JD, 1979, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Senior Lecturer/Internship DirectorAnn Vessels, the Director of the Legal Externship Program, joined the DU faculty in 2006. Ann received her BA from Vanderbilt University and her JD from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. Prior to coming to DU, Ann was a partner in the law firm of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP where she practiced commercial litigation and employment law. Ann also served as the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Junior Achievement, a global Non Profit Organization that strives to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. With a passion for leadership, Ann was the President of the Colorado Leadership Alliance, an alliance of academic leadership programs for outstanding undergraduate students at colleges and universities across Colorado.