Published: Aug. 15, 2017

The University of Colorado Law School’s Mini Law School will launch its sixth season this fall with a brand-new curriculum that addresses some of today’s most pressing legal issues. 

The seven-part series will kick off Tuesday, Sept. 12, with a lecture on food law and labeling by Professor Alexia Brunet Marks. Each week, a Colorado Law professor will present on a hot topic from a different area of the law. These include:

  • American Indian law and public land law - “How national monuments are designated and whether they can be undesignated”
  • Immigration law and executive orders – “What power does an executive order have and how can it be reviewed”
  • Supreme Court and litigation – “How a case gets to the Supreme Court and how new justices are appointed”

“The purpose of Mini Law School is to give people a bite-size look at what law school is and a look at some exciting issues in the law today,” said Marci Fulton, assistant dean for outreach, engagement and alumni relations. “It is a lifelong learning opportunity for people throughout our community and across the nation.”

In addition to attending the lectures in person in Boulder or watching the live televised lectures from CU South Denver in Lone Tree, participants now have the option of watching the live televised lecture from their own computer at the location of their choosing. People who are unable to participate on Tuesday evenings can register for the recorded viewing option, which allows them to watch the session on their own timeline.

Modeled after the popular Mini Med School at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado Law’s Mini Law School is designed to educate non-lawyers about the law and help people understand the basics of the legal system.

“It’s interesting for folks who read the news and want to know a little bit about how things happen. It’s interesting for folks who might be considering going to law school. And it might be interesting for folks who know lawyers—and that’s all of us—who might want to have better access to what those lawyers are often talking about,” said Fred Bloom, professor and associate dean for research.

Key details 

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 24

Where: Wittemyer Courtroom at the Wolf Law Building on the Boulder campus. Participants can register for the live lecture in Boulder or the live televised lecture at CU South Denver in Lone Tree. For those for whom neither Boulder nor Parker is convenient, Livestream and recorded viewing options are available.

Cost: Registration is $100 for the entire series.

To register: Registrations are accepted on first-come basis. For more information about the program, please email, call 303-492-7015, or visit To register for the program, visit

Listen to the podcast about Mini Law School.