Litigation Skills Practicum: From Negotiation to Trial in the Safety and Health Law Context

Douglas Sanders

Adjunct Professor

Doug Sanders teaches a litigation skills seminar, using an Occupational Safety and Health Act case as a simulation backdrop, guiding students through contact with the client and court, negotiation, and a mock bench trial. He is a certified mediator in the State of Colorado, and mediates cases on behalf of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Prior to that, he was a solicitor representing the Secretary of Labor in Mine Safety and Health Administration cases before that Commission.

Prior to moving to beautiful Colorado, Doug was an attorney at Friedman & Wolf, a Manhattan boutique law firm representing labor unions and their members in disciplinary grievance arbitrations, as well as ERISA multi-employer benefit fund trustees. Doug is also the treasurer for the Democratic Whip of the Colorado House of Representatives. He received his J.D. in 2005 at the University of Michigan Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music (concentrating on piano composition and performance) in 2003, also at Michigan.