Colorado Law Alumni Awards Banquet

Seawell Grand Ballroom | Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1101 13th Street Denver, Colorado 80204
March 11, 2015   
5:30 p.m. cocktails | 7:00 p.m. dinner and program     

Now in its 34th year, the Law Alumni Awards Banquet is the University of Colorado Law School's signature alumni event, where we celebrate our community and present awards to our distinguished alumni. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our amazing alumni.

In 2015, we are honoring:

  • Betty Arkell ('75), Partner, Holland & Hart LLP, for the William Lee Knous Award, Colorado Law's highest alumni honor
  • Bill Buck ('83), General Counsel-Upsteam Companies, ExxonMobil, for Distinguished Achievement in Corporate Counsel
  • Michael Connor ('93), Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, for Distinguished Achievement in the Public Sector
  • Dave Palmer ('70), Denver Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Brian Duffy ('91), Shareholder & Co-President, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, for Distinguished Achievement in Private Practice

In addition, Dean Phil Weiser presented two Dean's Choice awards, recognizing individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Colorado Law this year:

  • Roxanne Jensen ('85), Managing Director, Catapult Growth Partners, for the Dean Edward C. King “Pay it Forward” Award
  • R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, & Secretary, DISH Network, for the Richard Schaden “Adopted Alumnus” Award

 

Learn about our successful 2014 event and see previous honorees.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Support Colorado Law Students & Programs

We invite your firm or business to consider sponsoring the 34th Annual Law Alumni Awards Banquet, the proceeds of which support our students and programs.

Register Online to become a sponsor or to purchase individual tickets.

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 in Amicus and Law Points publications
  • Acknowledgement during the banquet
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet
  • 2 tickets to attend a special invitation-only reception and dinner with the Stevens Lecturer in Fall 2015. Previous honorees have included Justice John Paul Stevens, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Justice Antonin Scalia.
Honoree Reception Sponsor | $7,500 (Limited to one sponsorship)
  • Signage throughout the honoree reception space
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the invitation-only honoree reception held before the banquet
  • Full-page banquet program recognition provided by Honoree Reception Sponsor*
  • Acknowledgement on honoree reception invitation
  • Invitation for sponsor's banquet attendees to attend invitation-only honoree reception
  • 1 premium table at banquet with complimentary seating for 10 guests
  • Recognition on Colorado Law website and in Amicus and Law Points publications
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet
  • 2 tickets to attend a special invitation-only reception and dinner with the Stevens Lecturer in Fall 2015. Previous honorees have included Justice John Paul Stevens, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Justice Antonin Scalia.

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
  • 2 tickets to attend a special invitation-only reception with the Stevens Lecturer in Fall 2015. Previous honorees have included Justice John Paul Stevens, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Justice Antonin Scalia.

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 12, 2015 for inclusion in program

Individual Tickets

  • $150 general admission; $90 public service admission; $90 recent graduates (graduating 2009 -- 2014) 

Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors

  • Payments above $1,000 will only be accepted by check
  • Please make checks payable to University of Colorado
  • Mail to the attention of: Marci Fulton, Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Alumni Relations (401 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309)
  • Please fill out the registration information at www.regonline.com/lab2015

Please direct sponsorship questions to:

Marci Fulton, Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Alumni Relations, marci.fulton@colorado.edu  

 

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; Honoree Reception: EFMV of $ 3,350.00; 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," Richard Schaden Adopted Alumnus Award, and the Honorary Order of the Coif, 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.