Sturm College of Law News

Prof. John Soma on privacy issues and laptops

February 22, 2010

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BREAKING NEWS: Announcing the 2010 DU Law Stars honorees!

February 22, 2010

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Donnell Fund gift secures new summer clerkships for PILG

February 19, 2010

The Sturm College of Law recently secured a $100,000 gift for support of the Public Interest Law Group’s summer fellowships.

The donor is The Donnell Initiative Fund, a private family foundation established by the late Cathlin Donnell, a Colorado lawyer who was interested in promoting positive systemic change. The Fund was impressed by the PILG Program’s dedication to the public interest. Specifically, the Fund viewed the gift as a way to build upon the great success of the program to date, and to expand the capacity of the program. As a result of this gift, the PILG Summer Fellows committee will have 7 Cathlin Donnell Summer Fellowships to award on top of the 3 summer fellowships currently funded by our fantastic PILG auction — for a total of 10 summer fellowships each year over the next 4 years.

To read more about Cathlin Donnell and the remarkable legacy that she left to the University of Denver, click here.


Moot Court teams take top honors; ABA team advances to national finals

February 19, 2010

Congratulations to our ABA National Trial Team: Nicole Quintana; Christopher Brown; Tricia Laylock; Garrik Storgaard; Isabel Lenuzza; Erika Reuer; and coach, David Schott! Their championship performance this past weekend at the American Bar Association (ABA) Regional Tournament (hosted by the University of Tulsa School of Law) was nothing short of spectacular. For the second time in ten years, this team will compete in the ABA National Finals, which are being held this year in Dallas, Texas, from March 24th to March 28th, 2010.

Congratulations too to the DU Jessup international Moot Court Team, consisting of Ruby Thapliya (Captain), Molly McNab, Megan Matthews, Anjali Nanda (of counsel), Megan Sheffer, and their coach, John Powell, JD’88. This past weekend, the Jessup team competed in this year’s regional competition in Houston, finishing in the top 4 (out of 24 schools), including Tulane, Ohio State, and University of Indiana at Indianapolis. DU Law placed second in memorials, and Ruby Thapliya, the team captain, was the fifth overall oralist.

And last but certainly not least—the DU moot court team recently beat CU Law in the Hogan & Hartson Cup, and brought the cup back to Denver! Way to go!


Winter Olympians Have DU Ties

February 16, 2010

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A New Dean for DU Law

February 09, 2010

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Brazilian Federal Judges Conference coming to DU Law

February 02, 2010

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SLAPPs get big press in “McLibel” case Down Under

February 02, 2010

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DU Law students win national arbitration moot court competition

January 26, 2010

Scott Neckers, 2L, and Thomas Loegering, 3L, competed in and won the third annual Tulane University Baseball Arbitration Competition, at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, LA on January 23-24. The competition involved 4 written briefs based on the criteria for salary arbitration laid out in the Major League Baseball Collecting Bargaining Agreement, and 4 rounds of oral argument in front of lawyers familiar with baseball salary arbitration, including a leading authority on sports and labor law who is an actual MLB arbitrator. En route to the winning the championship, Neckers and Loegering beat teams from Duke, South Texas, Ave Maria, and Notre Dame.

The team competed in the first two rounds on Saturday, representing the interests of one baseball club and one player at simulated salary arbitration hearings. After receiving the highest total score during the first two rounds among the 38 teams in the competition, Neckers and Loegering moved onto the semi-finals on Sunday morning, where they again bested their competition and moved onto the final round against Notre Dame. Even without much time to prepare in between the semi-finals and finals, the team won the final round in convincing fashion and took home the title.

They have brought home an impressive trophy which will go into a new trophy/award case in the law school.

Thanks go to coach, Zak Rosenthal, associate general counsel for the Rockies.

Congratulations to Scott Neckers and Thomas Loegering for their impressive accomplishment!


DU Contributes to Haiti Relief Effort

January 22, 2010

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