Colorado Law Alumni Awards Banquet

Seawell Grand Ballroom
Denver Center for the Performing Arts

1101 13th Street, Denver, Colorado 80204
March 9, 2016   
5:30 p.m. cocktails | 7:00 p.m. dinner and program

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Now in its 35th year, the annual Colorado Law Alumni Awards Banquet is the University of Colorado Law School's signature alumni event, where we celebrate our community and honor our distinguished alumni. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our amazing alumni.

We are pleased to honor the following people at the 2016 banquet:

William Lee Knous Award
Norman Brownstein ('68) and Steven W. Farber ('68), Shareholders, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Distinguished Achievement - Public Sector
The Honorable Cory Gardner ('01), United States Senator - Colorado

Distinguished Achievement - Judiciary
The Honorable Marcia S. Krieger ('79), Chief Judge, United States District Court, Colorado

Distinguished Achievement - Corporate Counsel
Michelle M. Lucero ('89), Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Chief Flash Mob Officer, Children's Hospital Colorado

Richard Schaden "Adopted Alumni" Award
Paul and Norma, and David and Jed Barash, parents and brothers of Daniel Barash ('02)

Dean Edward C. King "Pay it Forward" Award
Fiona Arnold, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Learn about our 2015 event and see previous honorees.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Support Colorado Law Students & Programs


We invite your firm or business to consider sponsoring the 35th Annual Law Alumni Awards Banquet, the proceeds of which support our students and programs.

Platinum Sponsor | $10,000

  • Recognition on tables
  • Full-page banquet program recognition provided by Platinum Sponsor*
  • Acknowledgement on invitation
  • 2 premium tables at banquet with complimentary seating for 20 guests
  • Recognition on Colorado Law website and Law Points publications
  • Acknowledgement during the banquet
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet

Gold Sponsor | $5,000

  • Recognition on tables
  • Full-page banquet program recognition provided by Gold Sponsor*
  • 1 premium table at banquet with complimentary seating for 10 guests
  • Acknowledgement during the banquet
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet

Silver Sponsor | $2,500

  • Recognition on tables
  • Half-page banquet program recognition provided by Silver Sponsor*
  • Table at banquet with complimentary seating for 10 guests
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet

Friends of the Law School Sponsor | $1,000

  • Recognition on table
  • Half table at banquet with complimentary seating for 5 guests
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet

Banquet Program Recognition Opportunities

Full-Page Program Recognition | $1,000

  • 8”h x 5”w color recognition in Banquet Program (jpg file format required)*

Half-Page Program Recognition | $500

  • 4”h x 5”w color recognition in Banquet Program (jpg file format required)*

*All banquet program recognition files must be received by February 9, 2016 for inclusion in the program.

Please direct sponsorship questions to Marci Fulton, Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Alumni Relations (marci.fulton@colorado.edu, 303-492-7015)

Individual Tickets

  • $150 general admission
  • $90 public service admission
  • $90 recent graduates (graduating 2010 - 2015)

Please make checks payable to University of Colorado
Mail to the attention of: Julie Ann Williams, Assistant Director of Events and Alumni Relations (401 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309)

Estimated Fair Market Value
Net proceeds will benefit the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. Estimated Fair Market Value (EFMV) of the event is $ 85.00 per ticket including tax.  Sponsorships may be a tax-deductible contribution less the EFMV of goods and services received, as follows: Platinum: EFMV of $ 1,700.00; Gold: EFMV of $ 850.00; Silver: EFMV of $ 850.00; Friends of the Law School: EFMV of $ 425.00. Please consult your tax advisor.

 

The Law Alumni Board selects the Knous and Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Additional awards, such as the Dean Edward C King "Pay It Forward" and Richard Schaden Adopted Alumnus Award are awarded periodically and honorees are selected by Dean Weiser.

Knous Award

The William Lee Knous Award was established in memory of former governor, federal judge, distinguished statesman and alumnus, William Lee Knous (1911). It is Colorado Law’s highest alumni honor and is given to the an alumnus or alumna in recognition of outstanding achievement and sustained service to Colorado Law.

Alumni Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Each year, the Law Alumni Board selects distinguished alumni to honor at the Law Alumni Awards Banquet. There are nine categories of achievement: Corporate Counsel, Executive in Industry, Judiciary, Education, Private Practice, Public Sector, Solo/Small Firm Practitioner, Recent Alumnus, and Special Recognition. If you would like to submit the name of a distinguished alumnus or alumna, please contact Marci Fulton, Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Alumni Relations.

Honorary Order of the Coif

The English Order of the Coif, an ancient and honored institution of the Common Law, was an association of distinguished lawyers from whose members the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas were appointed and who for centuries had the exclusive right to be barristers in that Court. Later, judges of the King’s Bench and the Exchequer were appointed from its members. The order took its name from the coif, or cap, which all members wore. The American Order was formed in 1911 for the purpose of promoting scholarship among law students.

The University of Colorado Law School, one of the 81 member law schools, became a member in 1942. Under the Order’s constitution, only the top 10% of the school’s graduating class is eligible for membership. At each year’s commencement, Colorado Law presents an Honorary Order of the Coif to a member of the legal community.