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Assistant Dean Dan Vigil comments on Pueblo conflict of interest case

December 17, 2009

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Will 2010 bring a new era of leadership to Wall Street? Prof. Jay Brown weighs in

December 16, 2009

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NEW! Interactive DU Law Alumni Magazine now available online

December 16, 2009

NEW! Interactive DU Law Alumni Magazine now available online—click HERE!

Alumna fought enemy, history in Afghanistan

January 14, 2009

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Environmental & Natural Resources Graduate Program alumni photos posted

January 07, 2009

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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.

Follow Up CD’s/Materials for Spanish Language Primer now available!

October 14, 2008

The Spanish Language Primer program CD’s and Materials have been developed to address the growing need for attorneys to effectively communicate in Spanish with native speakers. These CD’s and Materials are designed for lawyers who want to jump-start the learning process, who need to refresh their Spanish, or who want to increase and practice legal vocabulary. CD’s and materials are offered at $100.00 for any DU SCOL alumni or DU employee and at $120.00 for non-alumni and/or non-attorneys.

To purchase the Spanish Language Primer CD’s and Materials visit Or for more information please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

DU Law Hosts CLEO Summer Institute

July 25, 2008

When DU Law was selected to host the national Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Summer Institute this year, in many ways, the program was returning home. CLEO, now a renowned and multi-faced program that reaches out to law student hopefuls from diverse backgrounds, originally stemmed from the Ford Foundation Grant started by Dean Emeritus Robert Yegge many years ago. The American Bar Association eventually took the program over and in 1968 founded CLEO as a non-profit project of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education.

The CLEO Summer Institute, a six-week pre-law program held at rotating law school campuses across the country, is the core of CLEO’s programming. Graduating college seniors and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds either interested in or slated to attend law school, participate in a mini-semester of legal courses taught by experienced instructors. Students attend classes, guest speaker lectures and participate in networking events with local law firms and state and federal courts during their six week stay. At the end of the institute, students are given a final exam and evaluated and issued a final grade. “We are honored to host the prestigious CLEO Summer Institute at DU Law,” said Forrest Stanford, associate dean for administration and multi-cultural affairs. “It further solidifies the law school’s commitment to diversity.”

The institute is designed to prepare participants to be more competitive law students by introducing them to rigorous legal curriculum while acclimating them to the law school environment. Nearly all CLEO graduates eventually matriculate into law schools across the country and go on to enjoy successful legal careers.

Friday, July 25 marked the “graduation” of the DU Law CLEO Summer Institute. The law school held a ceremony and luncheon during which Dean Juárez spoke to the class and participants received certificates of completion.

View CLEO Reception Slide Show Video »