The University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law (ENRL) program draws on extraordinary resources. The faculty who teach in the program are recognized nationally and internationally for their pathbreaking work as teachers and scholars. Many students in the program intern with environmental law firms, government agencies, environmental organizations, and corporations, where they apply their classroom learning in real-world settings. Other students work as student attorneys in the Environmental Law Clinic, where they represent clients in lawsuits seeking to protect endangered public lands and plant and animal species across the United States.

Faculty and students work together in the nation’s first law school building to conform to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design certification program. The law school is minutes away from the recreational opportunities that abound in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. It’s no surprise, then, that the American Bar Association awarded its 2007 Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy to Denver Law’s ENRL program. I hope you will take a moment to look around this website and learn more about the outstanding contributions the ENRL program makes to ensuring that our legal system facilitates responsible economic growth while protecting our precious environment.

Martin Katz
Dean and Professor of Law