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Sidebar, please
Students pack the Sidebar in the first floor of Sullivan Hall to study and relax. Pictured are Karen Hernandez ’13, Lindsay Mundt ’13 and Linda Ramirez ’13. The law school is bustling, with student events, faculty conferences and alumni programs this spring. Photo by Marcus Donner.

BLSA Alumni Awards
The Honorable Robert H. Russell '75 of the Colorado Eighteenth Judicial Court will be honored with an award at the annual Black Law Student Association Alumni Awards at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. RSVP for this celebration of one the law school’s earliest graduates.

Exploring race relations
An in-depth Symposium on Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System Feb. 15 and 16 will delve into the problems of racial bias with presentations by professors, lawyers and judges. On March 9, scholars from around the country will discuss the implications of the classic novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," more than 50 years after it was published.

Small Firm Fair
The Center for Professional Development invites lawyers to attend the Sixth Annual Solo, Small and Mid-Size Firm Information, Networking and Career Fair from 5-7 p.m. March 6 at Campion Ballroom. The event is an ideal way for practitioners to recruit interns for summer and part-time positions and connect with talented law students seeking career advice.

Defender Initiative
Despite budget cuts and challenges, there have been a number of positive changes for public defenders. The second annual conference on March 2, organized by Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz, brings together defenders, assigned counsel and others concerned about effective representation of clients.

Job Shadow
The law school seeks alumni to volunteer for the 2012 Job Shadow Program, which runs March 5 - 9. This valuable program allows students to see opportunities available to them after law school. You decide how much time you can give. Past job shadow participants have invited students to witness client interviews, hosted tours of the courthouse, their company, or law firm and answered questions about their career path. Contact us to host a student.

February 2012

From Dean Mark Niles

This semester is packed with opportunities that showcase the outstanding work being done by our faculty and students. From Diversity Week programs scheduled by students, to the various workshops examining important issues such as race relations and problems facing public defenders, the law school continues to be a place that confronts injustice and works to find solutions aimed at creating a more equitable society.

Upcoming Events

February 10
Early Brain Development and Best-Interest Decision Making in our Courts Session 2: Psychotropic Drugs (CLE)

February 11
25th Anniversary of U.S. v. Hirabayashi Coram Nobis

February 16
Information Session: CLE Abroad in Tuscany, Italy

February 16
Fourth Annual Diversity Week Reception

February 16-17
Symposium on Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System (CLE)

February 23
Black Law Student Association Alumni Awards Reception

February 24
Walter Echo-Hawk Jr. Lecture

February 24-25
The Foundations of Civility in the Legal Profession (CLE)

February 25
PILF Auction and Spring Event

February 27
Income Based Repayment and the Federal Public Interest Loan Forgiveness Program

March 2
Second Annual Conference on Public Defense (CLE)

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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