Student Law Office

Spring 2018 Student Law Office Newsletter

A Rise in Rankings for Denver Law

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Clinical Programs moved up five spots in the U.S. News & World Report 2018–2019 law school rankings and is now ranked 8th in the country. This marks the eighth consecutive year that the clinical programs have been ranked among the top 20 in the nation.

DU Students Score Big Win in
Wage-Theft Case

Students in the Civil Litigation Clinic won $15,000 on behalf of four workers whose employer admitted to owing them money but refused to pay. More from the Civil Litigation Clinic.

Environmental Law Clinic
Student Reflection

Student Attorney Brandy Noriega argued a lawsuit challenging the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission’s well development directly adjacent to ballfields and playgrounds. More from the Environmental Law Clinic.

Fulbright Scholar Works for Juvenile Justice in Ghana

Professor Walker Sterling continued her work as a consultant for the Children's Act Revision Project of the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Welfare and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). More from the Criminal Defense Clinic.

Clinic Receives Grant for Local Redevelopment Legal Assistance

The Community Economic Develop- ment Clinic awarded a three-year grant totaling $150,000 from the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF). More from the Community Economic Development Clinic.

First LLM Fellow Graduates

Congratulations to Tim Estep, Casey Faucon, Nicole Godfrey, and Rachel Moran, the first graduates of Denver Law’s Clinical Teaching LLM Program! It’s hard to believe three years have passed since the fellows began the program at DU. During that time, they’ve developed into skilled clinical teachers who have greatly enriched our program. We will miss them enormously but are excited to see them embark on this next chapter of their careers. Tim Estep will continue his work in public interest environmental law; Casey Faucon will be an Assistant Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Clinic at the University of Alabama School of Law; Nicole Godfrey will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in Denver Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, and Rachel Moran will be an Assistant Professor in the at the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she will be launching a new criminal & juvenile defense clinic.

Legal Externship Program Continues to Grow

Students in Denver Law’s Legal Externship Program contributed more than 52,000 hours of work in the field during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. These two semesters alone placed students in over 275 externships. More from the Legal Externship Program.

Clinical Programs Faculty Highlights Professor Patience Crowder
Community Economic Development Clinic
Contracting for Complexity: Collective Impact Agreements in Community Economic Development,” 26(1) Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 63 (Symposium) (2017).  Read more. Tamara Kuennen
Civil Litigation Clinic
Intimate Partner Violence and Men’s Professional Sports” (with Chelsea Augelli), __ Sports & Entertainment L.J. __ (forthcoming 2018). Professor Christopher Lasch
Criminal Defense Clinic
A Common-Law Privilege to Protect State and Local Courts During the Crimmigration Crisis,” 127 Yale L.J. F. 410 (2017). Read more. V. Yegge Clinical Director and Professor Laura Rovner
Civil Rights Clinic
On Litigating Constitutional Challenges to the Federal Supermax: Improving Conditions and Shining a Light,” 95 Denver U. L. Rev. 457 (2018). Read more. Professor Lindsey Webb
Civil Rights Clinic  
Legal Consciousness as Race Consciousness: Expansion of the Fourth Amendment Seizure Analysis Through Objective Knowledge of Police Impunity,” 48 Seton Hall L. Rev. 403 (2018). Read more.

More clinic faculty highlights.


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