Law Alumni Awards Banquet

New Awards to Recognize Alumni for Mentorship, Diversity and Inclusion

Feb. 24, 2021

Two new Dean’s Choice Awards established by the University of Colorado Law School’s Law Alumni Board—the Brooke Wunnicke Outstanding Mentor Award and the Sonny Flowers Award—will recognize alumni for their mentorship of other attorneys and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2021 Alumni Award recipients

Honorees Announced for 40th Annual Colorado Law Alumni Awards Celebration

Feb. 17, 2021

The University of Colorado Law School will celebrate eight alumni and friends at its 40th annual awards celebration on Thursday, June 17, 2021. The ceremony will be held virtually.

Julia Yoo

Alumni Spotlight: Julia Yoo ('98)

Nov. 30, 2020

Civil rights attorney Julia Yoo was recently named president of the National Police Accountability Project. She is both the first woman and the first person of color to hold the leadership position.

Ariel Diamond

Promising Start: Ariel Diamond ('17)

Nov. 30, 2020

Ariel Diamond is an associate attorney in the telecommunications group at the global law firm DLA Piper in Washington, D.C.

Aditi Kulkarni-Knight

Promising Start: Aditi Kulkarni-Knight ('15)

Nov. 2, 2020

Aditi Kulkarni-Knight, an associate in the trial department at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP in Denver, decided to attend law school because she knew that a law degree would open up a wealth of professional opportunities.

Henry Cooper

Alumni Spotlight: Henry Cooper ('87)

Oct. 22, 2020

Henry Cooper recently retired after 34 years with the Denver District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted cases involving gang-related crime.

Emily Bobenrieth

Promising Start: Emily Bobenrieth ('16)

Sept. 24, 2020

Emily Bobenrieth, a prosecutor for the U.S. Army stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State, attended Colorado Law after being selected for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. Although she had never set foot in Colorado prior to visiting the law school, it immediately felt like home.

Hunter Knapp and Alexia Brunet Marks

Recent Graduate, Professors Examine Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Communities

Sept. 11, 2020

A new report coauthored by postdoctoral fellow and recent graduate Hunter Knapp ('20) and University of Colorado Law School Associate Professor Alexia Brunet Marks seeks to protect Colorado food workers in their workplaces as they contribute their essential labor throughout the state’s food system.

Alisha Taibo Coombe ('09)

Alumni Spotlight: Alisha Taibo Coombe ('09) Talks Mentorship, Family, and the Importance of Joining a Local Bar Association

Aug. 28, 2020

After two career changes and graduating in the middle of a recession, Alisha Taibo Coombe ('09) knows a thing or two about persistence and hard work. Coombe, a commercial litigator at Burg Simpson, shares lessons learned along her career path.

Kischa Cook

Alumni Spotlight: La Kischa Cook ('09) on Graduating Law School During Tough Economic Times

Aug. 3, 2020

After graduating law school in the aftermath of the 2008 financial market crash, La Kischa Cook ('09) faced a bleak job market. With resiliency, focus, and helpful connections from law school, she heeded the advice of Hon. Robert Russel ('84) to embrace a winding path through her legal career. Today, as an attorney advisor for the federal government, Cook performs civil rights work as an equal employment opportunity specialist with the Western Area Power Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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