Events & Announcements

Emerging Scholar Award Recipient: Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr.

The Denver University Law Review is pleased to announce that it has selected the recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award.  Click here for details!


Emerging Scholar Award: Exclusive Spring Opportunity for Publication in Volume 92

The Denver University Law Review is pleased to announce the Emerging Scholar Award. This exclusive opportunity is for all scholars who have received their J.D. as of March 1, 2014 and have not yet accepted a tenure-track teaching position nor held a full-time teaching position for more than three years. The selected recipient will receive an award of $500 and publication in Issue 1, Volume 92, scheduled for early 2015.

We will accept submissions for the Emerging Scholar Award from March 24, 2014, until March 31, 2014. Our Articles Committee will review all submitted articles and respond to authors by April 14, 2014. Please click here to view submission details.

Volume 92 Board of Editors Announced

Denver University Law Review is excited to announce the Volume 92 Board of Editors.  Please join us in congratulating them in this accomplishment and supporting them in continuing the fine tradition of the Denver University Law Review. Please click here to view the masthead.


Revisiting Sex: Gender & Sex Discrimination Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act

On January 31 and February 1, 2014,  the Denver University Law Review will present its annual symposium: “Revisiting Sex: Gender & Sex Discrimination Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act.” The Civil Rights Act of 1964 represents one of the most significant milestones of the twentieth century. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects individuals against employment discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, and religion.

The Symposium will explore the meaning of “sex” under Title VII, present the role gender plays in the workplace, and review the shortcomings of the fifty-year-old Title VII framework. Panel topics include Caregiving in 2014; Intersectionalities; Access to Work, Pay Inequality, and Discrimination; Sexuality and Gender Issues; and Biases in Litigation and Amongst the Judiciary.

All are welcome, and CLE credit will be available.

For more information about the Symposium, please visit our Revisiting Sex page.

The final agenda for the Symposium is available for download here.

For any other questions, please contact LaLonnie Villa-Martinez.


DULR Online Presents the JOBS Act Issue

DULR Online is proud to present its JOBS Act Issue. This issue features eight student articles covering different aspects of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, the landmark legislation passed by Congress in 2012 "[t]o increase American job creation and economic growth by improving access to the public capital markets for emerging growth companies." The JOBS Act Issue represents a unique collaboration between the Denver University Law Review, DULR Online, and Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr. Please explore the full issue here.

DU Community Outreach: Student Leaders Develop Program to Connect Diverse High School Students to the Law

On April 20, 2013, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will host forty-five high school students to participate in Spring Training for Youth and Legal Education (STYLE). STYLE was developed by student leaders of diversity programs at DU Law to connect high school students with the legal profession. The program targets high school students who would not normally have access to the legal community because of their socioeconomic background. The students were nominated by a teacher, counselor, or other community member based on level of motivation and promise. STYLE will introduce the nominated high school students to diverse legal professionals and law students. Students will engage in seminar discussions and participate in a mock trial. The DU Law Review will post select STYLE articles in April.
Subscriptions and Submissions

For information on how to subscribe to the Denver University Law Review, please click here.

For the guidelines on how to submit an article to Denver University Law Review, please click here. If you would like to submit a shorter piece to DULR Online, please contact the Online Editor, Jonathan Coppom, at jcoppom15@law.du.edu.

2014 Denver University Law Review Candidacy Information 

The Denver University Law Review candidacy period begins on Monday, May 19 at 9:00 AM and ends on Monday, June 2 at 12:00 PM.
 
To apply for candidacy, please join our TWEN page, Denver University Law Review Candidacy 2014-2015. There you can find preliminary instructions for the candidacy period. Further instructions will be posted with the candidacy packet on May 19.
 
For more information, please contact Nicholas Santucci, Candidacy Editor, nsantucci15@law.du.edu.

 

Denver University Law Review Membership Selection Policies

Who is Eligible?

Membership to the Denver University Law Review is limited to law students selected by the Law Review through a process that places heavy emphasis on scholarship through highly developed bluebook and editing skills, as well as demonstrated ability for strong writing and legal analysis. Law students interested in joining must participate in a write-on competition at the end of their first year. 

The Law Review strongly encourages all eligible law students to consider becoming a part of the Law Review. Candidacy will be open to all first-year day and evening students, as well as second-year evening and dual-degree students provided they have not previously completed the Law Review candidacy. This will be the only opportunity for first-year day students to join the Law Review. Students may ONLY attempt the candidacy process once. Downloading the packet constitutes an attempt.

Time Commitment

All Candidates who accept membership to the Denver University Law Review must serve a two-year commitment. Law Review editors are required to write a comment on a Tenth Circuit case during their 2L year (the editor may opt to use this piece for the Upper Level Writing requirement). 2L editors and 3L editors are required to assist with cite and source responsibilities throughout the year. Editors may take up to 6 credits of their out of class credits for Law Review duties.

Candidacy Requirements

Candidacy Packets must be downloaded from TWEN. Follow the directions and deadlines in the Candidacy Packets. More information on candidacy dates is coming soon.

Selection Process

The candidacy team will assign one grade to the bluebook/edit and one to the case comment. The grades will be added together resulting in one score for each candidate. The candidacy team will balance the two documents (Bluebook section and comment) to determine who is most eligible. Those candidates with the highest score will be invited to join. The candidacy team expects to notify students selected for the Law Review by the end of July, in advance of the mandatory all-day training session held the first week of classes.

Why should you join?

The Denver University Law Review invites all eligible students to apply for candidacy and become a part of its tradition! The Denver University Law Review is the flagship and oldest, student-run journal at the Sturm College of Law.

The Law Review gives you four opportunities to be published as a student.

  • We publish up to four student case comments from our Candidacy Period each year.
  • Our annual Tenth Circuit Survey, one of four issues we produce each year, consists almost entirely of student-written papers.
  • 3Ls have an opportunity to publish in conjunction with their directed research or upper-level writing requirement.
  • Our Online Supplement, DULR Online, provides additional opportunities for students to publish their work.
  • Student authors typically work with faculty members, who help provide guidance in writing these papers.

By participating in the Law Review, you will learn how to edit and improve articles submitted to our Law Review for publication by professors, judges, and practitioners throughout the nation.

  • Improve your writing, editing, and Bluebook skills.

Membership affords you opportunities to get to know faculty, Law Review alumni, and fellow students as you work together and through numerous social activities.

  • Law Review is a great way to begin to develop a close-knit network of future lawyers in the Colorado legal community.

Having the Law Review as a credential is beneficial when seeking employment or clerkships.

  • Participation on the Law Review gives you an advantage in your legal career for many years to come.

If you have any questions or comments regarding Candidacy, please contact the Candidacy Editor, Nicholas Santucci (nsantucci15@law.du.edu).