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Clinic Faculty Fall 2017 Highlights

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Professor Patience Crowder | Community Economic Development Clinic

What’s Art Got to do With It?: A Rebellious Lawyer Mindset in Transactional Practice, 23 Clinical L. Rev. 53 (2016).

Co-presenter, Quantifying Impact—Assessing Students in Transactional Law Clinics through Learning Portfolios, 16th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference, University of Pennsylvania School of Law (June 2, 2017).

Panelist, Town Hall, Building Our Collective Response and Vision of Social Justice in Tumultuous Times, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Denver, CO (with Professors Carolyn Grose, Rachel López, and Bill Quigley) (May, 8, 2017).

Co-Presenter, Helping Ourselves, Helping Our Students: The Challenges and Benefits of Infusing a Social Justice Perspective into Everyday Clinical Teaching, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Denver, CO (May, 7, 2017).

Rocky Mountain Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat, University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Sept. 10, 2016).

Panelist, Arc of Career Program: Chartering New Waters: Clinicians' Post-Tenure Reflections, AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Jan. 6, 2017).

Presenter, Work in Progress, Contracting for Complexity: Drafting Collective Impact Agreements, Clinical Law Review Writers’ Workshop, New York University School of Law, New York, NY (Sept. 24, 2016).

Advisory Council, Mile High Connects (January 2016 – present).

Casey Faucon, Whiting Graduate Fellow | Community Economic Development Clinic

Presenter, Using Self-Assessment and Organizational Methods to Foster Critical and Self-Directed Improvement in Student Writing, Transactional Clinical Conference, June 1-2, 2017, UPenn Law School.

Presenter, Legal Structures, Lucero Small Business Consulting, Entrepreneurship Workshop, May 23, 2017, June 20, 2017, July 11, 2017, and August 15, 2017.

Nicole Godfrey, Graduate Fellow | Civil Rights Clinic

Holding Federal Prison Officials Accountable: The Case for Recognizing a Damages Remedy for Federal Prisons’ Free Exercise Claims, 96 NEB. L. REV. (forthcoming 2018).

Presenter, “Teaching Social Justice Lawyering: Pedagogical Tools to Sharpen Student Engagement with Marginalized Communities,” AALS Conference on Clinical Education (2017)

Panelist, “Overcoming Barriers to Practicing Civil Rights,”University of Denver Lunch Presentation (2017)

Moderator, “Expanding the Lens on Justice Reinvestment,” Justice Reinvestment: The Solution to Mass Incarceration?, Denver Law Review Symposium (2017)

Visiting Professor Danielle Jefferis | Civil Rights Clinic

Panelist, “Institutionalizing Statelessness: Residency Rights in East Jerusalem,” East Jerusalem after Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation and Prospects for the Future (2017)

Presenter, “Teaching Social Justice Lawyering: Pedagogical Tools to Sharpen Student Engagement with Marginalized Communities,” AALS Conference on Clinical Education (2017)

Professor Tamara Kuennen | Civil Litigation Clinic

Presenter, Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (Sept. 26-27, 2017, Boise ID)

Member, Justice For All, Legal Representation Working Group (invited by Justice Hood) (Fall 2017)

Co-Presenter, Domestic Violence Dynamics and the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Families (August 17, 2017, Denver CO) (with Amy Pohl)

Co-Presenter, Applying Jurisdiction Statutes in Interstate Custody Cases to Protect Survivors and Their Children (June 12, 2017, Vail CO) (with Jennifer Eyl)

Professor Christopher Lasch | Criminal Defense Clinic

Letter to California Governor and State Legislature in support of SB54, the "California Values Act." (Letter on behalf of immigration, criminal justice, constitutional law, and international law scholars) (May 17, 2017), http://www.iceoutofca.org/uploads/2/5/4/6/25464410/2017-05-1_law_professor_letter_supporting_california_values_act.pdf.

“The Political Attorney General.” JURIST - ACADEMIC COMMENTARY (April 20, 2017), http://www.jurist.org/forum/2017/04/the-political-attorney-general.php

“Sanctuary Cities and the Anti-Sanctuary President.” Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Philadelphia, PA (Feb. 28, 2017).

“The Future of ‘Sanctuary’ in a Trump Presidency.” (Panelist). Symposium: “This Side of the Border: An Analysis of Immigration Detention, Enforcement, and Community Impact.” Valparaiso University Law. Valparaiso, IN (November 11, 2016).

Letter to Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, regarding legality of NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS MANUAL, § 41.6.1 (“Immigration Status”) (Sept. 26, 2016), http://crimmigration.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Lasch-letter-to-Congress-re-NOPD-policy-2016-09-26-final-with-signatures.pdf.

Sreynuon Lunn v. Commonwealth, No. SJC-12276 (Mass.). Brief for Immigration Legal Academics as Amici Curiae (March 20, 2017) (arguing that local authorities requested by means of federal immigration detainers to prolong the detention of prisoners who would otherwise be entitled to release may comply only if such detentions are authorized by both the Immigration and Nationality Act and by local law, and that the word “detainer” as used in Section 287(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act does not envision such prolonged detention, but instead only addresses whether federal immigration officials would receive notice of the impending release of such prisoners).

Jose Espino-Paez v. People, No. 14SC957 (Colo.). Brief of Amici Curiae, Colorado Legal Academics and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, in Support of Petitioner Jose Espino-Paez (Dec. 15, 2015) (arguing that Rule 32 of the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure provides a vehicle for withdrawing guilty plea with immigration consequences, even after dismissal of criminal charges pursuant to successful completion of deferred judgment).

Can Medieval Law Keep ICE from the Courthouse? THE CRIME REPORT (Aug. 8, 2017), https://thecrimereport.org/2017/08/08/can-medieval-law-keep-ice-from-the-courthouse/.

Conrad Wilson, When Sheriffs Refuse An ICE Detainment Request, They Get Called Out, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (“All Things Considered”) (April 4, 2017), http://www.npr.org/2017/04/04/522576226/when-sheriffs-refuse-an-ice-detainmentrequest-they-get-called-out.

Alex Kotlowitz, The Limits of Sanctuary Cities, THE NEW YORKER (Nov. 23, 2016), http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-limits-of-sanctuary-cities.

Professor Kevin Lynch | Environmental Law Clinic

A Fracking Mess: Just Compensation for Regulatory Takings of Oil and Gas Property Rights, 43 Colum. J. of Envtl. L. (forthcoming 2018)..

Valuing Fracking-Takings Claims, Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT. September 2017.

“Lawsuit filed by Colorado Springs-area water customers in connection with contaminated wells,” (Sept. 2017) http://gazette.com/lawsuit-filed-by-security-water-customers/article/1585989

“Greeley residents sue state oil and gas commission over neighborhood drilling rules,” (Nov. 2016) http://www.coloradoindependent.com/162589/greeley-residents-lawsuit-cogcc

“Greeley neighbors sue state, saying oil-gas rules weren't enforced,” (Nov. 2016) http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/greeley-neighbors-sue-state-saying-oil-gas-rules-werent-enforced/

Rachel Moran, Graduate Fellow | Criminal Defense Clinic

Contesting Police Credibility, __ WASH. L. REV.__ (forthcoming 2018)

 “Works-In-Progress Workshop: Policing.” CrimFest, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. (co-presented with Cynthia Lee, Kate Levine, and Josephine Ross), June 13, 2017

“The Fight for Transparency in Police Accountability.” Denver Institute for Faith & Work, Denver, CO, May 28, 2017.

“Clinics Promoting Police Accountability.” Association of American Law Schools, 2017 Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Denver, CO (co-presented with Craig Futterman, Maria Ponomarenko, and Daniel Coyne), May 7, 2017.

Just Mercy and the Justice System.” Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY (guest lecturer for senior seminar class), November 7, 2016.

“Communities Policing: How Communities Monitor Law Enforcement.” Villanova Law Review

Norman J. Shachoy Symposium, Philadelphia, PA (co-panelist with SpearIt), October 28, 2016.

Professor Laura Rovner | SLO Director & Civil Rights Clinic

“Everything Is at Stake if Norway Is Sentenced. In that Case, We Have Failed”: Solitary Confinement and the “Hard” Cases in the United States and Norway, 1 UCLA Crim. J. L. Rev. 77 (2017).

“Senate Democrats Introduce Landmark Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement in Federal Prisons,” (Oct. 2016) http://solitarywatch.com/2016/10/07/senate-democrats-introduce-landmark-...

Panelist, Solitary Confinement, Prisoners’ Advocates Conference, UCLA School of Law (Sept. 23, 2016).

Public Justice, Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist (recognized for work on team litigating & Anderson v. Colorado Decoteau v. Raemisch, cases which ensured outdoor time for Colorado prisoners previously in solitary confinement) (July 2017).

Presenter, “Using Cross-Clinic Collaboration to Benefit Students, Clients, and Communities,” (with Prof. Michael Martin & Prof. Chris Northrop), AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Denver, CO (May 2017).

Presenter, “The Impact of Unconstitutional Prison Conditions on Clients and Strategies to Alleviate and Explain Them” (with Ed Aro, Arnold & Porter), Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project – 2016 Strategy Session, Denver, CO (November 2016).

Professor Robin Walker Sterling | Criminal Defense Clinic 

Robin Walker Sterling, Narrative and Justice Reinvestment, __ Denver Law Review ___ (2017).

Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor, University of Ghana School of Law, August 2017-May 2018.

Association of American Law Schools 2017 Annual MeetingCo-Presenter (with Professors Kevin Johnson and Natasha Martin), Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color, January 6, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Association of American Law Schools 2017 Annual MeetingCo-Presenter (with Professors Patience Crowder, Susan Jones, Karla McKanders, and Laurie Kohn), AALS Arc of Career Program: Chartering New Waters: Clinicians’ Post-Tenure Reflections, January 6, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Colorado Office of the Public Defender, Colorado Juvenile Defender Center, Alternate Defense Counsel, and the Office of the Child RepresentativeKeynote Speaker, The Ethics of Juvenile Defense as a Specialized Practice, April 20, 2017, Denver, CO.

University of Kentucky School of Law Faculty WorkshopPresenter, Two Minutes in August: In Defense of Michael Brown,March 7, 2017, Lexington, KY.

University of Kentucky School of Law Symposium: In re Gault, 50 Years Later, Keynote, The World that Gault Made: In re Gault and Race in the Juvenile Justice System, March 6, 2017, Lexington, KY.

Washington And Lee School of Law, Sydney and Frances Lewis Law Center Faculty Workshop SeriesPresenter, Two Minutes in August: In Defense of Michael Brown, February 20, 2017, Lexington, VA.

Justice Reinvestment: The solution to Mass Incarceration?, Presenter, The Future of Justice Reinvestment, February 2, 2017, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO.

 “Law professors nationwide ask Congress to oppose Trump pick for U.S. Attorney General,” The Washington Post (Jan. 2017) https://fsrn.org/2017/01/law-professors-nationwide-ask-congress-to-oppos...

“Law professors nationwide ask Congress to oppose Trump pick for U.S. Attorney General,” Interview, Free Speech Radio News (Jan. 2017) https://fsrn.org/2017/01/law-professors-nationwide-ask-congress-to-oppos...

“DU law professor among 1,100 urging Congress not to approve Trump AG pick” (Jan. 2017) http://www.9news.com/mobile/article/news/du-law-professor-among-1100-urging-congress-not-to-approve-trump-ag-pick/51-382218120

Panelist, Arc of Career Program: Chartering New Waters: Clinicians' Post-Tenure Reflections, AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Jan. 6, 2017).

Panelist, 2017 Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color, AALS 2017 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Jan. 2017)

Presenter, “Two Minutes in August: In Defense of Michael Brown,” Washington and Lee School of Law Faculty Workshop Series, Lexington, VA (Feb. 2017)

Presenter, “The Future of Justice Reinvestment,” Justice Reinvestment: The Solution to Mass Incarceration?” Denver, CO (Feb. 2017)

Professor Lindsey Webb | Criminal Defense Clinic

Legal Consciousness as Race Consciousness: Expansion of the Fourth Amendment Seizure Analysis Through Objective Knowledge of Police Impunity, Seton Hall L. Rev. (forthcoming)

Positive Disruption: Addressing Race in a Time of Social Change Through a Team-Taught, Reflection-Based, Outward-Looking Law School Seminar, U. Pa. J. Law & Social Change (forthcoming) (co-authored with Alexi Freeman)

Public Justice, Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist (recognized for work on team litigating Decoteau v. Raemisch Anderson v. Colorado, cases which ensured outdoor time for Colorado prisoners previously in solitary confinement) (July 2017)