OpEd - Denver Post: Ending the war in Syria is critical

January 26, 2016

Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , Posted: 01/08/2016 12:00:00 PM MST

John Echohawk, NARF Executive Director, speaks at Denver Law January 28 at noon

January 25, 2016

John Echohawk has served as Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) since 1977. On Thursday, January 28 at noon in Room 280, he will speak on the topic, “Why Indian Law is Important for All of Us.” Located in Boulder, CO, NARF, whose staff of forty includes fifteen lawyers, has for nearly 50 years provided legal services to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide, working in the areas of tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, natural resource protection and Indian education.

“Tale of Two Communities” in Denver’s downtown, by 3L Ty Nagamatsu

January 22, 2016

In last November’s issue of The Docket, Denver Law 3L Ty Nagamatsu (pictured below) explored the role lawyers play in managing tensions existing in the Five Points/Ballpark area between Denver’s homeless population served by the Denver Rescue Mission and businesses and residents increasingly drawn to this popular downtown neighborhood. Ms. Nagamatsu is a student attorney in Denver Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC), where, under the direction of Assistant Professor Patience Crowder, students “are exposed to a variety of social systems that impact their clients and are encouraged to think reflectively about the nature of transactional advocacy in the public’s interest.” In her article, Ballpark Neighborhood: A Tale of Two Communities, Ms. Nagamatsu writes that “it is important for those in leadership to consider alternatives to litigation that promote thoughtful community engagement. Creative, transactional attorneys should be able to bring everyone to the table to find good solutions for all parties involved.”

Updated Submission Date for Sutton Writing Competition

January 19, 2016

Submissions for the Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay Competition are now due Monday, February 1st.

Detailed information may be found at the the Sutton Writing Competition webpage

The Aurora Theater Massacre

January 19, 2016


At the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

aurora theater

District Attorney, Colorado’s 18th Judicial District
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


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

Open letter from Denver Law faculty and staff opposing discrimination on college campuses

January 18, 2016

Extremism and Islamophobia in Perspective

January 14, 2016

Join the University of Denver for a Keynote, Faculty Panel, and Workshop on this very important issue.

“Understanding ISIS’ Appeal” — Keynote Talk by Mia Bloom, Professor of Communication, Georgia State University

Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Reiman Theatre (Margery Reed) | 6:30 pm Coffee & Cookies

For more information: Mia Bloom

“The US and Extremism”— Faculty Panel with Joanne Cummings (Air Force Academy), Nader Hashemi (Korbel School), Seth Masket (Political Science), Andrea Stanton (Religious Studies

Friday, January 22, 2016 | Anderson Academic Commons, 290 | 10:15 am — Lunch served ~ 12:30 pm

For more information: Panel

“Addressing Islamophobia” — Workshop by Caherine Orsborn (facilitator), Nabil Echchaibi (CU Boulder), Tay Minshall (Muslim Law Students Association), et. al.

Friday, January 22, 2016 | Anderson Academic Commons, 290 | 1:45 – 3:30 pm

For more information: Workshop

The Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law is proud to be a sponsor along with the following: Office of the Chancellor, AHSS Dean’s Office, AHSS Student Advisory Council, Colorado EU Center of Excellence, Chaplain’s Office, Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Middle East Studies, Center for World Languages & Cultures, Center on Rights Development, DU Service & Change, Gender & Women’s Studies Program, DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program, Global Health Affairs, Interfaith Advocates, Languages & Literatures Dept, ME Discussion Group, Muslim Law Students Association, Office of International Education, Office of Internationalization, Philosophy Dept, Political Science Dept, Religious Studies Dept, Saudi Students Association, Social Justice LLC

Registration for the CLR Advance Legal Research classes is now open!

January 12, 2016

Registration for the CLR Advance Legal Research classes is now open! Are you interested in honing your research skills? Then check out the CLR Advance Certificate Programs. This semester the Law Library is offering advance legal research classes on 19 specialized topics.

If you participated in the Fall 2015 program, you can register for Spring classes at Registration Portal. If you have not participated in the program, please visit CLR Certificate Website for more information.

Barry University Law Professor and Denver Law LLM alum Nadia Ahmad

January 11, 2016

Nadia Ahmad is assistant professor of law at the Barry University Andreas School of Law. Professor Ahmad earned her LLM from Denver Law and taught at Pace University School of Law before joining the Barry University law faculty. At the recent Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Meeting, she moderated a panel entitled “Challenging Sovereignty: Exploring the Rise of ISIS and Boko Haram.” The panel also featured Professors Sahar Aziz from the Texas A&M University School of Law, Bernard Freamon from Seton Hall Law and John Kelsay from the Florida State University Department of Religion.

At Denver Law, Professor Ahmad earned her LLM in the school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program. “I am very grateful for the opportunities and connections I made while at Denver Law,” she recounts. At the AALS meeting, she also presented on “Community Based Environmental Monitoring in India’s Sirsa River Valley,” That project, she says, “grew from my research and classwork in the DU Law course on Community Expectations for Sustainable Development in Natural Resources Projects, taught by Porfessor Luke Danielson." Alongside her scholarship focusing on the intersection of energy and environmental law with international investment and development, Professor Ahmad also writes on women’s legal rights in South Asia and the Middle East, often taking a historical approach to this inquiry. See more about Professor Ahmad’s scholarship here.

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”.

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