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

  • 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"
  • Jack L. Goldsmith, “The First Two Terror Presidencies”
  • Carol M. Rose, “Racing Property: Racially Restrictive Covenants from the City Beautiful to Shelley v. Kraemer—and Beyond.”



University of Colorado Law School

ADR WORSHOPS - Spring 2015


  All sessions are in THE Colloquium Rm. 480, unless otherwise noted.





Wednesday, January 7
(Room #300)

4-5 PM

Deborah Cantrell, Practicing Practical Wisdom

Wednesday, January 14

4-5 PM

Justin Desautels-Stein, The Canon Reloaded

Wednesday, January 21

12-1 PM

Discussion on Academic Freedom Facilitated by Aya Gruber and Ahmed White

Wednesday, February 11

12-1 PM

Talking about Scholarship Series
Considering 'Styles' of Legal Scholarship
Facilitated by Kristen Carpenter
Wednesday, March 18 12-1 PM
Wednesday, April 1 12-1 PM Talking about Teaching Series
(Precise Topic TBA)
Facilitated by Sarah Krakoff
Wednesday, April 22 12-1 PM Alexia Brunet Marks, "A New Governance Recipe For Food Safety Regulation"
Wednesday, April 15 12-1 PM  Funding Opportunities for Legal Research
Facilitated by Kristen Carpenter & Jane Thompson, with special guest Heather Thomas from CU's Office of Contracts and Grants

Colloquium Series

Spring 2015


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


Faculty and Staff Colloquium Series



January 23rd Carla Fredericks
April 24th  Ann England

Faculty Colloquium Series



January 30th Anita Krug (Washington)
February 6th Mark Drumbl (Washington & Lee)
February 13th Alison Morantz (Stanford)
February 20th Jeannie Suk (Harvard)

 February 27th

 Felix Wu (Cardozo)

 March 6th

Gillian Metzger (Columbia)
 March 13th

Richard Epstein (NYU)

March 20th

John Mikhail (Georgetown)

April 3rd

Jennifer Chacon (UC, Irvine)

April 17th

Jonathan Simon (CA, Berkeley)

Date & Time

Topic Location


June 18, Noon                



A discussion of Thomas C. Grey's The Hermaneutics File,
58 S. Cal. Law Rev. 211
(1985), led by Mimi Wesson

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse


July 9, 3:00 PM


Carla Fredericks,

Immediate Trust

CU-Law School/Colloquium Room


July 16, 4:00 PM


Fred Bloom,


Kitchen Next Door


July 25, Noon



A discussion of Thomas Piketty's CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY and Arundhati Roy's CAPITALISM:  A GHOST STORY

Mountain Sun


August 13, Noon



Environmental Justice:  The Acequia Assistance Project

CU-Law School/Colloquium Room

(lunch will be served)