Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams Shares Lessons in Life, Law With Colorado Law Class of 2021

May 11, 2021

After navigating their final year of law school amid a pandemic and a social justice movement, University of Colorado Law School graduates celebrated their landmark accomplishments in a virtual ceremony on May 8. Keynote speaker Stacey Abrams charged the graduates with three calls to action: have ambition, embrace fear, and prepare for failure as they prepare for life after graduation.

Lolita Buckner Inniss

Lolita Buckner Inniss to Become Dean of Colorado Law

April 23, 2021

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore today named Lolita Buckner Inniss dean of the University of Colorado Law School, effective July 1, 2021. Inniss will become Colorado Law’s first African American dean and second female to lead the school.

Black Lives Matter

Anti-Racism and Intersectionality Caucus Presents Findings in First Newsletter

April 21, 2021

As part of its work to address the need for anti-racism and intersectionality within the law school and the legal profession, the University of Colorado Law School’s Anti-Racism and Intersectionality Caucus has released its first newsletter to the law school community.

Akhil Reed Amar

Yale Law School's Akhil Reed Amar to Deliver Coen Lecture on April 22

April 19, 2021

Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will deliver the University of Colorado Law School’s 63rd annual John R. Coen Lecture on April 22, 2021. The title of the lecture, which will be held virtually, is "America's First Peaceful (Just Barely!) Transfer of Power."

Rothgerber Conference

29th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference Explores 'Pursuing Citizenship'

April 16, 2021

Scholars and legal practitioners from across the country gathered virtually on April 9, 2021, for the University of Colorado Law School’s 29th annual Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference. This year’s conference built on the themes of Colorado Law Professor Ming Hsu Chen 's new book, Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement...

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New Toolkit Helps Indigenous Peoples Realize Their Rights at Home

March 31, 2021

An educational toolkit drafted by students and attorneys at the University of Colorado Law School, Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and UCLA Law School seeks to help American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in their own laws and programs.

Privacy at the Margins

Conference Explores 'Privacy at the Margins'

March 10, 2021

The Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Law School hosted an online conference on March 12 exploring how surveillance regimes have engendered disproportionate harm to underrepresented groups based on racial, sexual, immigration, religious, and gender biases. The conference highlighted themes from Associate Professor Scott Skinner-Thompson's recent book by the same name.

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.

Dean Finalists

Community Invited to Meet Law Dean Finalists; Open Forums to Begin Feb. 3

Jan. 28, 2021

The campus and broader community are invited to participate in four open forums with the finalists for the dean of Colorado Law position on Feb. 3, Feb. 9, Feb. 11, and Feb. 16. The four finalists will also each meet in sessions with Colorado Law students; faculty; staff; advancement personnel; student leaders; assistant and associate deans; the provost; the dean; and the search committee.