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When Tiffany McCoy approached the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Civil Rights Clinic (CRC) she had one simple, but incredibly meaningful, request: to receive original greeting cards while incarcerated.
Earlier this year, the Office for Victims Program (OVP), a unit of the Division of Criminal Justice within the Colorado Department of Public Safety, announced a $2 million grant to create the Colorado Civil Justice Corps (CCJC) Fellowship. The program helps Colorado nonprofits access legal resources while also launching the careers of five University of Denver Sturm College of Law class of 2019 graduates focused on public interest law.
In the spring 2019 semester, 15 University of Denver Sturm College of Law (SCOL) students finished the first ever law school course co-taught live by professors in Denmark, Norway, and the United States. The course, “EU-US Comparative Climate Change and Energy Transition Law,” included 15 students each from the universities of Copenhagen, Denver, and Oslo. Fifteen different countries were represented in the 45-student total.
Joaquin Gallegos initially thought he was going to be a doctor or a dentist. After college, he started working with retired U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan (MBA ‘66) to support and advance policy related to Indian medical care. Thanks to his time there, he realized that working as an individual health care provider would limit his ability to promote widespread change.
When you ask Alison Heinen, third-year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, her professional goals, working toward the public good is at the foundation of all her plans.
Whether he has been serving his country or assisting fellow veterans, Jason Crow (JD ’09) has been dedicated to helping others. Today he’s a freshman Congressman, representing Colorado’s 6th district in the U.S. House of Representatives, but his passion for service started early in his adult life.
Catalyzed by a $414,000 grant from The Gateway Fund II of The Denver Foundation, and a subsequent $25,000 grant from The Denver Foundation’s Immigrant Legal Services Fund, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law has launched a new Immigration Justice Project designed to expand the provision of legal services to individuals facing immigration-related legal challenges, heighten awareness of issues at the intersection of immigration and criminal law, and jumpstart careers in the public interest focused on immigration law.