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Daniel A. Vigil

Assistant Dean of External Relations, Adjunct Professor

Daniel A. Vigil graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1982. He clerked for a Denver District Court Judge and then went into private practice. In 1984 he began teaching at the University of Colorado School of Law. He later became an Associate Dean at the Law School. Dean Vigil has taught Criminal Law, Legal Method, Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy and Water Law; he currently teaches Legal Ethics and Water Law. In 1998 he received the University of Colorado School of Law Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement in Education. In 2003 Professor Vigil left CU and began teaching at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver where he is currently Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

Dean Vigil is a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee and a former Trustee for the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Fund for Client Protection. He is a past President of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, a former chairman of the Colorado Lottery Commission, and he is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Colorado Legal Services. In 2003 he was President of the Boulder Bar Foundation and he is a former chairman of the Legal Education and Admissions Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. Vigil has served two terms on the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, and one term on its Executive Committee. In December of 2007 Vigil was recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for an outstanding contribution and service to the citizens of Colorado, the legal profession and the Colorado Supreme Court. On January 26, 2008, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association awarded Vigil its Lifetime Achievement Award, the Association’s highest honor.

Dean Vigil has presented numerous lectures, speeches, and continuing legal education programs throughout the state and nation. He served in the United States Army in 1970-1971.