Corporate and Commercial Law

Julian Ellis, 2L, on his summer associate position: “I developed a true taste of what it means to practice law in the corporate arena.”

Julian Ellis, 2L, on his summer associate position: “I developed a true taste of what it means to practice law in the corporate arena.”

Denver Law is committed to experiential learning that develops practice-ready JDs. For 2L Julian Ellis, a summer associate position at a local law firm met that objective. “The practical experience I received this summer is invaluable,” he says. “In the first year of law school, you learn a lot of legal theory, but you are […]


Putting the Community into Community Lawyering

Putting the Community into Community Lawyering

Student lawyers in Denver Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) represent small business owners, non-profit corporations and community-based associations and enterprises. To do it well, says CEDC Director Patience Crowder, they must understand and appreciate the community in which their clients operate. So the week before Fall 2012 classes began, Professor Crowder and Whiting Clinical […]


Ali Kaiser, JD ’12, is first to earn a Certificate in Corporate & Commercial Law at Denver Law

Ali Kaiser, JD’12, is the first Denver Law graduate to earn a certificate in Corporate & Commercial Law (CCL). She must be prescient, because certificate requirements, which total 29 course credits in business law courses (out of a total 90 credits required to earn a JD), were not established and published until Ali was entering […]


Becoming Practice-ready in Denver Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic

Becoming Practice-ready in Denver Law's Community Economic Development Clinic

Among the six clinics in Denver Law’s Student Law Office, the Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) provides something unique: the chance to practice transactional lawyering. Last year was the first for the CEDC. “The student and community response to the CEDC was fantastic,” reports Patience Crowder, the clinic’s director. “We completed a tremendously successful inaugural […]


Professor Celia Taylor Speaks in Oslo on Reform of the EU Takeover Directive

Celia Taylor, professor of law and a member of the Corporate & Commercial Law program faculty, participated in a conference organized by the University of Oslo (Norway) Faculty of Law on June 4, 2012, around the topic “Reform of the Takeover Directive?” The EU Takeover Directive, adopted in 2004, regulates mergers and acquisitions in EU […]


Jay Brown appointed Secretary of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee

At the first meeting of the newly-formed Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee, held June 11, 2012 in Washington D.C., Jay Brown was appointed committee secretary. Professor Brown, program director of Denver Law’s Corporate & Commercial Law program, and twenty others were named to the committee on April 9 of this year. Established […]


The Corporate & Commercial Law Program is up and running in a big way

Program Director Jay Brown envisions a challenging and rewarding program for students wishing to earn a certificate. “We structured this program based on what we heard from legal practitioners and business people in the Denver community,” says Professor Brown. “We learned from potential employers exactly what knowledge and what skills they want to see in […]


Law students learn the law, but how do they learn to be lawyers?

Courses offered in the new Corporate and Commercial Law Program are designed to produce lawyers ready to hit the ground running upon graduation from Denver Law. A perfect example is “Representing Clients before the SEC,” in which students perform skills-based exercises reacting and responding to a wide range of investigative and enforcement procedures conducted by […]


New Community Economic Development Clinic debuts this fall

New Community Economic Development Clinic debuts this fall

Beginning fall semester 2011, Denver Law’s new Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic will take its place alongside existing clinics at Sturm College of Law.  Among these providers of experiential learning, the CED Clinic provides a new twist: transactional lawyering. Under the tutelage of Professor Patience Crowder and Whiting Clinical Fellow Eric Franklin, student lawyers in […]


Corporate and Commercial Law

This new center covers a wide range of subjects, including corporate governance, securities, banking and bankruptcy. The program will also offer courses tailored to the field, such as upper-level writing with a commercial focus and Accounting for Lawyers. This program will benefit from partnerships with the Daniels College of Business, including joint degree and certificate […]


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