Denver Law Presence at International Sustainability Conference

August 02, 2011

Denver Law Professor Celia Taylor, Adjunct Professor Anita Halvorssen and Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy LLM Graduate Diego Parravicini will chair panels at an upcoming conference at University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, on August 29-30, 2011.

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Justin Pidot to join ENRL faculty in August

July 22, 2011

Justin R. Pidot, former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, will join the Denver Law faculty as an Assistant Professor in August. He will teach Environmental Law as well as Property Law.

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Intensive course includes influential lineup of Colorado utilities sector leaders

July 18, 2011

Denver Law’s one-week intensive short course, Public Utilities Regulation, which concluded last week, included some of the utilities sector’s leading figures including the president of a major investor owned utility and a member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

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Prof. Jan Laitos to be featured speaker at Buenos Aires Mining Seminar

July 15, 2011

Jan Laitos, John A. Carver Jr. Professor of Law at Denver Law, will be the featured speaker next month at a prestigious seminar in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event, “Current Trends in the Regulation on Cyanide and Open Pit Mining,” is being sponsored by one of the leading Latin American law firms Marval O’Farrell & Mairal.

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Denver Law sponsors the 24th National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Industry Growth Forum

July 13, 2011

Denver Law has become affiliated as a sponsor for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s 24th Industry Growth Forum, to be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver in downtown Denver on November 8-11, 2011. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Industry Growth Forum is the United State’s premier event for emerging clean energy and energy efficiency technology start ups to gain exposure and feedback from venture capitalists, corporate investors, government agencies, and strategic partners.

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Denver Post: Professor Ved Nanda says Justice will find Khadafy

July 10, 2011

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John Bellish, 3L, pens first-hand account of Ratko Mladic trial via DJILP blog

July 08, 2011

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Profile of Adjunct Professor Troy Eid

July 08, 2011

In the fall 2011 semester Denver Law will introduce an important new course, “Environmental Law, Energy & Natural Resources in Indian Country,” which will be taught by nationally recognized American Indian law expert Troy A. Eid.

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Spring 2011 Issue is released

July 01, 2011

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Jack Hanley named the first MSLA Robert B. Yegge Professor

July 01, 2011

I am pleased to announce that Jack Hanley is the first recipient of the Master of Science in Legal Administration (MSLA) Robert B. Yegge Professorship.

If you are familiar with the MSLA program, you know Jack Hanley. Jack has been associated with DU Law since 1967. He worked alongside Dean Yegge in developing the MSJA/MSLA curriculum, and he has taught Human Resources for more than a decade!

Jack began his tenure at the University of Denver under Dean Yegge after graduating from the University of Colorado. Shortly after graduating, Hanley was informed of an operations position at the College of Law; Dean Yegge wanted to spend more time working on his academic responsibilities and was seeking a business mind to handle the ‘business of running a law school’. Needless to say, Dean Yegge hired Jack but not before putting him through the “gauntlet” to see if Jack could keep up with the work!

Jack was kept busy with the day to day operations of the law school, and soon Dean Yegge asked Hanley to assist with the development of law school curriculums and programs. In 1970 Dean Yegge, Harry Lawson and Jack worked to develop a curriculum for a summer program based on court administration to be held in Aspen, Colorado. The program, named the Institute for Court Management (ICM), was a huge success and laid the groundwork for the Master of Science in Judicial Administration (MSJA). In 1972, the College of Law graduated its first MSJA students, and became the first and only academic institution to offer a masters degree in judicial administration.

Going on the belief that there would be greater acceptance among the judiciary if the MSJA program was part of a reputable law school, the program added a separate track for training administrators for public and private law offices in 1980. A decade later, in 1990, the two programs were combined to create the Master of Science in Legal Administration (MSLA). (For more detailed history, please click here)

Today, Jack is executive director at Reilly Pozner, LLP. He continues to bring his wealth of knowledge to the MSLA classroom, teaching Human Resources during the fall term. Ask any student who has attended his class, and you’ll undoubtedly hear how Jack is an invaluable resource in this field and will always go the extra mile for the students.

Jack describes Dean Yegge as a visionary and a leader…. He not only had great foresight but he carried out his visions. Dean Yegge broadened how young lawyers thought about the legal field. In retrospect, Dean Yegge was a pioneer of many things, but perhaps most notably he is considered by many to be the pioneer of legal administration.

The goal of the Yegge professorship is to see that Dean Yegge’s wishes and vision are carried out. Jack was very surprised and humbled by this award, as he did not expect to receive anything for something that he enjoys so much, Dean Yegge was a great friend and mentor to Jack, and to receive this award is something that “I will cherish every day,” says Jack.

THANK YOU Jack and Congratulations!

Hope Kentnor
Director, MSLA

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