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DU Law’s Center for Advocacy Ranks in the Top 6!

April 26, 2016

Best Grad Schools US News

Congratulations to our Center for Advocacy for earning a Top 6 national ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our CFA prides itself on the quality of our faculty, adjunct faculty, coaches, and most of all, our students. Through our courses, programming, and competitions, we continue to strive to prepare our students for a successful career in “The Profession That Takes The Oath”.


Advocates Cup Champions

March 16, 2016

ADVOCATES CUP CHAMPIONS!

2016 advocates cup champions

March 2016. The Center for Advocacy recently crowned this year’s The Advocates Cup’s Champions. The Cup pairs 1Ls with 2L & 3L partners, to help students be practice-ready graduates. This year’s recipients are:

CHAMPIONS
Reid Dechant
(Returning 2015 Champion)
Mackenzie Ludwig
Chelsea Moore
Tim Luetkemeyer
The Professionalism Award
Jimoh Yussof
Scott Eley
Mark Campbell
Nicholas Smiley-Kallas
Best Overall Advocate
Mackenzie Ludwig
Best 1L Advocate
Josh Mangiagli

Both Best Advocate Winners received a free bar review course generously donated by Themis Bar Review


The Aurora Theater Massacre

January 19, 2016

THE CENTER FOR ADVOCACY

At the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
presents
PROSECUTING THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY:
THE AURORA THEATER MASSACRE

aurora theater

GEORGE BRAUCHLER
District Attorney, Colorado’s 18th Judicial District
with
Rich Orman
Karen Pearson
Jacob Edson
Lisa Teesch-Maguire

Thursday, Feb 11th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

• Responding to the theater the morning of the shooting
• The challenges of managing 4000 witnesses and victims & admitting 1000’s of items of evidence
• Ethically protecting survivors’ voices and honoring all victims’ legal rights
• The use of graphic photographs and testimony during trial
• Strategies employed to prosecute a mass murderer who claimed insanity
• The experience of the on-call prosecutor the night of the shooting
• Evidentiary presentation of the explosives & hazardous devices found

ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED
http://dughost.imodules.com/auroratheatermassacre

Please email question to David Schott, Director – Center for Advocacy DSchott@law.du.edu


DU Law’s first ABA Representation in Mediation Team

December 08, 2015

mediation team

DU Law’s Representation in Mediation Team: First row: Kema G. Johnson, Rachael Isaacson, Ashley Kincaid Lloyd, and Kalie Rosenbaugh. 2nd Row: Professor C.J. Larkin (Faculty Coach), Zach Wechsler, Erik Carlson, Sandy Ramlo, Steven Lambert, Audrey Johnson, and Jim Stone (Assistant Coach). Not pictured: Megan Livingston, Tahli Salem, and Shellina Trujillo.

DU Law’s first ABA Representation in Mediation Team has been selected by coaches Professor C.J. Larkin and Jim Stone. A two-person team will be selected from the larger team to compete at the regional competition in March at the University of Utah School of Law (Salt Lake City). If successful at regionals, the team will compete at the national competition in April in New York City. Professor Larkin describes the competition as “designed to develop students’ client counseling, negotiation, mediation and self-reflection skills”.


Hoffman Cup Champions!

November 19, 2015

HOFFMAN CUP CHAMPIONS!

Hoffman Cup Champions

The Daniel S. Hoffman Memorial Trial Advocacy Tournament is the “crown jewel” advocacy tournament for upperclassmen at our law school. The tournament is named after our beloved alumnus, former Dean of DU Law, and nationally-renowned attorney. The Champions endured six very competitive rounds of advocacy, and were ultimately crowned by our panel of esteemed alumni and area members of the bar (pictured above).

This fall we crowned the following:

Champions: Luke Corliss, Sarah Colburn, and Robert Zahradnik-Mitchell.

Best Advocate: Grant Grosgebauer (not pictured)

Pictured above (left to right): Denver Attorney and DU Alumnus, Cole Wist; Seattle-area and DU Law Alumnus, Barbara Frost; DU Law Alumnus and 2014 Hoffman Cup Best Advocate Winner, Jonathan Coppom; 2015 Champions, Luke Corliss, Robert Zahradnik-Mitchell, Sarah Colburn; Denver District Court Judge, John Madden IV; DU Law Professor C.J. Larkin; Aurora Municipal Judge, Dan Kopper.


National Trial Team Places in Top 5 at DC Tourney

November 19, 2015

NATIONAL TRIAL TEAM PLACES IN TOP 5 AT D.C. TOURNEY

DC squad

Our National Trial Team finished in 5th Place (technically tied for 4th place) in a field of 22 teams at Georgetown Law School’s National White Collar Crime Trial Advocacy Tournament. Under the coaching and instruction of Attorney-Coach Sean Olson the All-2L squad of Josh Abromovitz, Alex Duncan, Kelly Frickleton, and Justin Friedberg, competed on behalf of our school, and Josh Abromovitz won the prestigious Best Advocate Award for the tournament.


National Trial Team Member Wins Best Advocate Award

November 16, 2015

NATIONAL TRIAL TEAM MEMBER WINS BEST ADVOCATE AWARD

Buffalo Squad 2015

Our National Trial Team recently competed at the fall Buffalo-Niagara Trial Advocacy Tournament, under the coaching and instruction of Attorney-Coach Kevin Keyes, and Assistant Coach Kyle McFarlane. The squad of Christopher Brummitt, Allison Derschang, Casey Fleming and Steven Visioli advanced past the “breakout” and Christopher Brummit won the prestigious Best Advocate Award.


DU Law’s VIS Team Wins Shanghai Moot Competition

March 19, 2015

shanghai moot competition

Spring 2015. The University of Denver Vis International Commercial Arbitration Team won the 5th Annual Moot Shanghai Competition in Shanghai, China. The Moot is a ramp-up tournament to competition in Hong Kong and Vienna. Thirty-two teams from twelve countries competed in four preliminary rounds followed by Quarter, Semi, and the Championship Round. Vis East team members Katie McAuley and Samantha Peaslee competed against the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in the final round, winning the entire moot. Samantha Peaslee also received a Best Oralist Honorable Mention.

Pictured: Samantha Peaslee and Katie McAuley


Jessup Team Headed to Worlds for Third Consecutive Year!

March 17, 2015

Jessup team 2nd place

JESSUP TEAM HEADED TO WORLDS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

Spring 2015. Our Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team competed at the Pacific Regional competition in Portland, Oregon. Defeating Hastings, the reigning five-year champion, our squad advanced to the Championship Round. For the 3rd consecutive year our team will be advancing to the international rounds (“Worlds”) in Washington D.C. Teammate Matt Thornton placed in the Top 7 Oralists. The team, pictured below, is comprised of J. Matt Thornton, Alex Jennings, Maral Shoaei, and Philip Nickerson. Coached by Megan Matthews, who is assisted by Molly McNab, and Coach Emeritus, John Powell.


Advocates Cup Champions!

March 16, 2015

ADVOCATES CUP CHAMPIONS!

advocates cup champs

March 2015. The Advocates Cup was successfully launched as the newest facet of DU Law’s Experiential Advantage Curriculum™. Pairing 1Ls with 2L & 3L partners, to help students be practice-ready graduates, The Advocacy Department proudly announces the following winners:

CHAMPIONS

Arielle Hanser Steve Visioli Reid Dechant
Gavin Jacobs

The Professionalism Award

Elizabeth Austin
Alita King
Mackenzie Shields
John Steele

Best Overall Advocate
Dustin Heard

Best 1L Advocate
Tim Tarr

Both Best Advocate Winners received a free bar review course generously donated by Themis Bar Review


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