Dean Finalists

Community Invited to Meet Law Dean Finalists; Open Forums to Begin Feb. 3

Jan. 28, 2021

The campus and broader community are invited to participate in four open forums with the finalists for the dean of Colorado Law position on Feb. 3, Feb. 9, Feb. 11, and Feb. 16. The four finalists will also each meet in sessions with Colorado Law students; faculty; staff; advancement personnel; student leaders; assistant and associate deans; the provost; the dean; and the search committee.

Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams to Speak at University of Colorado Law School Commencement Recognition Ceremony

Jan. 27, 2021

The University of Colorado Law School is pleased to announce that voting rights activist and bestselling author Stacey Abrams will be the speaker for the Colorado Law Class of 2021 commencement recognition ceremony, which will be held virtually.

Dean Finalists

Provost Announces 4 Finalists for Colorado Law Dean Position

Jan. 21, 2021

Finalist interviews will take place virtually in February, including a public session with each candidate.

Kathleen Lord

Korey Wise Innocence Project Adds Veteran Litigator to Staff

Jan. 20, 2021

Kathleen Lord, a veteran litigator whose decades of experience include positions with the Colorado State Public Defender and Federal Public Defender’s Office, has joined the University of Colorado Law School’s Korey Wise Innocence Project as a legal fellow.

Kristen Carpenter

Kristen Carpenter Named to Shawnee Tribe’s Inaugural Supreme Court

Jan. 15, 2021

University of Colorado Law School Professor Kristen Carpenter, an American Indian law scholar with expertise in property, cultural property, human rights, and Indigenous peoples, has been appointed as a justice of the inaugural Supreme Court of the Shawnee Tribe.

Dean Anaya

Dean S. James Anaya Joins Law Deans in Rare Joint Statement on the 2020 Election and Events at the Capitol

Jan. 12, 2021

Dean S. James Anaya joined 156 law school deans from schools across the country in a published statement addressing the 2020 election and the events that took place in the United States Capitol last week. The statement marks a rare occasion. It is unusual for such a diverse group of law deans to come together to speak as one on an issue that falls outside the ambit of legal education.

Race and the Law lecture series

Faculty, Alumni Explore Race and the Law in Renewed Lecture Series

Jan. 4, 2021

Following a successful launch in 2020, the University of Colorado Law School’s Race and the Law lecture series will continue in 2021 with an impressive lineup of faculty and alumni speakers.

Rothgerber Moot Court Competition

Legal Education in the Time of COVID-19

Dec. 11, 2020

Read about five of the ways the University of Colorado Law School community found to support one another over the last year.

Scott Lecture

Professor Suzette Malveaux Delivers 2020 Austin W. Scott Jr. Lecture

Dec. 3, 2020

In this lecture, titled "Is It Time for a New Civil Rights Act? Addressing Modern Obstructionist Procedure," Professor Suzette Malveaux explored how the U.S. Supreme Court’s civil procedure jurisprudence has undermined access to justice and civil rights enforcement, and why a new civil rights law is necessary during this critical and tumultuous time in our country. Watch a recording.

Fawn Sharp, President, National Congress of American Indians

Joint Project of Colorado Law and Native American Rights Fund Earns Support of National Congress of American Indians to Help Promote Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Nov. 30, 2020

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the nation’s largest and oldest organization of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, recently passed a resolution reaffirming the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and calling for measures to implement it. NCAI noted a joint project of the University of Colorado Law School and Native American Rights Fund that seeks to implement the Declaration in the United States.