A Social Justice Theme Informs the 2016 Denver Law Pipeline Conference
April 15, 2016
In 2015-16, activism and protests swept across many college and university campuses. The protests were student led. Activists held accountable the schools they attended for policies and practices that too often stymied oft-stated goals to increase diversity and value inclusion at our nation’s institutions of higher learning. The 2016 Denver Law Pipeline Conference, held April 1st, brought five student activists engaged in these protests to the University of Denver: Yameisha Bell, University of Connecticut; Briana Cato, University of Missouri; Katherine Demby, Yale Law School; Storm Ervin, University of Missouri; and David Turner III, University of California at Berkeley.
A lengthy and stimulating discussion, not without controversy and moderated by DePaul University College of Law Professor Terry Smith, explored these students’ work, aspirations and observations through lenses of the law, First Amendment guarantees and Equal Protection jurisprudence.
Denver Law Professor Beto Juárez opened the conference by speaking on “The Supreme Court, Law, and Post-racialism: How the Supreme Court Affects Our Daily Lives.” This conversation, along with the two-hour student activism panel that followed, addressed social justice issues in practical, on-the-ground terms and offered 150 conference attendees answers to the question, “Why study the law?”
The audience included over 100 students—60 undergrads and the remaining from high school (and even a few from junior high)—interested in learning about law school and the law. Parents, teachers, advisors and mentors, along with friends from DU, rounded out the crowd. Following lunch in the law school Forum and outside on the patio, the conference agenda took on a more instrumental cast. Professor Juárez returned to teach a “mock law school class” on how Supreme Court rulings have shaped admission policies in higher education. Two panels were up next—one on “Law School and the Legal Profession from the Perspective of Diverse Students and Lawyers,” while a second offered valuable advice for “Getting into Law School.” Denver Law professors, staff members, alums and students spoke on these topics.
Professor Carlton Waterhouse, from Indiana University McKinney School of Law, pulled together topics explored and lessons learned throughout the day in closing remarks he titled, “The Social Dominance Problem.” The conference concluded with a reception in the Forum, where conversation continued among attendees and speakers over refreshments.
The 2016 Pipeline Conference was the third held at Denver Law. Participation and the quality of content hit high levels again. Denver Law’s Catherine Smith, associate dean and professor, and Randy Wagner, administrative director of strategic initiatives, planned and directed the conference, and they intend to continue the tradition in the spring of 2017. Especially rewarding this year was the role played by faculty and staff at the Metropolitan State University of Denver in spreading word about the Pipeline Conference among their students, who composed half of the total undergraduates attending. Metro State University boasts an enrollment of nearly 7,500, one-third of whom are first-generation college and students. We welcome this pipeline partnership and hope to see it grow in days ahead.
See a video recording of the morning panel here.
0:01: Opening remarks
10:00: Professor Beto Juárez, “The Supreme Court, Law, and Post-Racialism: How the Supreme Court Affects Our Daily Lives”
40:00: Student activist panel, “How Law and Student Activism are Shaping ‘Post-racial’ American College Campuses”
Human Privacy vs. Data Privacy: How Does Your Nation Define Abuse?
April 05, 2016
Ten transnational, multidisciplinary legal scholars and professional will explore tensions in their nation over the power struggle for equal human rights protections compared with recent protections to prevent unwanted data invasion. MYCY Radio Production Studio will broadcast this discussion Live from the UN Buffer Zone in the last divided capital city in the world, Nicosia, Cyprus.
1 CLE credit
Friday, April 15th | 9 – 10am | LAW 170 Ricketson Law Building
For questions contact Anne Aguirre, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Ved Nanda Center, One Woman At A Time, MYCY radio.eu, University of Lancaster-Cyprus, University of Nicosia, University of Cyprus, goap Centro antiviolenza, younicef for unicef, and the Sturm College of Law.
Register Now! 2016 DJILP International Law Award Dinner
March 24, 2016
Register Now to join us Tuesday, April 19th, 6-9pm for DJILP’s 2016 International Law Alumni Award dinner and silent auction. You definitely don’t want to miss this!
This year’s Distinguished International Law Alumni award will be presented to Doug Scrivner, JD’77, former Editor-in-Chief of the Denver Journal of Law & Policy, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and tireless supporter of the Law School and Nanda Center.
The keynote this year will be the Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture on International Law presented by the Honorable Sid Brooks, retired US Bankruptcy Court judge and Nanda Center Board member chair of the Brooks-Nanda Russian Law Fellow program.
We hope you will join us in honoring Doug and Sid for their commitment and generosity to the University of Denver, the Sturm College of Law, and the Nanda Center.
Ten years ago, on the 40th anniversary of Professor Ved Nanda’s teaching at the University of Denver, Doug inspired and committed to the creation of the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law. Doug, along with several other generous sponsors, made the vision of the Center a reality. Both Doug and Sid have been dedicated and inspirational advocates for the mission of the Nanda Center and we are deeply honored to recognize their work and efforts on behalf of the University, Law School, and the Nanda Center.
Interested in China and the Impact of the TPP? Don’t miss this.
March 18, 2016
The Labor Clauses in TPP: Its Impact on China’s Industrial Relations, Labor law and Beyond
Sponsored by the Korbel School’s Center for China—U.S. Cooperation, visiting distinguished scholar Dr. Yongqian Tu will present as part of Korbel’s Jackson/Ho China Forum. The Forum, funded by the William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment, brings prominent scholars, government officials, business leaders, and other professionals to the University of Denver to address issues related to China and China-U.S. relations. The forum is open to both the University community and the general public.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 301
RSVP Required — Lunch Provided
Dr. Yongqian Tu is Professor in School of Labor and Human Resources of Remin University of China. He received his Ph.D. and LLM degrees from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and Central China University of Finance and Political Sciences in Wuhan. Tu’s research covers law, management, sociology and economics. He has published many academic articles in Chinese in the China’s academic journals and 2 monographs, Toxic Torts with Latent Harm and Law of Torts. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for China-US Cooperation, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver in 2015.
International Volunteer Opportunities with One Heart Source
March 17, 2016
One Heart Source is an international 501©3 non-profit focused on collaboration, design, and implementation of programs focused on student mentorship, intercultural experience and dialogue in South Africa and Jamaica. Since 2008, over 1,000 students from 100 universities have participated in our programs.
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2016 Volunteer Programs. We are offering a variety of 1, 2, and 4 week programs in Jamaica and South Africa this summer!
- Develop the international experience graduate schools and employers look for
- Gain skills in academic tutoring, international communication, and community outreach
- Mentor students to realize academic growth and cultivate lifelong relationships
- Partner with local communities to experience a global perspective
- Connect to an international network designing global uplift
Apply for our Volunteer Programs: 2016 Application
Next Application Deadline: March 25
For more info: oneheartsource.org
Advocates Cup Champions
March 16, 2016
ADVOCATES CUP CHAMPIONS!
(Returning 2015 Champion)
The Professionalism Award
Best Overall Advocate
Best 1L Advocate
Both Best Advocate Winners received a free bar review course generously donated by Themis Bar Review
Spring Break Hours
March 01, 2016
The library will observe reduced hours during Spring Break. Visit Library Hours for more information.
The Denver Journal of Intl Law & Policy wants YOU!
February 26, 2016
The Denver Journal of International Law & Policy has been a definitive voice in its field for over four decades. The Journal was founded by Professor Ved Nanda in 1971 and has enjoyed the guidance of a world-class Board of Advisors. It is the second oldest international law journal in the United States of America and is ranked internationally.
The Journal is an entirely student run and organized publication at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The Journal is published four times a year thanks to its dedicated staff and editorial board.
Apply now to join the Board of the Journal and become a part of DU’s International Law legacy.
Check out More Info for more information and how to apply.
Video Link Available for the 2016 Conference on Tibet
February 22, 2016
The audio-visual of the Tibet — Rights, Reality, and the Law event is Now Available.
For information on the speakers and program, please see the Recent Events Page.Questions or Comments — Anne Aguirre, email@example.com
HAPP’s “Criminalizing Homelessness” report is in the news
February 22, 2016
The Homeless Advocacy Policy Project (HAPP) is a student-driven project at Denver Law that focuses on research and analysis of laws criminalizing homelessness. On February 16, 2016, HAPP released Too High a Price: What Criminalizing Homelessness Costs Colorado, their report on ordinances enacted and enforced by Colorado cities that criminalize activities homeless people necessarily perform in the course of their daily lives – camping, sitting or lying in public, panhandling, and more.
HAPP’s report is attracting media attention: