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Colorado Judicial Decision-Making | 47xx

This course is about what it means to be a judge in Colorado. The course targets students interested in developing a practical understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of the trial and appellate judges before whom they are most likely to appear. We will examine those responsibilities through guest lectures by state and federal judicial officers. We will also compare the application, nomination, and retention process in Colorado state courts to other systems for selecting judges in other states. Finally, we will learn about the role of law clerks and consider different approaches to judicial opinion writing. Students will be graded based on a paper on a related topic.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not meet the Upper Level Writing (ULW) requirement.


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