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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 eight-week series provides a look into some of the hottest legal topics of our time. Open to all, this program is designed for non-lawyers, is an excellent lifelong learning opportunity, and is a great chance to get a mini taste of what law school is like. Each week, a different member of our Mini Law School Faculty will discuss a "hot topic" in a different area of the law. The registration fee for the entire series is $100 and participants who view at least six of the eight 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!   

Have you ever wondered:

  • Under what circumstances, if any, does the Constitution prohibit our government from lying to us?
  • How is artificial intelligence regulated?
  • What is international law and how does it impact you?

We will explore all of these topics and more in this fall's Mini Law School - Hot Topics. For fall 2018, we are excited to continue our exploration of current issues of law in the news, covering some of the most pressing issues in the law today.  

Live lectures occur on Tuesday evenings September 11 through November 20. 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 is also livestreamed from Boulder to CU South Denver in Parker, Colorado on the same dates and times. 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. Any participant can make up missed sessions by watching the recorded lectures.




Tuesday, September 11

The Government's Speech and the Constitution

Helen Norton

Tuesday, September 18



Tuesday, September 25

NO CLASS (Cancelled)


Tuesday, October 2



Tuesday, October 9

Bad Lawyering

Scott Moss

Tuesday, October 16

The Ever-Changing Face of Immigration Law

Violeta Chapin

Tuesday, October 23

What is International Law?

Justin Desautels-Stein

Tuesday, October 30 Over-Incarceration in America - Safety or Scam? Ann England
Tuesday, November 6 The Confrontation Clause Frederic Bloom
Tuesday, November 13 Artificial Intelligence and Law Harry Surden
Tuesday, November 20 Who is the "Public" in Federal Public Lands? Sarah Krakoff