Workplace Law

Amanda Walck, ‘13, Takes Second Place in the Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment & Labor Law

Amanda Walck, ‘13, Takes Second Place in the Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment & Labor Law

2013 Denver Law grad Amanda Walck placed second in the premier national competition for students writing in the area of employment and labor law. The Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent School of Law’s Institute for Law and the Workplace. Ms. Walck’s paper, “Overregulation or Fair Interpretation: Christopher v. SmithKline and […]


Denver Law Team Places in Top Sixteen in First Appearance Ever at the Wagner Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition

Denver Law Team Places in Top Sixteen in First Appearance Ever at the Wagner Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition

For the first time ever, the Sturm College of Law sent a team to the esteemed Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Competition, hosted each year by the New York Law School’s Moot Court Board. Nicole Porter, visiting professor from the University of Toledo College of Law, coached Denver Law’s team, composed of Jacob Allen, […]


Administrative Law Judge Lisa Klein helps Denver Law students understand the law in context

Administrative Law Judge Lisa Klein helps Denver Law students understand the law in context

Professor Nantiya Ruan is faculty director of Denver Law’s Workplace Law Program. On Tuesday, September 26, students in her Poverty Law & Low Wage Work in America course learned about unemployment insurance hearings and appeals from Administrative Law Judge Lisa Klein (pictured front row, fourth from the right). Judge Klein, who joined the Colorado Department […]


“One of our nation’s equal opportunity leaders” visits Denver Law

"One of our nation's equal opportunity leaders" visits Denver Law

EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum spent a whirlwind day at Denver Law on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. A professor at Georgetown Law and nominated to her current position by President Obama in 2009, Commissioner Feldblum visited the law school as the Workplace Law (WPL) Program’s 2012 Keynote Speaker. The day began with a breakfast reception to […]


Workplace Law “Semester In Practice” Externship Debuts With Great Results

A new addition to the list of externship opportunities Workplace Law (WPL) program students may participate in is the “Semester In Practice” program (SIP) an intensive fieldwork experience in the offices of a local employment law attorney. “It has been the most rewarding experience I’ve had in law school,” reports third-year student Alex Smith. “I […]


Workplace Law at Denver Law Embraces “Carnegie Integrated Courses”

Workplace Law faculty members at Denver Law are developing and writing about “Carnegie Integrated Courses,” which add concepts and exercises that foster lawyering skills and professional identity to standard doctrinal courses taught from the podium. Roberto Corrada, holder of the Sturm College of Law Chair in Modern Learning, is recognized for his labor law course, […]


“The Best Experience I Received In All of Law School”

Dan Mauk, who graduates from Denver Law in May, 2012, values his participation in the Civil Litigation Clinic during his last semester in law school. “I had the chance to participate in two federal employment discrimination cases,” he observes. “I was able to use all the theory and law I have learned in my employment […]


Seth Harris, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Labor, to visit on Sept. 27

Seth Harris, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Labor, to visit on Sept. 27

The Second Annual Workplace Law Program Keynote Speaker Series, featuring Seth Harris, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor “Law, Legislation and Policy: An Administration Perspective on Labor Market Outlook” Tuesday, September 27, 2011 University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Room 412 7:30am-9:00am Breakfast and Remarks There is no charge for this event, but an […]


Denver Law student finds work in the civil litigation clinic “empowering”

Jennifer Wadhwa (3L) gained experience and confidence participating in the Civil Litigation Clinic at Denver Law last semester. She was part of a team of eight law students representing employees of the JBS Swift meat packing plan in Greeley, Colorado, who are intervenors in an EEOC-initiated action claiming discrimination and retaliation against the employees by […]


For Workplace Law Professor Nantiya Ruan, practicing law folds naturally into her classroom teaching and legal research

Denver Law Professor Nantiya Ruan teaches courses in the Workplace Law Program. She also serves as Of-Counsel for Outten & Golden LLP, a plaintiff side employment law office in New York. For Outten & Golden, Professor Ruan investigates class allegations, writes trial and appellate briefs and other litigation documents, and mentors junior attorneys in their […]


Workplace Law Program faculty members address evolving legal standards

Program Director Rachel Arnow-Richman spoke in March at a Suffolk Law School conference which explored the topic “Contract as Promise at 30: The Future of Contract Theory.”  The conference assessed approaches to contract theory developing in the 30 years since the 1981 publication of Charles Fried’s Contract as Promise. Professor Arnow-Richman probed the “competing impulses” between […]


With faculty guidance, alumna turns third-year writing project into a published article

Lindsay Noyce, a 2010 Denver Law grad, published a paper on employees’ expectations of privacy in the digital age in the inaugural issue of LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW FORUM, a workplace law journal from American University’s Washington College of Law.  “[W]ith the expansion of social networking, growing use of technology in the workplace, and feeble […]


Workplace Law

This specialization area focuses on the growing field of employment and labor law. It offers a variety of learning opportunities such as a speakers’ series, a faculty reading group and a capstone course. Its advisory board will inform the curriculum and assist with programming and teaching. We will also explore synergies between this program and […]


Social Buttons by Linksku