Argentina trip

Comparative Criminal Law Class Spends Spring Break in Argentina

April 18, 2019

This spring break, 13 students in Professors Ann England and Colene Robinson’s Comparative Criminal Law class looked at the law through a different lens in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

DenverConnect van

DenverConnect, a Mobile Resource Center for Older Adults, the Outcome of Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurial Accelerator

April 17, 2019

Nearly two years ago, Liz Kashinski (’19) had just wrapped up her first year at the University of Colorado Law School when she got an opportunity to step out of studying doctrinal law and step into the world of entrepreneurship and collaborative problem solving, ultimately helping to create a new way to decrease isolation for older adults.


Colorado Law Panelists, Attorney General Phil Weiser Discuss Issues Facing Undocumented Students

April 16, 2019

A panel of experts including Phil Weiser, Colorado attorney general; Violeta Chapin, associate clinical professor of law; Ming Hsu Chen, associate professor of law and director of the Immigration Law and Policy Program at Colorado Law; and Peter Roos, formerly with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, discussed the history and current implications of Plyler vs. Doe, the landmark case brought to the U.S. Supreme Court that ruled that no state could pass a law barring undocumented children from public schools.

Margot Kaminski

Kaminski Presents at FTC Hearing on Consumer Privacy

April 4, 2019

Associate Professor Margot Kaminski participated in a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearing focused on the FTC’s approach to consumer privacy April 9-10, 2019. Kaminski spoke on a panel about current approaches to privacy and compare how various jurisdictions have enacted laws that address privacy risks, including federal law, European law (through the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR), and state laws—both enacted and proposed.

Johnnie Nguyen

First-Generation Law Student Johnnie Nguyen (’21) Elected National Chair of ABA Law Student Division

March 27, 2019

Johnnie Nguyen (’21), a 1L at the University of Colorado Law School, was elected chair of the Law Student Division Council of the American Bar Association.

Harry Surden

Surden on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Can We Teach Computers to be Good People?

March 26, 2019

When people think about artificial intelligence, or AI, they can be quick to jump to the all-too-common sci-fi depiction of a heartlessly rational computer willing to kill people to fulfill its programming. Real AI is lightyears away from that. Today, AI is still pretty far from basic things humans can accomplish, like being able to grasp abstract concepts, according to Harry Surden, a University of Colorado Law School professor and AI expert.

Zach Mountin

Mountin (’10) Hired to Lead Civil Practice Clinic

March 25, 2019

Zach Mountin, the incoming director of the Civil Practice Clinic, will roll out a new employment law component of the clinic focused on representing low-income wage workers and workers facing discrimination.

Panelists at Black History Month discussion

Black History Month Panel Addresses Diversity in Legal Profession

March 16, 2019

A Feb. 25 panel discussion titled “Lawyers and Judges of Color Balance the Scales” commemorated Black History Month by drawing attention to the contributions of lawyers and judges of color across Colorado and the nation.

Robert A. Williams Jr.

Robert A. Williams Jr. Delivers Coen Lecture

March 6, 2019

Robert A. Williams Jr., Regents' Professor, E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and faculty co-chair of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, delivered the John R. Coen Lecture on March 15, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Wittemyer Courtroom at the University of Colorado Law School. He spoke on the topic “Why Do We Need a United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?"

First Place Team

Annual Interdisciplinary Competition Examines Ethics of AI

Feb. 28, 2019

Students from across campus grappled with questions surrounding the use of data collected by artificial intelligence (AI) at the third annual Ethics Tech Competition on February 9, hosted by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at Colorado Law and Silicon Flatirons.