Library Closing for Winter Break

December 24, 2013

The Library will close at 2pm on December 24th for the Winter Break. The library will reopen on January 2, 2014. Please visit our Hours page for further information.

Carl Charles, JD’14, receives prestigious Skadden Foundation Fellowship

December 09, 2013

Skadden Foundation Fellowship article »

Civil Rights Clinic students co-file class action lawsuit against CO Dept. of Corrections

December 09, 2013

CIvil Rights Education and Enforcement Center article »

Professor Stephanie Farrior Awes Students

November 18, 2013

On November 14, 2013, Professor Farrior, from Vermont Law School, visited the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to share her observations from over 25 years of international human rights advocacy. This lecture filled the room with students and faculty as Professor Farrior told personal stories regarding her work in human rights. These stories, especially those with Amnesty International, inspired everyone in attendance.

46th Annual Sutton Colloquium - A Huge Success

November 13, 2013

Thank you to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, our esteemed speakers, volunteers, and our Cox Price Human Rights Award recipient, Peter Weiss for making the Sutton Colloquium such a huge success. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

To watch a video of this year’s colloquium, please visit:

Rwanda Twenty Years Ago kick-off event a huge success

October 16, 2013

image On Wednesday October 16th, the law school’s International Legal Studies Program and Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law collaborated with the Department of Anthropology, the University Libraries, and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies to host a panel of Rwandans who discussed their perceptions of the events leading up to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which 800,000 women, children and men perished. imageNoteworthy speaker Medard Nduwamungu is a genocide survivor and contributor to the 1999 Alison Des Forges book “Live None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda” and later translated that book into Kinyarwanda. Mr. Nduwamungu, who now works for the Canadian Department of Justice’s War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Section, spoke of the many early warning signs to the genocide. In a powerful statement Mr. Nduwamungu stated: “World leaders know the political environment in countries. They know when atrocities such a as genocide are being committed. And they ought to be ashamed that they allow the atrocities to occur.”

Other panelists included Mr. Adolphe Kajangwe, a local Rwandan who grew up in neighboring Burundi, and Ms. Francoise Mbabazi, another local Rwandan who grew up in neighboring Uganda. image Both had family members perish in the genocide, and both provided valuable insights with regards to the pre-genocidal culture, context and colonial legacy that stirred historical conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi populations that spanned across the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda.

The panel was part of a larger series of events and activities designed to commemorate the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. For more information, please visit our blog,

Restricted Access starts October 13th

October 09, 2013

Beginning this Sunday, October 13, library access will be restricted to DU Law students, faculty and staff and those with legitimate legal research needs from 9:00 p.m. until midnight on Sunday through Thursday nights. You will need to swipe your DU identification card in the card reader at the front door if you want to enter the library after 9:00 p.m. If you forget your card or the card reader does not accept it, please knock on the door so that a library employee can assist you.

Noise Alert for Saturday, October 12 from 9am-5pm

October 07, 2013

The Denver University Law Review will be doing a staff training on Level 3 of the library from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. Materials and computers on Level 3 will be accessible, but you might want to work or study on Level 1 or 2 or in a study room.

Ved Nanda Center hosts Islamic Law scholar from University of Toronto

September 20, 2013

This past Friday September 20th, the Ved Nanda Center, in collaboration with the Josef Korbel School’s Center for Middle East Studies, hosted Islamic Law scholar Mohammad Fadel of the University of Toronto for a lunchtime talk on “The Crisis in Egypt: Liberalism, Islamism, and the Struggle for Democracy.” Professor Fadel spoke on the topics of Liberalism and Islamism in Egypt post-Arab Spring and post-2012 constitutional reforms. Professor Fadel’s lunchtime talk was well attended and well received with nearly 100 attendees. Professor Micheline Ishay of the Josef Korbel School spoke as a discussant after the lecture. To view the lecture, please visit the Center for Middle East Studies’ Facebook page at


Professor Ved Nanda weighs in on the US response to Syria

September 07, 2013

Professor Ved Nanda’s Denver Post OpEd piece on the US response to Syria.

Read the Denver Post OpEd Here »

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