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.
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Emerging Scholar Award


Cyber Civil Rights 

Part Three: How to Regulate?

Part One - Contextualizing Online Harassment

Part Two - The Privacy Problem


Cyber Civil Rights: Creative Lawyering and Original Scholarship

This post is part of an eleven-part series entitled Cyber Civil Rights.  Click here for a PDF version of the entire Cyber Civil Rights series.

By Robert J. Kaczorowski

Danielle’s work in Cyber Civil Rights reminds me of a program Fordham Law School had with the Department of Justice about twenty years ago. Then, Fordham Law School placed a couple of its students in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Section. I supervised these students in an externship program that paralleled the DOJ’s Honors Program. When Congress enacted the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Fordham law students were assigned to the ADA’s division within the Civil Rights Section. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals because of a disability in employment, in public accommodations, commercial and transportation facilities, and telecommunications.

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Breaking Felten’s Third Law: How Not to Fix the Internet

This post is part of an eleven-part series entitled Cyber Civil Rights.  Click here for a PDF version of the entire Cyber Civil Rights series.  Click here for a PDF version of this post.

By Paul Ohm

I applaud the Denver University Law Review for organizing a symposium around the Cyber Civil Rights work of Danielle Citron, because she deserves great credit for shining a light on the intolerable harms being inflicted on women every day on online message boards.  Professor Citron (along with Professor Ann Bartow) has convinced me of the importance of the Cyber Civil Rights movement; we urgently need to find solutions to punish and deter online harassers, to allow the harassed to use the Internet without fear.

But although I embrace the goals of the movement, I worry about some of the solutions being proposed in the name of Cyber Civil Rights.  Professor Citron, for example, has suggested mandatory logfile data retention for website providers.[1]  Suggestions like these remind me of something I have heard Professor Ed Felten say on many occasions: “In technology policy debates, lawyers put too much faith in technical solutions, while technologists put too much faith in legal solutions.”  This observation so directly hits its mark, I feel compelled to give it a name: Felten’s Third Law.[2] For solving problems, lawyers look to technology, and techies look to law.

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Who to Sue?: A Brief Comment on the Cyber Civil Rights Agenda

This post is part of an eleven-part series entitled Cyber Civil Rights.  Click here for a PDF version of the entire Cyber Civil Rights series.  Click here for a PDF version of this post.

By Viva R. Moffat

Danielle Citron’s groundbreaking work on cyber civil rights raises a whole variety of interesting possibilities and difficult issues.  In thinking about the development of the cyber civil rights agenda, one substantial set of concerns revolves around a regulatory question: what sorts of claims ought to be brought and against whom? The spectrum of options runs from pursuing currently-existing legal claims against individual wrongdoers to developing new legal theories and claims to pursuing either existing or new claims against third parties.  I suggest here—very briefly—that for a variety of reasons the cyber civil rights agenda ought to be pursued in an incremental manner and that, in particular, we ought to be quite skeptical about imposing secondary liability for cyber civil rights claims.

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Unregulating Online Harassment

This post is part of an eleven-part series entitled Cyber Civil Rights.  Click here for a PDF version of the entire Cyber Civil Rights series.  Click here for a PDF version of this post.

By Eric Goldman


I learned a lot from Danielle Keats Citron’s articles Cyber Civil Rights and Law's Expressive Value in Combating Cyber Gender HarassmentI realized that women are experiencing serious harms online that men—including me—may be unfairly trivializing.  I was also convinced that, just like the 1970s battles over workplace harassment doctrines, we will not adequately redress online harassment until we first acknowledge the problem.

However, finding consensus on online harassment’s normative implications is trickier.  Online harassment raises cyberspace’s standard regulatory challenges, including:

  • Defining online harassment, which may range from a coordinated group attack by an “online mob” to a single individual sending a single improper message.
  • Dealing with anonymous or difficult-to-identify online harassers.
  • Determining how online harassment differs from offline harassment (if at all)[1] and any associated regulatory implications.
  • Deciding if it makes more sense to regulate early or late in the technological evolution cycle (or never).
  • Allocating legal responsibility to intermediaries.

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Part Five: Law Blogs, Law Journals and the Law Student

This concludes the five-part series on Legal Scholarship in the Internet Age.  Joe Aguilar is a third year law student at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.  He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Race to the Bottom, the first ever faculty-student law blog.

By Joe Aguilar

The advent and proliferation of the legal blog is unquestionably altering the way legal scholarship operates.  It has attracted the attention of scholars such as Richard Posner and Stephen Bainbridge.  This outlet allows them a voice on issues that develop at speeds too quick for the printed world.  However, one critical segment of the legal educational world is often forgotten in the discussion of how blogs change legal scholarship: the law student. 

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