Mini Law School provides participants with a better understanding of important legal principles in key areas of the law.  Taught by members of our law school faculty, the seven-week series provides a look into some of the hottest legal topics of our time. Open to all, this program is an excellent lifelong learning opportunity and is a great chance to get a mini taste of what law school is like.

Classes have started, but it's not too late to register. All missed classes can be made up online at your convenience.

Have you ever wondered:

  • How national monuments are designated and whether they can be undesignated?
  • How a case gets to the Supreme Court and what they do with it once they get it?
  • What power does an executive order have and how can it be reviewed?

We will explore all of these topics and more in this fall's Mini Law School - Hot Topics. For fall 2017, we are excited to roll out a brand new Mini Law School curriculum, presenting topics that have not been offered previously. Each member of the Mini Law School Faculty will discuss “Hot Topics” in a different area of the law. The selected subjects cover some of the most pressing issue in the law today. Each week, a different topic is presented. 

We will hold seven sessions on Tuesday evenings, September 12 through October 24. Class is from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and is held in the Wittemyer Courtroom at the Wolf Law Building on the Boulder campus. Colorado Law’s Mini Law School also will be livestreamed from Boulder to CU South Denver in Lone Tree, Colorado on the same dates and times. Each week, a different topic is presented.  For those for whom neither Boulder nor Parker is convenient, we also have Livestream and recorded viewing options. Participants selecting those options will receive the class materials and a link to the lecture weekly and can watch at their own pace and at the location of their choosing.




Tuesday, September 12

Food Law & Labeling

Alexia Brunet Marks

Tuesday, September 19

Employment Law

Scott Moss

Tuesday, September 26

American Indian Law and Public Land Law

Sarah Krakoff

Tuesday, October 3

Supreme Court & Litigation

Frederic Bloom

Tuesday, October 10

Climate Change

William Boyd

Tuesday, October 17

Immigration Law & Executive Orders

Violeta Chapin

Tuesday, October 24

Criminal Law

Ann England
The registration fee for the entire series is $100 and participants who attend at least five of the seven sessions receive a Mini Law School Certificate (no academic credit is received for participation).  There are no required readings, tests, or homework assignments - just a great opportunity to learn about the law!
This popular program is open to everyone, but registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive more information, please email

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received before September 6 will receive a refund of class fees paid less $15.00 in transaction and registration fees. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds for cancellations received after September 6. Class participants will have an opportunity to make up missed classes via video replay.