Sutton Colloquium

2012 Sutton Colloquium

The 45th Annual Sutton Colloquium

Approaching the Limits of Growth in the 21st Century: Sustainable Development vs. Sustainability

APPROVED FOR 8 GENERAL CREDITS, INCLUDING 2.4 ETHICS CREDITS. Cost: $150 for private sector, $100.00 for government/ nonprofit and $75.00 for alumni. Students, volunteers, and non-CLE seeking community members are FREE (lunch not included in FREE cost of admission). For more information, please contact Anne Aguirre at  or 303-871-6279.


In today’s world we aspire to foster economic growth and to achieve sustainability. But are these two goals compatible? In light of the shortcomings of the Rio + 20 Earth Summit, which one media syndicate labeled “a failure of epic proportions,” this year’s 45th Annual Sutton Colloquium addresses the current relationship between sustainable development and sustainability. We are joined by local, national and international legal and environmental experts who will share their perspectives on how “best” to preserve our earth for future generations. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mr. David Aronofsky, Adjunct Professor of Law and Education at the University of Montana
  • Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Federico Cheever, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Mr. Luke Danielson of the Sustainable Development Strategies Group
  • Professor Lakshman Guruswamy of the University of Colorado Law School
  • Dr. Anita Halvorssen, Director of Global Legal Solutions, LLC and Adjunct Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Mr. Howard Kenison, Partner, Lindquist & Vennum
  • Professor Sarah Krakoff, University of Colorado School of Law
  • Ms. Alice Madden, Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development, University of Colorado Denver
  • Professor Stephen McCaffrey of the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge Law School
  • Professor Ved P. Nanda of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Mr. Andrew Reid, Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Professor Nicholas Robinson of Pace Law School
  • Ms. Linda Sheehan of the Earth Law Center
  • Professor Laura Westra of the University of Windsor Law School

Topics will include the role and effectiveness of the rule of law and global environmental governance; the contrasting proposed approaches to the global environmental crisis, focusing on the advantages and shortcomings of each; and the future direction of international environmental law as we approach the limits of growth. View full agenda here. Register here.


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