Amicus Spring 2012 Issue Released

March 27, 2012

Amicus, Colorado Law's biannual alumni magazine, is now available. Dean Phil Weiser highlights Colorado Law’s approach to the changing legal environment, which includes: interdisciplinary engagement, community engagement, experiential learning, alumni networking, and career development.

  • Interdisciplinary engagement is brought to light in a discussion among law and aerospace engineering students on United States v. Jones, a Supreme Court case that explores the use of GPS technology by law enforcement.
  • Experiential learning gives students tangible career experience, making them a valuable asset to future employers, as featured in “Raising the Transactional IQ at Colorado Law.” A unique opportunity for students to apply their interest in corporate law emerges in classes including Deals, Legal Negotiation, and Venture Capital. These advanced courses provide students with firsthand knowledge of how lawyers negotiate contracts and execute business transactions on behalf of clients.
  • Students have the opportunity to learn with clinical legal education, as highlighted in the article “Clinical Education: Preparing Students for Wise Legal Practice.” Under the supervision of clinical faculty, students represent clients in courtrooms and other settings in nine different clinics. Students translate theory into practice in clinics focusing on everything from tribal to criminal law, representing clients in the discipline of their choice.
  • Community engagement is a key value for Colorado Law. As highlighted in one of the community-focused articles in this issue, Mark Fogg (’79), President of the Colorado Bar Association, and members of the Colorado Bar Association started a number of pro bono legal clinics to assist discharged veterans. The student veterans who founded the Colorado Law Military Law Society student group enthusiastically organized student volunteers.
  • The Career Development Office works with students to develop their professional ambitions and articulate their goals. The article “Why and How to Be Intentional in Your Career” offers advice to students and alumni on career development. Consider heeding the advice of the article and ask a colleague to join you at an upcoming event at Colorado Law.

We hope the timely and relevant content in the spring 2012 issue of Amicus inspires you to stay engaged or become reengaged with Colorado Law. If you did not receive your copy, or would like additional copies, please contact Katy Brown, director of alumni relations, at katy.brown@colorado.edu.