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DU Law Stars

DU Law Stars, created by the Sturm College of Law Alumni Council, 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 supports the law school’s most vital public service initiatives.

Each year, Denver Law hosts the DU Law Stars Dinner to honor our distinguished colleagues, complete with commemorative videos that highlight each honoree's accomplishments. We welcome all to join us for an evening of camaraderie and celebration. 

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Join Us in Celebrating our 2019 DU Law Stars!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center 

6 – 7 p.m. Reception; 7 – 9 p.m. Dinner and Honoree Video Tributes

For questions, please contact 
Felicia Ho, Director of Alumni Engagement
303-871-6122

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2019 DU Law Stars Honorees

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Associate Professor of the Practice Alexi Freeman, JD’07
Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Alexi Freeman, Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives, is nationally known as one of the top public interest professors in the nation for good reason.

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Noreen Krall
Noreen Krall, JD’94
William L. Keating Outstanding Alumni Award 

Noreen Krall is the vice president and chief litigation counsel at Apple Inc., where she is responsible for all aspects of Apple’s global commercial and intellectual property litigation. Krall is also the co-founder and board chair of the ground-breaking ChIPs Network.  

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The Honorable William R. Lucero, JD’72
Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. Alumni Professionalism Award

Judge William R. Lucero has served the Colorado Supreme Court as the Presiding Disciplinary Judge since his appointment in 2004, where he hears cases involving attorney ethics violations. He is the state’s second-ever Presiding Disciplinary Judge.

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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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