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“The Menace of the Islamic State (ISIL) To the Region and the Whole World.”

August 28, 2014

On August 27, 2014, fellow Internationalists, law students, and faculty members all joined the Ved Nanda Center and the International Law Society for a panel discuss on ISIS and the response to ISIS. The 3-panel lecture consisted of academics and scholars familiar with the Middle East and the potential risks ISIS may have to the world.

International Law and Libel Tourism- Professor Mark Wojcik

August 27, 2014

On August 26, 2014, Professor Mark Wojcik gave an exhilarating lunchtime lecture on International Law and Libel Tourism where a large number of faculty and students attended. The lecture was filled with great information, as well as followed by a short Q&A open to the public for remarks. Furthermore, the lecture was followed by an evening reception at the Sturm College of Law for Professor Mark Wojcik and all attendees.

Library’s Certificate Program in Legal Research Rollout Event

August 12, 2014

The Library’s Certificate Program in Legal Research Kicks Off with a Rollout Event on Sept 3rd (12-1pm, Rm 180)

Come to the Certificate Program’s Rollout Event on September 3rd from 12-1pm in Room 180. We will have a panel of attorneys, librarians, and students talk about the importance of knowing how to research effectively in the real world. It’s very important to develop these skills as early as possible so join us and learn more about our Certificate in Legal Research that will help you get a head start on your research skills.

We will have lunch for everyone in attendance and the panel will discuss research in practice and answer all your questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Law School Clinical Programs Seeking Bi-Lingual Work-Study

July 02, 2014

The Law School Clinical Programs are seeking a bi-lingual (fluent in English and Spanish) work-study student with the ability to translate in live client meetings.

The summary of duties:

  • Perform a myriad of duties including, but not limited to: answering telephones, greeting clients, stocking supplies, forms, and paper.
  • Cleaning kitchen, student carrels, and copy room.
  • Additional duties include, but are not limited to: data-entry, faxing, copying scanning; ordering supplies, and various administrative tasks.
  • At all times the work-study is to maintain professional and positive contact with clients and visitors, law students, faculty and staff. Confidentiality must be observed at all times.

For more information, please contact Laurie Saraceno at or call 303.871.6140.

The Move Toward Mining the Deep Seabed, a talk by Professor Don Anton

July 02, 2014


Please join the Sturm College of Law’s International Legal Studies Program as we welcome Don Anton, recognized expert in international environmental law and the law of the sea who will be discussing his paper “The Move Toward Mining the Deep Seabed: Is the Legal Regime Governing Mineral Resources Beyond National Jurisdiction Adequate?” Don Anton is a leading international lawyer, recognized worldwide for his expertise in international environmental law and the law of the sea. He is a Professor of Law at the Australian National University College of Law, where he has been teaching since 2000. He maintains an active international legal practice and is currently appearing as counsel for the IUCN in the pending advisory proceedings on fisheries in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as leading an amicus brief supporting indigenous Ecuadorians in their appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the epic Chevron v. Donziger litigation. He has been a leader in various international law bodies, including as Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Environmental Law and as an Executive Councilor of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. He has has been a member of various academic Committees of the International Law Association and participated in the American Society of International Law/American
Bar Association Joint Taskforce on Treaties in U.S. Law.

Hauwa Ibrahim Joins Effort to Bring Back Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

June 27, 2014

Nigerian human rights attorney and women’s rights activist, Ms. Hauwa Ibrahim, who spoke at SCOL in April, is participating on a 17-person Presidential Committee assembled to investigate the kidnapping of more than 200 girls in Nigeria. Here’s an interview with her.

Rwanda Twenty Years Ago Today: Fergal Gaynor’s Presentation Video

April 28, 2014

This presentation was the fifth event in a series commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide. The genocide began on April 6th, 1994, and 2014 marks 20 years since that tragedy. In the intervening 20 years, the United Nations tribunal indicted 90 planners and organizers of the genocide. Suffice it to say, a lot has been learned these past 20 years both in terms of international atrocity prosecutions and in terms of restorative justice. One lesson learned was that victims might be better served by having separate representation in the proceedings, apart from the Prosecution and Defense attorneys. The International Criminal Court is employing a model that does just that: victims are represented in the proceedings in by a victims’ representative. This presentation was by Fergal Gaynor, the victims’ representative in the Kenya election violence case at the ICC. Mr. Gaynor represents some 20,000 victims in the prosecution of the current President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr. Gaynor discussed the advantages and disadvantages of this model and how he expects to interact with the trial when it begins in the Autumn of 2014. Watch it here.

International Law Gala and Silent Auction a Huge Success

April 21, 2014

Thank you to all of those who made the International Law Gala and Silent Auction such a wonderful success. The silent auction and independent financial donations raised over $3,000.00 in scholarship funds for students participating in international externships. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Watch Hauwa Ibrahim Lecture LIVE on April 7th at noon—follow this link!

April 01, 2014



Sturm College of Law’s Jessup Team Advances to International Rounds

March 06, 2014


The University of Denver Sturm College of Law has proudly hosted one of the top International Law programs in the country for the past 45 years. And naturally, the students who participate in the program are the cornerstone of its success. The University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s international law programs are proud to announce that on April 6th our Jessup Moot Team will be advancing to the World rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition for the 4th time in a decade. The Jessup Moot is the largest moot court competition in the world, drawing participation from law students at 140 U.S. law schools and from over 80 countries. This year’s team was led by coach and Denver Law alumna Megan Matthews (JD’11), team captain and participant William Kent (LLM/ JD’14), and team members Laurel Darby (JD’14), Kyle Montour (JD’15), Morgen Robinson (JD’14), and J. Matt Thornton (JD’15). Last year’s Jessup team also took home high honors at both the regional and World rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot. Congratulations AND GOOD LUCK to our exceptional students!

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