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DULR Announces Emerging Scholar Award

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, 2015 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 93, scheduled for early 2016.

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DULR Online Proudly Presents The Return of Constitutional Federalism Issue

DULR Online's The Return of Constitutional Federalism Issue features four papers from highly regarded scholars that respond to an article authored by Logan Everett Sawyer III, titled The Return of Constitional Federalism (forthcoming in an upcoming issue of volume 91 of the Denver University Law Review). Each paper in the issue reviews Professor Sawyer's article in-depth, as well as making additional arguments for or against Professor Sawyer's conclusions.


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DULR Online Proudly Presents the Proxy Plumbing Issue

DULR Online's Proxy Plumbing Issue features five student articles covering different aspects of the SEC's Concept Release on the U.S. Proxy System and a call for a version 2.0 to address certain shortcomings of the Release. The Proxy Plumbing Issue represents the continued collaboration between the Denver University Law Review, DULR Online, and Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.


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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.

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.
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Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful event! 

Denver University Law Review presents

Marijuana at the Crossroads: A Symposium



Friday, January 27, 2012

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

CLE Credits: 7 credits (1.8 Ethics credits)


 Sponsored by the Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


Ethical Issues, Medical Marijuana & the Practice of Law Panel 

Randy Robinson[1]

Mr. John Gleason, Regulation Counsel for the State of Colorado, opened the panel with a discussion of the interplay between the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct and state medical marijuana laws. Mr. Gleason discussed Rule 1.2(d), which provides:

A lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal or fraudulent, but a lawyer may discuss the legal consequences of any proposed course of conduct with a client and may counsel or assist a client to make a good faith effort to determine the validity, scope, meaning or application of the law.

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Medical Marijuana and the Constitution Panel

Nathan Downing[1]

In the Medical Marijuana and the Constitution panel, moderated by Associate Dean Alan Chen of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Professor Robert Mikos from Vanderbilt University spoke first. He looked at the federalism issues surrounding medical marijuana and how the political process can protect states’ rights, even when the Constitution fails to do so. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 made no exception for the medical use of marijuana and it is unlikely Congress will soon act to reschedule marijuana. Yet today, public opinions show about 70% of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana in some form. Are political safeguards a failure; is more judicial review necessary to give a voice to the will of the people? Not necessarily, certain political safeguards can protect state rights even in the face of opposite federal legislation.

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The State of Medical Marijuana Today

Betsy Proffitt[1]

Brian Vicente, founder of Vicente Sederberg, LLC, a law firm working intensively with the medical marijuana community, began the panel discussing the legal issues and solutions for medical marijuana patients and providers. Mr. Vicente explained that Colorado is one of sixteen states that allow medical marijuana, and eighteen additional states are considering passing laws this year. Although not all states will succeed in passing the laws, it demonstrates the trend occurring across the nation. Mr. Vicente compared the progress of medical marijuana to gay rights. “Our parents generation thirty years ago didn’t think gay marriage was possible and now several states allow it. Anyone under 35 thinks it isn’t a big deal.”

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Marijuana at the Crossroads: Issues Confronted in Practice  

Zoe Laird[1]

The day began with a heated discussion regarding the legality of marijuana in Colorado, created by the tension between the state amendment allowing medical marijuana and the federal prohibition on growing and distributing marijuana, a Class 1 drug. In addition to a fundamental introduction to medical marijuana, the panel explored issues attorneys confront in practice when working with marijuana growers and caregivers.

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