Events & Announcements


February 4 & 5, 2016 - Future World IP: Legal Responses to the Tech Revolution. The Denver Law Review will be presenting its annual symposium this coming year on the role of intellectual property law in bringing new technologies to fruition and to the market.

We are pleased to announce the Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust as the Platinum Sponsor of the Denver Law Review 2016 symposium.

We are further pleased that Molly Kocialski, USPTO Regional Director, and the Honorable Nina Wang of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado will be our featured speakers on Friday, February 5!


We've Changed Our Name!

The Denver University Law Review is now the Denver Law Review, and the DULR Online is now DLR Online.

Volume 93 Staff Announced

The Denver Law Review is excited to announce the Volume 93 Staff. Please join us in congratulating them in this accomplishment and supporting them in continuing the fine tradition of the Denver Law Review. Please click here to view the masthead.

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DLR Online Proudly Presents a Special Issue: The Direction of Delaware Law

DLR Online's new special issue, The Direction of Delaware Law, features six student articles covering a variety of changes taking place regarding corporate law in Delaware.  The issue represents the continued collaboration between the Denver Law Review, DLR Online, and Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr. 
Please explore the full issue here, including a thoughtful introduction to the issue by Professor Brown.
Prior special issues from the DLR Online can be found here.

Denver Law Review Announces Emerging Scholar Award

The Denver Law Review is pleased to announce that it has selected Kate Sablosky Elengold, Practitioner-in-Residence at American University's Washington College of Law, for the Emerging Scholar Award of Volume 93.

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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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