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 - Fall 2014


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





September 3rd

12-1 PM

Pierre Schlag, The Legal Argument Toolkit

September 17th

4-5 PM

Peter Huang, How Improvising Decision-Making and Mindfulness Can Improve Legal Ethics and Professionalism

September 24th

12-1 PM

Scholarship (Presenter & Topic TBA)

October 8th

4-5 PM

Brad Bernthal, Build, Buy or Network?  Accelerators and the Adaptation of Entrepreneurial Exchange

October 15th

12-1 PM

Andrew Schwartz, The Agency Costs of Crowdfunding

October 22nd 4-5 PM Ming Chen, Executive Authority and Immigration Law-In-Action
October 29th 4-5 PM Sarah Krakoff, Teaching (Topic TBA)
November 5th 12-1 PM Kristelia Garcia, The Inverted Competition Model: Toward a New Competition Policy in Copyright
November 12th 4-5 PM Ahmed White, My Coworker, My Enemy: Solidarity, Workplace Control, and the Class Politics of Title VII.
December 3rd 12-1 PM Co Presenters: Diana Avelis & Kristin Carpenter
Navigating the Submission Process:  A Primer on Using ExpressO and Scholastica, and Broader Discussion on Strategies for Publication

Colloquium Series

Fall 2014


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


Faculty and Staff Colloquium Series



 August 29th  Dayna Matthew
 December 5th  Harold Bruff

Faculty Colloquium Series



September 5th

Lee Anne Fennell (University of Chicago)

September 12th

Russell Robinson (University of CA-Berkeley)

September 19th Jeannie Fromer (New York University)
 Ocotober 10th  Melissa Jacoby (University of N. Carolina Law)








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)