SELJ is proud to welcome new staff editors

March 05, 2010

The Journal wishes to welcome to the following new members to the Journal:
Matthew Hanna
Kent Dallow
Jordan Powers
Jacquelyn Hutzell
Anthony Rossi
Gabriel Olivares
Jonathan Martin


Article and Video of Brazil’s “Father of Environmental Courts”

February 25, 2010

DENVER — Vladimir Passos de Freitas, former federal judge and president of the Court of Appeal of the 4th Region in Brazil, says that his country “has a lot of interest in protecting the environment.” That interest is reflected in part, Judge de Freitas says, by Brazil’s widely-used and highly successful system of federal environmental courts.

Judge de Freitas, who spoke to University of Denver Sturm College of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy graduate program (ENRLGP) students, said that environmental courts in Brazil “are now more strict and severe in these cases” than they ever have been in the country’s history.

Brazil is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most important engines of economic growth. The fifth largest country by geography and population, Brazil has the world’s 10th largest economy.

Judge de Freitas, while serving as president of the Court of Appeal of the 4th Region in Brazil, was instrumental in setting up environmental courts in Brazil’s three southernmost states. Professor George (Rock) Pring, a DU professor, described Judge de Freitas as “the father of Brazilian environment law.”

Don C. Smith, director of the ENRLGP, said, “It was an honor for the law school to host such an esteemed guest and environmental law leader. Judge de Freitas’ career has been one devoted to the people of Brazil and more broadly the world. The judge said several years ago, ‘We all have the ethical duty of taking care of the environmental preservation for the present and future generations.’ His life and career are an inspiration to all who meet him.”

Smith continued, “Students in the ENRLGP have opportunities to meet environmental leaders such as Judge de Freitas as well as take courses from international renowned professors like Prof. Rock Pring.”

To see a streaming video of Judge de Freitas addressing DU students, please click here. To see Don Smith interview the Judge, please click here.


Congratulations to Staff Editors of the Cycle for Editing Cycle 38.2!

February 18, 2010

Anjali Nanda
Grace Chisholm
Kelley Dziedzic
Cassandra Fava


Renewable Energy Webinar Hosted by Sturm College of Law

February 05, 2010

In November of 2009, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law hosted a webinar on Renewable Energy for the ABA Standing Committee on Environmental Law. The link to this webinar and others by the ABA is now available HERE


Congratulations to the Staff Editors of Editing Cycle 38.1!

February 04, 2010

Congratulations to the Staff Editors of Editing Cycle 38.1! Ian London, Ana Gutierrez, Karthik Nagarur, and Bradley Damm demonstrated hard work and extraordinary efforts in their editing assignments, earning them the award.


President Obama Announces $8 Billion for High-Speed Rail Projects Across the Country

February 04, 2010

Read the report HERE


DU Environmental Law Prof. George (Rock) Pring Co-authors Ground-Breaking Book “Greening Justice”

February 02, 2010

Read the full story here.


Legal Earth - IUCN Academy January 2010 Newsletter

February 01, 2010

Click HERE for the newsletter.


Justin Marks Publishes in the Transportation Law Journal’s Fall Issue

January 28, 2010

Contact: Kristen Wiest FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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The Transportation Law Journal congratulates Editor in Chief Justin Marks for his recent publication in the Fall 2009 Issue of the Transportation Law Journal!

Justin’s article, entitled, No Free Ride: Limiting Freight Railroad Liability When Granting Right-of-Way to Passenger Rail Carriers, was published in the Fall 2009 issue of the Transportation Law Journal. The editorial board members of the Transportation Law Journal want to thank Justin for all his hard work!

Congratulations and thanks!!!


Motor Carrier Safety Administration Prohibits Drivers of Commercial Trucks and Buses from Texting

January 28, 2010

Click HERE for the first full article.

Click HERE for the second full article.


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