Faculty Colloquia and Distinguished Lecturers

To foster rigorous intellectual exchange, Colorado Law faculty hosts distinguished lecturers, colloquia, and works-in-progress. Our legal scholarship pushes the boundaries of theory, doctrine, and practice. 

Faculty Forums

Faculty Colloquia & Distinguished Lecturers

Schultz Lectureship Series 
The Schultz Lectureship Fund was created in 2007 by the generosity of John H. (’53) and Cynthia H. Schultz to support a lecture each year by scholars in the fields of oil and gas, energy, or natural resources law.

Recent lecturers and topics have included:

  • Jim Burke, "The Oil-Water Nexus: Where Development Meets the Environment."(watch video)
  • Tony Clark, "Ensuring Reliability and a Fair Energy Marketplace." (watch video)
  • Jeff Bingaman, "Energy Innovation Series and 5th Annual Schultz Lecture" (watch video)
  • Dr. Daniel Yergin, "The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World"
  • Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, "Addressing the Nation's Energy Challenges" (watch video)
  • James E. Rogers, “A National Energy Policy for the 21st Century” (watch video)
  • Bruce Kramer, “Split Estates: A New Equilibrium between Surface and Mineral Owners”

Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture Series
Austin Scott was a member of the Law School faculty for 20 years. He was an excellent and much beloved teacher as well as a prolific writer. His scholarly work was in the fields of criminal law and procedure. In 1973, former Colorado Law Dean Don W. Sears established the Lecture Series in his memory. Each year, the Dean of the Law School selects a member of the faculty   engaged in a significant scholarly project to lecture on his or her research.

Recent lecturers and topics have included:

John R. Coen Lecture Series  
John Coen was a distinguished member of the Colorado bar and an able public speaker. In 1955, his widow Adrian S. Coen, established the lectureship in his memory. The purpose is to bring a prominent and distinguished lawyer, jurist, or scholar of law to deliver an annual lecture to Colorado Law’s students and faculty on a legal subject of interest and benefit to the profession, preferably with some public or political aspect.

Recent lecturers and topics have included:

  • Eric L. Talley, "Is Law a Driverless Car? Assessing How (or Whether) the Data Analytics Revolution Will Transform the Legal Profession" (watch video)
  • Dan Kahan, "Are judges politically biased? An experimental examination." (listen to podcast)
  • William L. Ury, "Getting to Yes in the World: Reflections 30 Years Later" (watch video)
  • Angela P. Harris, "The Treadmill and the Contract: Race, Class and the Environment in American Law" (watch video)
  • Geoffrey R. Stone, "The Framers' Constitution: An Answer to the Current Supreme Court's Conservative Activism" (watch video)
  • William Eskridge, "Discrimination to Protect Liberty" (watch video)
  • Cass R. Sunstein, “Are Judges Political? Bush, Confirmations and Beyond”
  • Michael McConnell, “Religion and Republicanism at the Founding”
  • Martha Fineman, “Children in Law and Society: The Competing Paradigms of Religion and Human Rights”
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, "The Assault on the Press"

 University of Colorado Law School


Please contact Associate Dean for Research Kristen Carpenter for more information: kristen.carpenter@colorado.edu

Presenter & Topic


Date & Time

 Pierre Schlag, Fascism and the Liberal State, facilitated discussion

Colloquium Room (room 480)

February 22, 2017, 4-5pm

Ahmed White, Every Red a Criminal:
The States, the Courts, and the War on American Radicals
, Work-in-Progress

Colloquium Room (room 480)

February 28, 2017, 4-5pm

Helen Norton, Government Speech and the War on Terror, Work-in-Progress

Colloquium Room (room 480)

March 22, 2017, 12-1pm

Aya Gruber, The Feminist War on Crime, Work-in-Progress

Colloquium Room (room 480)

April 12, 2017 , 4-5pm

Sloan Speck, Expertise and International Tax Norms, Work-in-Progress

 Colloquium Room (room 480)

April 19, 2017 , 4-5pm

 Third Annual Faculty Scholarship Retreat

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park

May 20, 2017, 8am-6pm
Save the date! More information will be forthcoming. Faculty will have opportunities to present books, articles, drafts and so on.

Colloquium Series

Spring 2017


All colloquia are held on Fridays from 12-1 in Colloquium Rm. 480, unless otherwise noted.


Faculty & Staf Colloquium

April 21st

Colene Robinson and Clinical Colleagues



Date & Time

Topic Location