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Renewable Energy Law
B.A., 1975, Williams College
J.D., 1982, University of Denver, College of Law
K.K. DuVivier graduated cum laude from Williams College with a double major in English and Geology. She interned in the mineral departments of the Smithsonian Institution and the Hudson River Museum and then joined the American subsidiary of the French company COGEMA (currently Areva NC) as an exploration geologist. For three and a half years, she mapped, logged core, and coordinated field operations in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico, before leaving to attend law school at the University of Denver. She received the Order of St. Ives when she graduated in 1982 and immediately started practice in natural resources law, first at Sherman & Howard and then at Arnold & Porter.
While her children were young, Prof. DuVivier worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the City and County of Denver and as the Reporter of Decisions for the Colorado Court of Appeals. She started full-time teaching at the University of Colorado School of Law in 1990, and she joined the faculty at DU in 2000. She has taught a variety of subjects over the years, including Civil Procedure, Legal Research & Writing, Local Government, Wills & Trusts, and Environmental Law. She served as Director of DU’s Lawyering Process Program from 2000 to 2007 and hosted the 2007 Association of Legal Writing Director’s Conference. In 2008, she returned to natural resources, teaching both Energy Law and Mining Law. From 2009-2010, she was designated Director of DU Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program.
Prof. DuVivier currently is Vice-Chair of Public Service for the Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources (RADER) Committee of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) and is Treasurer of the AALS Natural Resources Section. Her past service includes six years as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association, Hard Minerals Committee, and ten years as Chair or Vice-Chair of the Appellate Practice Subcommittee of the Litigation Section of the Colorado Bar Association. She has presented at several national conferences and has published numerous journal articles including for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation as a short course participant, in the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, and in the ABA-SONREL Publication, Natural Resources & Environment. In 2006, she was inducted as a member of the American Law Institute.
In 2008, Prof. DuVivier and her husband, Lance Wright, designed and built a near zero energy home following German Passive House principles.
- Be-aware of the Dark Side of Trees , (2012).
- Renewable Energy Reader, Carolina Academic Press (2011).
- Animal, Vegetable, Mineral - Wind? The Severed Wind Power Rights Conundrum , Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 49, p. 69 (2009).
- Jousting at Wind Mills: When Wind Power Development Collides With Oil, Gas, and Mineral Development , co-authored with Roderick E. Wetsel, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Vol. 55, No. 9 (2009) Also reprinted in Part I MMX No. 3 National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA) 29 (July/August/September 2010) and Part II (October/November/December 2010). Also reprinted in 35 E-Section Report, no. 3, of the Oil, Gas and Energy Law Resources Section of the State Bar of Texas (March 2011) www.oilgas.org.
- Book Review—Fuel Cycle to Nowhere: U.S. Law and Policy on Nuclear Waste Richard Burleson Stewart and Jane Bloom Stewart (Vanderbilt University Press 2011), 30 J. Energy Nat. Resources L __ 2012 (2011).