Sturm College of Law News
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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Prof. Jay Brown featured on National Public Radio regarding banker bonuses
January 20, 2010
Listen to the full story, HERE.
Constance Talmage, JD’78, was named 2009 CBA Award of Merit recipient.
January 12, 2010
Bar Association Award of Merit goes to Constance Talmage
DENVER — The Colorado Bar Association awarded Connie Talmage with its highest award, the Award of Merit, at the Colorado Bar Foundation annual Bar Fellows dinner on Friday, Jan. 8.
Talmage has had a legal career committed to helping worthwhile causes. Since 2000, she has been the executive director of Colorado Lawyers Committee, a nonpartisan coalition of 50 metro Denver law firms that do high impact pro bono work to improve conditions for children and the underprivileged.
A graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Talmage began her career at Holland & Hart. She also worked for Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe. In 1990, she began working for the Colorado Judicial Institute on a statewide study of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Her work caught the attention of the Colorado Supreme Court, and she was hired as director of ADR for the state courts.
Talmage served as an adjunct professor, teaching ADR at DU from 1996-2007. She has also been involved in leadership of the following organizations: Colorado Women’s Bar Association and CWBA Foundation, Colorado Access to Justice Commission, CBA Judicial Liaison Section, DU’s Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committee, Deans’ Diversity Council, Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, the Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence and the CBA’s 2020 Law Firm Initiative Committee. She also volunteers on the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention International Foundation and at her church.
The CBA Award of Merit is awarded annually to a member of the association for outstanding service to the association, the legal profession, the administration of justice, and the community.