DU Law Stars

DU Law Stars unites alumni and the Denver legal community in a celebration of those who have made remarkable and lasting contributions to the field of law and legal education. Proceeds from the event benefit the Denver Law Fund, which provides vital support for student and faculty initiatives.

As we come together after a two-year hiatus, we look forward to an evening of camaraderie and celebration. While the event format will be slightly different than past years, the intention is the same—to honor our distinguished colleagues and celebrate the vibrant community that is Denver Law. 

The 2022 DU Law Stars awards ceremony was held November 16 at the Cable Center on the DU campus.

The event featured a Special Video Tribute in memory of John Moye.


2022 DU Law Stars Honorees

Edgar Barraza, JD ‘15

Edgar Barraza, JD‘15

Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Edgar Barraza, JD‘15
Associate, Fox Rothschild LLP

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Patty Powell

Patty Powell, JD‘83

William L. Keating Outstanding Alumni Award
Patty Powell, JD‘83
Assistant Director of Private Sector Opportunities, Sturm College of Law

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Annecoos Wiersema

Annecoos Wiersema

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award
Annecoos Wiersema
Professor & Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Sturm College of Law

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2022 DU Law Stars Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Moye | White 

Gold Sponsors
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Fennemore
Douglas and Mary Scrivner

Silver Sponsors
Davis Graham & Stubbs
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education
Denver Bar Association

Faegre Drinker
Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP 

Individual Sponsors
Jim and Linda Chalat
Colorado LGBT Bar Association
Joseph Enzor
Howard Kenison

Fay Matsukage
Don Smith
Connie Talmage

  • 2022 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    PLATINUM SPONSOR: $10,000

    • Recognition in multimedia presentation and from the stage
    • Recognition in DU Law Stars materials including website and social media
    • Ten (10) tickets to 2022 DU Law Stars event
    • Admission to VIP Reception


    GOLD SPONSOR: $6,000

    • Recognition in multimedia presentation and from the stage
    • Recognition in DU Law Stars materials including website and social media
    • Eight (8) tickets to 2022 DU Law Stars


    SILVER SPONSOR: $3,000

    • Recognition in multimedia presentation
    • Recognition in DU Law Stars materials including website and social media
    • Six (6) tickets to 2022 DU Law Stars


    INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR: $200

    • Recognition in DU Law Stars materials including website
    • One ticket to 2022 DU Law Stars


    For more information contact Jessica Webb, Executive Director of Development.

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Nominations for 29th Annual DU Law Stars

Nominations for the 29th Annual Law Stars will open Spring 2023.

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Past Honorees

Take a look back at our distinguished honorees over the years. 

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Award Descriptions

  • William L. Keating Outstanding Alumni Award

    Granted to a Denver Law graduate who has demonstrated professional achievement, humanitarian service to the community and outstanding loyalty to Denver Law.

  • Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. Alumni Professionalism Award

    Awarded to a Denver Law graduate for exemplifying ethical conduct and professionalism, dedication to pro bono activities and/or community service and loyalty to Denver Law.

  • Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award

    Given to a teacher for his or her outstanding contributions to the legal educational mission and for fostering Denver Law’s relationship with the community.

  • Thompson G. Marsh Award

    Presented to a Denver Law graduate, based on outstanding accomplishments. Recipients may have pursued careers that are not associated with the law or legal profession. This is not an annual award, but one that is awarded occasionally as deemed appropriate by the Sturm College of Law Alumni Council, the DU Law Stars nominating committee and the dean of Denver Law.

  • Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Young Alumni Award

    Awarded to a graduate of the Sturm College of Law who is less than ten years out of law school at the time of the awards ceremony. The honoree should be enthusiastically committed to Denver Law’s mission, dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct, and be known for his or her outstanding contributions to the legal or greater community. This is not an annual award, but one that is awarded occasionally as deemed appropriate by the Denver Law Alumni Council, the DU Law Stars nominating committee and the dean of Denver Law.

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Thank you for joining us at our 2019 DU Law Stars celebration!

It was a wonderful night full of heartfelt tributes to our three deserving honorees, Noreen Krall, Judge William Lucero and Professor Lexi Freeman! Please click below to see photos from the event. 

2019 DU Law Stars Dinner

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