Law Firm Challenge

Congratulations to Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell for reaching 100% participation in the inaugural 2020-2021 Law Firm Challenge!

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law enjoys a privileged and important position as the only law school in one of the nation’s most dynamic legal markets. And, as alumni, you help to ensure the continued excellence of the DU law experience and future strength of our legal community.

Alumni philanthropy is critically important as we work to advance a more inclusive legal community in our region and world. With your support, we can recruit more first-generation law students, more students who have overcome economic adversity, more veterans who have served our nation, and more who will add to the diversity of the legal profession.

The Law Firm Challenge is a friendly competition that encourages collective philanthropic support for the Sturm College of Law. Our goal for the Challenge is simple yet bold: 100% of graduates working in firms with ten or more attorneys in the Denver metro-area make a gift to the Sturm College of Law by June 30, 2026.

Please join us in the ambitious effort by making a gift to the Law Student Opportunity Fund or another fund of your choice.

2020-2021 Participating Firms

We are grateful to the firms that participated in the inaugural Challenge and the alumni ambassadors at each firm who helped to promote it:

Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, & Shreck Adam Agron, Shareholder; Justin Cohen, Shareholder
Burns, Figa, & Will Scott Clark CEO/Shareholder; Ben Figa, Associate
Davis, Graham & Stubbs* Edward Shaoul, Associate
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Heather Burgess Campbell, Associate
Hogan Lovells Cory Wroblewski, Associate
Holland & Knight Laura Nickerson, Associate
Holland & Hart John Shepherd, Partner; Paige Coriden, Associate
Ireland Stapleton* Russell Kemp, Partner
Otten Johnson Kim Martin, Shareholder; Jim Johnson, Shareholder
Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. Juli Lapin, Of Counsel; Nick Thompson, Shareholder
Sherman & Howard Lyle Wallace, Member; Madeleine Sheahan, Associate
Snell & Wilmer Cody Bourke, Partner
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP* Mike O’Donnell, Firm Chair; Drew Unthank, Partner

*Congratulations to these firms with over 50% alumni participation.

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Benefits and Recognition

The Challenge is a great way to increase your firm’s visibility among current students. High-achieving firms – those with at least 50% alumni participation – receive special recognition on the Sturm College of Law website and during the annual Law Stars event. Challenge winners (100% participation or the highest participation within their respective group) also receive the opportunity to attend a Law Firm Challenge sponsored coffee with students on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Make a Gift

Support the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and help your law firm reach 100% in the Law Firm Challenge. 

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For more information about the Law Firm Challenge, contact Director of Development Matt Campion.