Banquet honorees

Honorees Announced for 41st Annual Colorado Law Alumni Awards Banquet

Oct. 5, 2021

The University of Colorado Law School will celebrate six distinguished alumni and friends at its 41st annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Denver.

Ann England

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Honors Ann England

Oct. 1, 2021

Ann England, clinical professor at the University of Colorado Law School, is the 2020 recipient of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s “Advancing Justice” Award. The award recognizes England’s years of teaching aspiring lawyers in Colorado Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic and serving as a role model and mentor for those new to criminal law.

Suzette Malveaux

Suzette Malveaux Honored with LGBTQ Advocacy Award

Sept. 28, 2021

On Sept. 18, University of Colorado Law School Professor Suzette Malveaux and her partner, Catherine Smith, accepted the Gerald A. Gerash Advocacy Award presented by The Center on Colfax at the center’s 45th anniversary gala. The award honors those who demonstrate a history of advocacy for the LGBTQ community.

Violeta Chapin

Violeta Chapin Wins Polly Baca Raíces Fuertes Community Leader Award

Sept. 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse ('09) announced Clinical Professor Violeta Chapin as the winner of the 2021 Polly Baca Raíces Fuertes Community Leader Award in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Class of 2024

Colorado Law Welcomes Class of 2024

Aug. 26, 2021

The University of Colorado Law School welcomed its newest class of 172 JD, 16 Master of Laws (LLM), and 7 new Master of Studies in Law (MSL) students as classes began on Aug. 23.

Doug Spencer

Doug Spencer, Election Law Scholar, to Join Faculty

Aug. 2, 2021

Doug Spencer, an election law scholar whose research addresses the role of prejudice and racial attitudes in Voting Rights Act litigation, will join the University of Colorado Law School faculty as an associate professor this fall.

Lady Justice

Colorado Law Launches Civil Rights and Racial Justice Certificate

July 14, 2021

As part of the University of Colorado Law School’s Anti-Racism and Representation Initiative, the law school recently announced the launch of a certificate program focused on civil rights and racial justice. Associate Professor Scott Skinner-Thompson will serve as the program's initial faculty advisor.

Kristen Carpenter

'Self-Determination and Resilience': Insights on Human Rights in Practice

June 28, 2021

University of Colorado Law School Professor Kristen A. Carpenter reflects on her two terms as the North American member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Chase Velasquez

Tribal Attorney Chase Velasquez Joins Clinical Faculty as Visiting Professor, Interim Director of American Indian Law Clinic

June 23, 2021

Chase Velasquez, a tribal attorney with experience at the Navajo Nation Department of Justice and the San Carlos Apache Tribe’s Department of Justice, has joined the University of Colorado Law School as a visiting clinical professor and interim director of the American Indian Law Clinic.

Suzette Malveaux

Survivors of the Tulsa Massacre Deserve a Day in Court, Not Just Symbolic Justice, Argues Professor Suzette Malveaux

June 4, 2021

"Justice is timeless — or at least it should be when government commits the most egregious atrocities against its own citizens," wrote Professor Suzette Malveaux, who represented survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, in an opinion piece in the Washington Post.