Student Organizations

Venture Law Society

Venture Law Society (“VLS”) started in February 2017 with the goal to bring corporate transactional law and venture law opportunities to Denver Law. VLS strives to connect law students, venture attorneys, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs through educational, networking, and experiential opportunities.

To members of other student organizations: venture law intersects with a wide range of identity groups and areas of legal interest. VLS would like to increase cross-organization collaborations and encourages members of other organizations to reach out at any time. For collaborations, please contact the VPs of Programming and Events, Katherine Thomas ( and Justin Sawyer (

For attorneys, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and others in the venture space seeking to get involved, please contact the VPs of Outreach, Tara Leesar ( and TJ Johnson (

The Team


President: Van Vu

VP of Finance and Operations: Alexandra Feathers

VP of Programming and Events: Katherine Thomas, Justin Sawyer

VP of Outreach: Tara Lesser, TJ Johnson

VP of Marketing: Lanny Holstein

3L Representative: Nathaniel Pressnall

2L Representative: Aron Assefa, Mitch Blackstone

Professor Stacey Bowers
Faculty Advocate & Mentor

Stacey Bowers is an Associate Professor of the Practice at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she teaches in the corporate area. She first started teaching as an adjunct professor at the law school in 2002. Prior to becoming an Associate Professor of the Practice, she was the Instructional Services & Outreach Librarian and Interim Assistant Director at the University of Denver Westminster Law Library.
After graduating with her J.D. in 1992 from the University of Denver, she practiced law for 15 years specializing in corporate and securities law. Stacey started her career at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. in the division of Corporation Finance. She was securities counsel for two public companies during and after their initial public offerings and also worked in private practice for a number of years.
In addition to her law degree, Stacey holds a BS in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and an MLIS and PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education. Stacey is a member of the Certifying Board for the National Association of Legal Assistants.


Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208