Pring and his wife, Kitty Pring, co-directed the University of Denver Environmental Courts and Tribunals Study (at www.law.du.edu/ect-study), and authored the first comparative book on this exploding phenomenon, Greening Justice: Creating and Improving Environmental Courts and Tribunals. Professors Pring has co-authored (with Professor Ved Nanda) a leading treatise on International Environmental Law as well as numerous other publications in the field. He co-authored (with Professor Penelope Canan) the National Science Foundation-funded book, SLAPPs: Getting Sued for Speaking Out, which first named and drew international attention to the problem of “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” in government or “SLAPPs” – lawsuits to chill citizens’ communications to government.
In addition to his extensive publications and teaching load, Professor Pring is a former US Representative to the Academic Advisory Group of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources Law. He also served as past-chair of the State of Colorado Hazardous Waste Commission, retired adjunct professor in the graduate Environmental Science and Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines, and co-founder and vice president for conservation of the Clear Creek Land Conservancy.
Ronald V. Yegge Clinical Director and Associate Professor
Law School Clinical Program
Laura Rovner received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, her B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania, and an LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, Professor Rovner was a clinical teaching fellow in the Institute for Public Representation, where she supervised students on civil rights matters involving race, gender, disability and national origin discrimination. She was then awarded an Equal Justice Fellowship from Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law) to work with a national organization representing the interests of deaf and hard of hearing people. Following this fellowship, Professor Rovner taught at Syracuse University College of Law, where she served as the Director of the Public Interest Law Firm, a clinical legal education program with a focus on civil rights and public interest litigation, and most recently, was the Director of Clinical Education and founder of the Civil Rights Project at the University of North Dakota School of Law. At the University of Denver College of Law, Rovner teaches in the Civil Rights Clinic, which represents clients in cases involving prisoners’ rights, disability rights and employment discrimination.
- Seeking Integrity: Learning Integratively from Classroom Controversy , co-authored with Patti Alleva, 42 Southwestern Law Review 355 (2012 - 2013).
- Requiring the State to Justify Supermax Confinement for Mentally III Prisoners: A Disability Discrimination Approach, co-authored with Brittany Glidden, 90 Denver L. Rev. 55 (2013).
- Preferring Order to Justice, co-authored with Jeanne Theoharis, 61 American University Law Review 1331 (2012).
- The Unforeseen Ethical Ramifications of Classroom Faculty Participation in Law School Clinics, 75 U. CIN. L. REV. 1113 (2007).
- Disability, Equality & Identity, 55 Alabama L. Rev. 1043 (2004) (reprinted in part in EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAW: CASES, PROBLEMS AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (Prentice Hall 2005)).
- Perpetuating Stigma: Client Identity in Disability Rights Litigation, 247 Utah Law Review (2001).
Law School Clinical Program
Robin Walker Sterling is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, and Georgetown University Law Center, where she earned an L.L.M. in Clinical Advocacy. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She then served as the Stuart-Stiller Teaching Fellow in the E. Barrett Prettyman Fellows program at Georgetown University Law Center, representing adults and children charged with criminal offenses in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia while supervising third-year law students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Professor Walker Sterling then worked as a staff attorney in the trial division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), representing adults and children charged with criminal and delinquency offenses. Professor Walker Sterling followed her tenure at PDS with a position as a Supervising Attorney at the Children’s Law Center, where she trained and supervised guardians ad litem handling dependency, adoption, and guardianship cases. For the last three years, Professor Walker Sterling has worked as the Special Counsel with the National Juvenile Defender Center, a juvenile defense policy advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.
Professor Walker Sterling’s research and teaching interests include clinical advocacy, criminal law, and juvenile justice. Professor Walker Sterling’s current work in progress explores extending the right to a jury trial to juveniles facing delinquency proceedings.
- Fundamental Unfairness: In re Gault and the Road Not Taken, 72 Maryland Law Review (April 2013).
- Raising Race, The Champion, www.nacdl.org, April 2011.
Lindsey Webb supervises students in the Civil Rights Clinic. She graduated from Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School. She also spent two years as a Prettyman Fellow in the Criminal Justice Clinic at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C., where she earned her LLM in Advocacy. After graduation from law school, Webb worked as a Deputy State Public Defender in the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. In this capacity, she represented people accused of misdemeanors and felonies, in addition to children accused of crimes in juvenile court. She also worked as an attorney in the appellate division of the Public Defender’s Office, where she handled direct appeals of felony convictions. At Georgetown Law School, Webb supervised law students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Clinic in their representation of persons accused of misdemeanors in the District of Columbia, and taught weekly classes on trial advocacy skills. Prior to joining the Civil Rights Clinic, she served as the Director of Public Interest and a Lecturer at Denver Law, where she taught doctrinal and trial advocacy courses in addition to serving on the faculty of the Legal Externship and Public Interest Practicum programs.
- The Procedural Due Process Rights of the Stigmatized Prisoner, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2013).