Denver Law’s 2009 Strategic Plan announced the law school’s commitment to the Modern Learning Initiative. The aim is to produce more practice-ready lawyers by expanding experiential learning opportunities for our students and increasing the integration of skills, doctrine, and professional identity in our curriculum.

Three programs drive these objectives: the law school’s robust Clinical Programs, which have been a key fixture at Denver Law for more than a century; a large and vibrant Legal Externship Program, which places our students in real world legal classrooms; and the efforts of a committed and talented faculty working to inject into Denver Law classrooms a new kind of legal pedagogy.

In December of 2012, Denver Law announced the establishment of the Mulligan Burleson Chair in Modern Learning, and named Professor Roberto Corrada, a nationally-recognized expert in experiential learning in the classroom, the inaugural holder.

Mulligan Burleson Modern Learning Chair
Denver Law: Pioneering the Future of Legal Education.

Denver Law Carnegie Integrated Courses 2015

Modern Learning Flipbook
Video of Chancellor Coombe
Video of Dean Katz
Video of Professor Corrada