University of Denver Sturm College of Law Faculty Speaker Series
The Sturm College of Law is proud to host a wide variety of prominent legal scholars and members of the bench and bar from around the country at our faculty colloquia, where our speakers present papers describing their most recent research or on other topics of current interest. The following is a schedule of our speakers for the current semester.
2012-13 Speaker Series
Tuesday, February 5: Orly Lobel, Herzog Endowed Scholar and Professor of Law, University of San Diego Law School, Talent Wants To Be Free
Thursday, February 28, 2013: SEC Commissioner Troy Paredes (co-sponsored by the Corporate and Commercial Law Program)
Monday, March 4: Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program Scholar-in-Residence, Neal Katyal, Hogan Lovells (former Acting Solicitor General and Professor at Georgetown University Law Center), The Executive Branch in Times of War: The Japanese Internment Cases
Thursday, March 14, Professor Susan Morse, Hastings College of Law, Startup, Ltd.: Tax Planning and Initial Incorporation
Thursday, April 4: Ibrahim Gassama, James O. & Alfred T. Goodwin Senior Faculty Fellow, University of Oregon Law School, Charity is Not Enough: From Responsibility to Protect to a Duty to Alleviate Misery
Thursday, April 11: Faculty Scholar-in-Residence, Vikram Amar, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, U.C. Davis School of Law, The Initiative and Articles II and III of the U.S. Constitution
Friday, April 12: Faculty Scholar-in-Residence, Vikram Amar, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, U.C. Davis School of Law, The Intellectual Maturation of a Small Public Law School: UC Davis Since 1990
Tuesday, August 28: Workplace Law Program Keynote Speaker, EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum (co-sponsored by Ogletree Deakins)
Thursday, September 6: Anna Spain, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law, Confronting Sovereignty
Friday, October 5: Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program Scholar-in-Residence, Professor Evan Lee, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Remedies without Rights
Thursday, October 11: Faculty Colloquium, ALWD Visiting Scholar, Professor of Lawyering Skills & Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program J. Christopher Rideout, Seattle University School of Law, A Twice-Told Tale: Plausibility and Narrative Coherence in Judicial Storytelling
Thursday, October 18: Alumni Professor of Natural Resources Law, Sandra B. Zellmer, University of Nebraska College of Law, Treading Water, Just Barely: Congressional Apathy Toward the Environment
Monday, October 22: Will Potter, Independent Journalist, Green is the New Red
2011-12 Speaker Series
Tuesday, January 17: Morris Dees, Founder and Chief Trial Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center, And Justice For All.
Thursday, February 2: Bryant G. Garth, Dean and Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, Social Capital and Legal Capital: A Perspective on Asian Legal Developments
Thursday, March 8: Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program Keynote Speaker, Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Closing the Courthouse Doors
Wednesday, March 28: Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning in Residence, William M. Sullivan, Senior Scholar, Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College, What Apprenticeship “Integration” Means: Professional Formation as a Framework for Preparing Lawyers
Thursday, March 29: Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning in Residence, William M. Sullivan, Senior Scholar, Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College, Seeking Stewards of a Larger Life: Aligning Legal Pedagogy with Educational Purpose
Thursday, April 5: Charlotte Garden, Assistant Professor, Seattle University School of Law, Citizens, United and Citizens United: The Future of Labor Speech Rights?
Thursday, April 12: Faculty Scholar-in-Residence, Jane H. Aiken, Professor of Law and Director, Community Justice Project, Georgetown University Law Center, Requiring Selflessness: Motherhood and the Law
Friday, April 13: Faculty Scholar-in-Residence, Jane H. Aiken, Professor of Law and Director, Community Justice Project, Georgetown University Law Center, Scholarship as a Product of Experience
Tuesday, August 23: Christopher Hill, Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Managing a 21st Century Security Agenda: US Foreign Policy Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan
Friday, September 16: Faculty Colloquium, Nancy Levit, Curators’ and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law, & Douglas O. Linder, Elmer Powell Peer Professor of Law, UMKC School of Law, The Happy Lawyer: Making A Good Life In The Law
Thursday, September 22: Faculty Colloquium, DU/CU Junior Faculty Exchange Program, Andrew Schwartz, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law, Immortal Investing and the Perpetual Corporation
Tuesday, September 27: Faculty Colloquium & Workplace Law Program Keynote Speaker, Seth Harris, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, Paper TBA
Thursday, October 13: Faculty Colloquium, Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, Defining Slavery Under a “Government Instituted for Protection of the Rights of Mankind”
Thursday, October 20: Faculty Colloquium, Martha T. McCluskey, Professor, William J. Magavern Faculty Scholar, University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, Personal Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility, and Systemic Harm
2010-11 Speaker Series
Thursday, January 27 – Faculty Colloquium, Steven M. Davidoff, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, Broken Promises: Private Equity Bidding Behavior and the Value of Reputation
Thursday, February 3 – Faculty Colloquium, DU/CU Junior Faculty Exchange Program, Deborah Cantrell, Director of Clinical Programs and Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law, The Role of Equipoise in Family Law
Tuesday, February 22 – Faculty Colloquium, Michelle Alexander, Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Implications for Legal Education of THE NEW JIM CROW
Thursday, March 3 – Faculty Colloquium, Owen D. Jones, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law, Professor of Biological Sciences, Director, Law and Neuroscience Project (MacArthur Foundation), Vanderbilt University Law School, Brain Activity During Punishment Decisions
Friday, March 25 – Faculty Colloquium, Deborah Zalesne, Professor of Law, & David Nadvorney, Director of the Professional Skills Center, CUNY School of Law, Rethinking the Syllabus in Core Courses: Dismantling the Hierarchy Between Theory and Skills
Thursday, April 14 –Baye Adofo-Wilson, Executive Director of Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Law, Planning and Social Entrepreneurship: Toward Greening Community Development Practice — A View from the Field, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute speaker (co-sponsored by the office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship and the Community Economic Development Clinic)
Thursday, April 21 – Faculty Scholar in Residence, John J. Donohue III, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, Rethinking America’s Illegal Drug Policy
Friday, April 22 – Faculty Scholar in Residence, John J. Donohue III, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, Empirical Evaluation of Law: The Dream and the Nightmare
November 3, 2010: Fiona Haines, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne School of Social and Political Sciences, Firm Friends, Amiable Colleagues or Irreconcilable Adversaries? Considering the Combined Regulatory Challenges of Financial Crises and Climate Change, (co-sponsored with the University of Denver Department of Political Science).
October 21, 2010: Daniel H. Cole, R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, Property Creation by Regulation: Rights to Clean Air and Rights to Pollute.
September 28, 2010: Constitution Day Speaker – Marie Provine, Professor, School of Justice & Social Inquiry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, Constitutionality and the Arizona Immigration Law (co-sponsored with the University of Denver Department of Political Science).
September 16, 2010: Kathleen Clark, Professor of Law and 2010-11 Israel Treiman Faculty Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Contractor Employee Ethics: $260 Billion of Government Spending in a Nearly Ethics-Free Zone.
August 25, 2010: Professor Melissa Murray, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Marriage as Punishment.
2009-10 Speaker Series
January 26, 2010: The Honorable David M. Ebel, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (lunch speaking event sponsored by the Student Bar Association)
January 28, 2010: George W. Dent, Jr., Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University Law School, Gay Rights and Religious Freedom
February 2, 2010: Rebecca Kourlis, Institute for the Advancement of the Legal System
March 23, 2010: Samuel Estreicher, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, Title TBA (sponsored by the Workplace Law Program)
April 15, 2010: Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Scholar & Professor of Law, The University of Iowa College of Law, Chapters from According to Our Hearts
April 26, 2010: Faculty Scholar in Residence, Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School, Old Reasons, New Reasons, No Reasons
April 27, 2010: Faculty Scholar in Residence, Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School, Ivory Towers and Marble Halls: The Relationship Among Scholarship, Teaching, and Litigation
October 7, 2009: Professor Lucia Rossi, Professor of European Law & Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Research in European Community Law and Director of Master’s Degrees for International Jurists, University of Bologna, USA-EU Relations and the European Integration.
August 27, 2009: David Thomson, Using Scrivener, Twitter, and the Kindle to Support Your Scholarship
September 10, 2009: Lois R. Lupica, Maine Law Foundation Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law, The Consumer Debt Crisis and the Reinforcement of Class Position
October 2, 2009: Daniel C.K. Chow, Joseph S. Platt-Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Professorship of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Understanding Commercial Piracy in China
October 20, 2009: The Hon. David Edward, former member European Court of Justice, Nationalism, Constitutionalism and the Future of the European Union
2008-09 Speaker Series
February 6, 2009: Professor Susan Bryant, Director of Clinical Programs, CUNY Law School, Rounds on Teaching: Building a Faculty Learning Community
February 12, 2009: José E. Alvarez, Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law & Diplomacy & Director, Center on Global Legal Problems, Columbia Law School, Contemporary International Law: An Empire of Law or the Law of Empire?, 2009 Myres McDougal Distinguished Lecture
February 25, 2009: Professor Sara Bronin, University of Connecticut Law School, Modern Lights, The Contours and Allocation of Solar Rights.
February 26, 2009: Jim Chalat, Chatat, Hatten, & Koupal, LLC, Tort Liability
March 12, 2009: Kevin Washburn, Rosenstiel Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Arizona Law School, American Indians, Crime and the Law: Critiquing the Structure of Criminal Justice in Indian Country
March 26, 2009: Professor Oonagh Breen, University College of Dublin Law School, Conceptions of Charity and the Role of Human Rights Organizations.
March 30, 2009: The Honorable Michael W. McConnell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
April 2, 2009: Professor Douglas Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, Pepperdine University Law School
April 23, 2009: Scholar-In-Residence, Lee Epstein, Henry Wade Rogers Professor, Northwestern University School of Law Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging
April 24, 2009: Scholar-In-Residence, Lee Epstein, Henry Wade Rogers Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, Empirical Legal Research: An Introductory Workshop