Assistant Dean Dan Vigil comments on Pueblo conflict of interest case

December 17, 2009

Read the full text of the article here.


Will 2010 bring a new era of leadership to Wall Street? Prof. Jay Brown weighs in

December 16, 2009

Read the full story HERE.


NEW! Interactive DU Law Alumni Magazine now available online

December 16, 2009

NEW! Interactive DU Law Alumni Magazine now available online—click HERE!


New Workplace Law certificate program announced

December 09, 2009

The DU Graduate Council has approved the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s new certificate program in Workplace Law. Students who take a certain set of classes and experiences, and who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above, will be eligible to receive the certificate, which will designate to potential employers that they have done so.

The DU Workplace Law program is one of the top labor and employment law programs in the country for JD students. Almost all existing programs are east of the Mississippi River, including Cornell, Michigan State, University of Minnesota, Chicago-Kent, Wayne State, and St. Louis. DU Law has the only comprehensive labor and employment law program in the Rocky Mountain Region and the Western United States, and one of the top programs in the country based on the number of dedicated employment and labor law faculty.

Workplace law has been a strongly growing legal field in the last two decades. The erosion of the common law employment-at-will doctrine has led to an explosion of employment litigation in recent years. The amendment of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in 1991 to include jury trial rights and the expansion of available remedies, including compensator)’ and punitive damages has increased the number of cases alleging invidious discrimination by employers. In addition, passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008) and passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 have also increased the demand for legal services in this field.

The emergence of an alternative labor union institution to the AFL-CIO, “Change to Win,” and the group of unions comprising it including the Service Employees International Union led by Andy Stern has the potential to revitalize the labor union Movement and challenge traditional structures of the law in the labor/management field. The American Bar Association Journal recently (Aug. 2009) tabbed labor law as one of five growth fields in the current economy. In Colorado, traditional labor is also surging. The Governor signed an Executive Order in November 2007 allowing state employees to join unions and collectively bargain.

Workplace law is front and center in the minds of businesses. A recent article in the Corporate Legal Times, surveying in house counsel, showed a majority of responding attorneys listing labor and employment issues as their number one source of liability exposure. At this time, workplace law cases represent one of the largest segments of the courts’ civil dockets. In Colorado, a number of labor initiatives were slated for the November 2008 ballot, including one for “just cause” discharge in private employment in Colorado.

An increasing number of students have indicated a strong interest in learning about and practicing in the area of workplace law. This is likely a result of increased career opportunities in this field, as well as the fact that workplace law is a uniquely accessible field (since most students have been employees and a number have been managers or employers). In fall 2006, DU law students formed a chapter of the Plaintiffs Employment Law Association (PELA), which has since been transformed into the Student Employment Law Association (ELA). The group serves DU students with an interest in labor and employment law, organizing programs that educate students about the practical and intellectual aspects of the field.

The new certificate is an important piece in DU’s Workplace Law program, and we believe it will be a helpful tool both for student recruiting and for job placement.

This is the second such certificate program that the law school has had approved. Last year, Prof. Ved Nanda led the way in getting approval for a certificate in International Law. Thanks go to Professor Roberto Corrada for making the Workplace Law certificate offering a reality.

Visit the Worplace Law Website »


New Workplace Law certificate program announced

December 09, 2009

The DU Graduate Council has approved the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s new certificate program in Workplace Law. Students who take a certain set of classes and experiences, and who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above, will be eligible to receive the certificate, which will designate to potential employers that they have done so.

The DU Workplace Law program is one of the top labor and employment law programs in the country for JD students. Almost all existing programs are east of the Mississippi River, including Cornell, Michigan State, University of Minnesota, Chicago-Kent, Wayne State, and St. Louis. DU Law has the only comprehensive labor and employment law program in the Rocky Mountain Region and the Western United States, and one of the top programs in the country based on the number of dedicated employment and labor law faculty.

Workplace law has been a strongly growing legal field in the last two decades. The erosion of the common law employment-at-will doctrine has led to an explosion of employment litigation in recent years. The amendment of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in 1991 to include jury trial rights and the expansion of available remedies, including compensator)’ and punitive damages has increased the number of cases alleging invidious discrimination by employers. In addition, passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008) and passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 have also increased the demand for legal services in this field.

The emergence of an alternative labor union institution to the AFL-CIO, “Change to Win,” and the group of unions comprising it including the Service Employees International Union led by Andy Stern has the potential to revitalize the labor union Movement and challenge traditional structures of the law in the labor/management field. The American Bar Association Journal recently (Aug. 2009) tabbed labor law as one of five growth fields in the current economy. In Colorado, traditional labor is also surging. The Governor signed an Executive Order in November 2007 allowing state employees to join unions and collectively bargain.

Workplace law is front and center in the minds of businesses. A recent article in the Corporate Legal Times, surveying in house counsel, showed a majority of responding attorneys listing labor and employment issues as their number one source of liability exposure. At this time, workplace law cases represent one of the largest segments of the courts’ civil dockets. In Colorado, a number of labor initiatives were slated for the November 2008 ballot, including one for “just cause” discharge in private employment in Colorado.

An increasing number of students have indicated a strong interest in learning about and practicing in the area of workplace law. This is likely a result of increased career opportunities in this field, as well as the fact that workplace law is a uniquely accessible field (since most students have been employees and a number have been managers or employers). In fall 2006, DU law students formed a chapter of the Plaintiffs Employment Law Association (PELA), which has since been transformed into the Student Employment Law Association (ELA). The group serves DU students with an interest in labor and employment law, organizing programs that educate students about the practical and intellectual aspects of the field.

The new certificate is an important piece in DU’s Workplace Law program, and we believe it will be a helpful tool both for student recruiting and for job placement.

This is the second such certificate program that the law school has had approved. Last year, Prof. Ved Nanda led the way in getting approval for a certificate in International Law. Thanks go to Professor Roberto Corrada for making the Workplace Law certificate offering a reality.

Visit the Worplace Law Website »


Former FEMA Director Michael Brown to teach Patriot Act Course at DU Law

December 07, 2009

Read the full story HERE.


Prof. Laura Rovner addresses isolation at Supermax prisons

December 07, 2009

Read the full story HERE.


Professor Duvivier presents to the Denver Board of Realtors Government Affairs Committee

December 03, 2009

On 12/3/09, Professor DuVivier made a presentation to the Denver Board of Realtors Government Affairs Committee. The presentation addressed the history of solar access and how the current drafts of the new Denver Zoning Code represent a step backward in protecting solar access. Professor DuVivier then presented a number of better alternative solutions.


Congratulations to our Spring 2010 RMMLF Scholarship Winner!

December 03, 2009

Please join me in congratulating our own Maria C. Crespo on winning a tuition scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for the Spring of 2010!


Prof. Ved Nanda weighs in on Obama’s visit with Indian Prime Minister

December 02, 2009

Click HERE for the full story.


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