Published: July 9, 2018
Mini Law School

Options to attend in-person, via livestream, or on-demand.


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

The series, which has grown to eight weeks this year, will kick off Tuesday, Sept. 11 with Professor Sarah Krakoff’s examination of who the “public” is when considering federal public lands. Each week, a Colorado Law professor will present on a hot topic from a different area of the law. These include:  

  • Criminal Law—“Over-Incarceration in America – Safety or Scam?”
  • Immigration Law—“ The Changing Face of Immigration Law”
  • First Amendment Law—“The Government’s Speech and the Constitution”
  • Law and Technology – “Artificial Intelligence and Law”

In addition to attending the lectures in person in Boulder or watching the live televised lectures from CU South Denver in Lone Tree, participants have the option of watching the live televised lecture from their own computer at the location of their choosing. Those 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. All ​class ​participants ​will ​have ​an ​opportunity ​to ​rewatch ​classes ​on-demand.

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 better understand some of today’s most critical legal issues.

Last year, more than 300 people participated in Mini Law School, with participants in nine states taking advantage of livestreaming and on-demand viewing.

“In a time where law and policy is changing quickly and almost guaranteed to be a topic of daily conversation on the news, it was enlightening to participate in a program where I had access to some of the best experts on these topics,” said 2017 participant Lindsay Bourgoine.

Registration is open now. Discounts are available for CU faculty, staff, and students as well as K-12 teachers (email for more information). 

Key details 

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 13
(no class Sept. 18 and Oct. 2)

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 Lone Tree is convenient, livestream and on-demand 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 the program webpage.

Register for Mini Law School