Sturm College of Law News
Conceptualizing Substantive Justice Conference
January 27, 2009
Professor Nancy Ehrenreich is organizing a conference entitled “Conceptualizing Substantive Justice.” The conference will be held at the Sturm College of Law on April 17-18, 2009.
Click HERE for Conceptualizing Substantive Justice Website
Call for Papers
Post-modern critiques have thoroughly discredited many of the Anglo-American legal norms in which modernism finds expression – formal equality, procedural justice, negative liberty, etc. But much room (and need) remains for discussion of new prescriptive paradigms of law and policy – for moving beyond critique to alternatives. For example, is it possible to articulate an alternative vision of justice that relies on positive notions of liberty, substantive notions of equality, and distributive notions of justice – and yet avoids the pitfall of claiming universal applicability or objective legitimacy? Can grounds for that vision be found within the U.S. Constitution, or would amendments or resort to statutory enactment be more appropriate? Does critical race theory’s endorsement of “looking to the bottom” suggest a methodology for identifying a set of concrete commitments that could ground a substantive notion of justice? How would that methodology be operationalized? How would conflicts among different outsider groups be resolved in the formulation of that vision?
Those interested in these or related questions are invited to attend a workshop-styled conference on “Conceptualizing Substantive Justice,” to be held at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law on Friday and Saturday, April 17& 18, 2009.
Please submit paper proposals by Friday, March 13, 2009 to: Professor Nancy Ehrenreich, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, 2255 E. Evans Ave., Denver CO 80208, email@example.com, 303-871-6256.
Alumna fought enemy, history in Afghanistan
January 14, 2009
Important News for all Summer 2009 and later Colorado Bar Exam Applicants!
December 04, 2008
Beginning July 2009, the Colorado Supreme Court has altered the essay portion of the bar exam to adopt the Multiple-State Essay Exam (MEE). The exam remains unchanged for February 2009 Colorado Bar Exam applicants.
As background, MEE questions are composed by a team of scholars, practitioners, and judges under the auspices of the National Conference of Bar Examiners [more information available at www.ncbex.org]. Consequently, the scope and format of the essay exam will change to reflect the MEE format, providing test-takers with 8 nationally-created thirty-minute essay questions instead of 9 state-created 25-minute essay questions. Significantly, the subject matter of the exam will change with the addition of Conflict of Laws and the deletion of Administrative Law, Colorado Civil Procedure, and Colorado Domestic Relations from the panoply of available test subjects. Otherwise we have been assured that the essay exam subjects and protocols will remain largely unchanged.
Thus, starting in July 2009, bar exam applicants should anticipate essay questions covering the following subjects as listed on the NCBE website:
- Business Associations
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Family Law
- Federal Civil Procedure
- Real Property
- Trusts and Estates
- Uniform Commercial Code
In sum, starting July 2009, the Colorado Supreme Court has decided to purchase all 3 components of the bar exam from the NCBE: (1) 2 performance tests; (2) 8 essay questions; and, (3) 200 multiple-choice questions. Accordingly, Colorado Bar Exam applicants should expect that the two-day format will remain unchanged starting in July 2009 as follows:
2 performance tests and 8 essay questions (Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Federal Civil Procedure, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates, Uniform Commercial Code);
200 multiple-choice questions (Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts)
Please let us know if you have questions and please visit www.ncbex.org for detailed subject matter outlines!
Note: The Colorado Bar Exam has indicated that it will add Conflict of Laws as an additional essay subject starting in two years to provide current students adequate time to prepare for studying this additional subject over the course of the next two years.
Fox News Special Report on drilling leases in Utah features DU Law Professor Fred Cheever
December 01, 2008
Fox News Channel (national network), November 24 – University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professor Fred Cheever was interviewed by Fox News, the national cable outlet, on the possibility that the Obama administration could block access for drilling, despite the leases.
DU Law Among Top 40 Public Interest Law Schools in the U.S.
November 25, 2008
As the first law school in the nation to provide legal services to underrepresented populations, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is known for its dedication to law in the public interest. Today, DU Law offers one of the most comprehensive Public Interest Law programs in the United States.
Congratulations to Michelle Larson-Krieg, Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest winner
November 17, 2008
The Legal Rhetoric and Women and the Law programs of American University Washington College of Law are pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest.
Congratulations to Michelle Larson-Krieg, J.D. Candidate, 2009- University of Denver, Sturm College of Law author of “Comparable Worth in Minnesota and Ontario: Implications for U.S. Policy.”
To view winning essays and submit an entry for the 2009 contest visit www.wcl.american.edu/gender/wlp.
Law Professor Eli Wald mentioned in NY Times review of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest
November 03, 2008
Legal Fair for Spanish Speaking Individuals This Saturday!
October 24, 2008
In collaboration with the Colorado Bar Association’s Spanish Language Lawyering Committee and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Centro San Juan Diego will be hosting a Legal Fair for Spanish-speaking individuals.
The Legal Fair will be held from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 25 at Centro San Juan Diego, located at 2830 Lawrence Street in Denver.
The purpose of the Legal Fair is to empower our Spanish-speaking community with knowledge of their legal rights in an effort to guide individuals through a seemingly overwhelming and complex legal system.
More than 15 topics will be covered by bi-lingual attorneys, such as: immigration, criminal law, civil court, mortgage fraud, child support, work injuries, worker compensation, and many more. The attorneys have graciously volunteered their time and legal talents to provide information on a variety of legal topics as well as to disseminate Spanish legal reference materials in this first of its kind event – one which a great service and support to our Spanish-speaking community is provided.
“Although there will be topics dedicated to the many different issues of immigration, many individuals are also unaware of their legal rights related to the criminal law system, civil courts, mortgage fraud schemes, child support, injuries on the job, and working with city governments”, said Luis Soto, Centro San Juan Diego Executive Director, on the motivation to put together this Legal Fair.
Founded in 2003 by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Centro San Juan Diego is an initiative of the Denver Archdiocese offering pastoral and family care to Hispanic families with a wide range of services including leadership training, pastoral outreach, adult education and family support programs. During 2007 served more than 18,000 individuals and this year already surpassed that number.
Congratulations to Hoffman Cup winners!
October 21, 2008
The final round of the Daniel S. Hoffman Trial Advocacy Competition was a magnificent demonstration of skilled trial advocacy. Congratulations to this year’s winners and other top performers in the Daniel S. Hoffman Trial Advocacy Competition:
- Jed Greenblatt & Sheena Moran
- Claire Soto & John (Trey) Baker
- Theresa Sauer & Alison Davis
- Chad Grell & Matt Dardenne
- Sheena Moran
- Robyn Schaperjahn
Sturm College of Law Receives Diversity Pioneer Award from Council on Legal Education Opportunity
October 14, 2008
In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, CLEO initiated Legacy Justice Fund Awards to recognize persons or organizations whose efforts and activities to advance the cause of diversity within the legal profession are directly in line with those of CLEO. Specifically, the Diversity Pioneer Awards were presented to commemorate the first CLEO Summer Institutes in 1968, and were presented to its original partner institutions. In addition to University of Denver College of Law, UCLA School of Law, Emory University Law School and Harvard Law School received the award.