Events & Announcements

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. Please explore the full issue here, including a thoughtful introduction to the issue by Professor Brown.

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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Law School Clinics: Education and Access


Kira Suyeishi[1]

The Law School Clinics: Education and Access panel featured Julie Waterstone, Director of the Children’s Rights Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor at Southwestern Law School; Patience Crowder, Assistant Professor and creator of the Community Economic Development Clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Jeffrey Selbin, Clinical Professor and Faculty Director of the East Bay Community Law Center at UC Berkeley Boalt Hall; and Brad Bernthal, Associate Clinical Professor of Law with the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and Technology Law & Policy Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School.  Colene Robinson, Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School, moderated the panel.  The panelists each discussed the dichotomy between the two primary objectives of law school clinical programs:  educating students in the practical skills of lawyering while striving to provide high quality legal representation to those who cannot afford traditional representation.  I will discuss Professor Waterstone’s and Professor Crowder’s comments on the panel.

Professor Waterstone established the Children’s Rights Clinic at Southwestern Law.  In this clinic, students represent youth and their families in special education and school discipline cases, primarily by assisting students who are facing school exclusion.  Prior to starting the clinic, Professor Waterstone spent six months surveying the greater Los Angeles area in order to assess the unmet needs of the community and determined that special education and school discipline were areas that would both benefit from clinical representation and would be a positive experiential learning opportunity for students participating in the law school clinic.  In addressing the tension between the dual objectives of educating the law school students participating in the clinic and providing legal representation to the community, Professor Waterstone stated that training was the most important aspect in reaching the two goals in tandem.  Training the law students to effectively interview and counsel clients, while also enabling them to train their clients with the skills to act as pro se litigants allowed students to gain practical skills to further their educational experiences as student attorneys, while also providing tangible legal services to clients in need. For more information on the Children’s Rights Clinic, please click here.

Professor Crowder created the Community Economic Development Clinic, the first transactional clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  The clinic assists small business owners with formation of their businesses ranging in services from contract and lease review to counseling clients regarding IRS compliance.  Many of the clinic’s clients are women and minority business owners as well as clients who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.  In discussing the competing objectives of educating the law students and providing legal services to clients in need, Professor Crowder emphasized the importance of explaining the dual goals to potential clients so that they know what to expect before retaining clinical representation.  As the law school’s first, and only, transactional clinic, the Community Economic Development Clinic seeks to provide practical experiential learning opportunities to students who are interested in becoming transactional attorneys.  Professor Crowder challenges the clinical students to examine the clinic in the larger context of clinical programs and social justice by urging them to think about questions such as what it means to represent a for-profit business when we do not normally think of these types of clients as an underserved population.  Professor Crowder stated that while there is the danger of “forcing an artificial distinction,” it is important to encourage students to think about their clients’ place in the community and to examine issues of economic injustice. For more information on the Community Economic Development Clinic, please click here.


[1] J.D. Candidate, 2013, University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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