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Professor Patience Crowder | Community Economic Development Clinic


“Contracting for Complexity: Collective Impact Agreements in Community Economic Development,” 26(1) Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 63 (Symposium) (2017).


Featured Speaker/Invited Guest, Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good Through Collective Impact Agreements,Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2018).

Presenter, Second Annual “Thriving at DU” Junior Faculty of Color Dinner and Panel Discussion, University of Denver, Denver, CO (Feb. 12, 2018).

Moderator, Community and Economic Development, 2018 Mid-Winter Boot Camp of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development, Phoenix, AZ (Feb. 2, 2018).

Presenter, Transit, Displacement, Gentrification: The Big Picture, Mile High Connects Advisory Council Meeting, Denver, CO (Dec. 6, 2017).

Presenter, Work in ProgressImpact Transaction: Inclusionary Zoning as a Model for Equitable Small Business Development, Clinical Law Review Writers’ Workshop, New York University School of Law, New York, NY (Sept. 24, 2017).


Eboni Nelson, Contracting for the Public Good, Jotwell (review of Patience Crowder’s article) (Sept. 22, 2017),


Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good Through Collective Impact Agreements” was selected for inclusion in the 11th edition of the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR), a joint publication of the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law Reporter and Vanderbilt University Law School (2018).

Grant, three-year, $150,000 grant to the Community Economic Development Clinic, “a grant of restricted funds from the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF) designated exclusively for community redevelopment legal assistance.”

Tim Estep, Graduate Fellow | Environmental Law Clinic


Megan Jula, Parents Didn’t Want Fracking Near Their School. So the Oil Company Chose a Poorer School, Instead, Mother Jones (April 2018),

Tommy Wood, Bella Romero Lawsuit in Hands of Judge, The Greeley Tribune (January 2018),

Casey Faucon, Whiting Graduate Fellow | Community Economic Development Clinic


Assistant professor and director of the Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Clinic, University of Alabama School of Law (starting July 1, 2018).

Professor Alexi Freeman | Legal Externship Program


Plenary Panelist, “The Power of the State and Our Many Client Communities,” 2018 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Chicago, IL (April 30, 2018).

Moderator, “Calling our Water and Civil Rights Leaders to Solidarity and Collective Action,” University of Denver Water Law Review 11th Symposium, Denver, CO (March 30, 2018).

Plenary Panelist, “The Justice Mission of Externships: Preparing Our Students to Advocate for Justice,” Externships 9: Coming of Age, Athens, GA (March 11, 2018).

Moderator, “New Clinicians: Academic Component,” Externships 9: Coming of AgeAthens, GA (March 9, 2018).

Panelist, “Confronting the Bull in the China Shop: Power, Privilege and Identity in Externship Teaching and Programming,”Externships 9: Coming of Age, Athens, GA (March 9, 2018).

Nicole Godfrey, Graduate Fellow | Civil Rights Clinic


Chapman v. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Stopping the Venue Merry-Go-Round” (with Danielle C. Jefferis), __ Denver L. Rev. Online __ (forthcoming 2018).

Visiting Professor Danielle Jefferis | Civil Rights Clinic


Chapman v. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Stopping the Venue Merry-Go-Round” (with Nicole Godfrey), _­_ Denver L. Rev. Online __ (forthcoming 2018).

Professor Tamara Kuennen | Civil Litigation Clinic


“Intimate Partner Violence and Men’s Professional Sports” (with Chelsea Augelli), __ Sports & Entertainment L.J. __ (forthcoming 2018).


PresenterProcedural Justice Symposium, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO (March 12-13, 2018).

Presenter, Domestic Violence Permanent Protection Order Training, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Denver, CO (Feb. 16, 2018).

PresenterContinuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO (Jan. 26-27, 2018).

Professor Christopher Lasch | Criminal Defense Clinic


“Understanding ‘Sanctuary Cities’” (with R. Linus Chan, Ingrid Eagly, Dina Francesca Haynes, Annie Lai, Elizabeth M. McCormick and Juliet P. Stumpf), 59 B.C. L. Rev. __(forthcoming 2018).

“A Common-Law Privilege to Protect State and Local Courts During the Crimmigration Crisis,” 127 Yale L.J. F. 410 (2017).

“Crimmigration Resistance and the Case of Sanctuary City Defunding” (with Annie Lai), 57 Santa Clara L. Rev. 539, (2017).


Bob Egelko and Hamed Aleaziz, Justice Department Sues California Over Sanctuary Laws, San Francisco Chronicle (March 6, 2018),

Marnette Federis, Immigration Wasn’t Part of the San Francisco Trial for the Death of Kathryn Steinle — But Here’s Why It Became Part of the Story, Public Radio International (“The World”) (Dec. 7, 2017),

Liz Robbins, Police on Long Island are Working Illegally with ICE, Suit Says, New York Times (Nov. 20, 2017),


Andres Felipe Florez Rojas v. Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, et al., No. 2017-13213 (N.Y. App. Div., 2d Dep’t). Brief of Law Professors and National Immigrant Justice Center as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant (Jan. 8, 2018) (with Mark Fleming and Katherine Melloy Goettel) (arguing that arrest by state law enforcement officers based on detainer and administrative warrant issued by federal immigration officials, and/or detention pursuant to intergovernmental services agreement (IGSA), lacked authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act).

City of Chicago v. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, No. 17-2991 (7th Cir.). Brief of Amici Curiae of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Immigration Law Scholars in Support of Plaintiff-Appellee (Jan. 4, 2018) (with Seth Davis and Annie Lai) (arguing that the attorney general’s unilateral imposition of new grant conditions violates the Spending Clause and separation of powers, and improperly conflates immigration and crime control to attach immigration-related conditions not germane to law enforcement grants).

City of El Cenizo, Texas, et al. v. State of Texas, et al., No. 17-50762 (5th Cir.). Consented to Brief of Professors, Immigration-Focused Civil Rights Organizations and Other Impacted Organizations as Amici Curiae in Support of Affirmance (Oct. 20, 2017) (with Mark Fleming) (arguing that provision of Texas’s Senate Bill 4 requiring Texas officials to make civil immigration arrests by fulfilling all detainer requests made by federal immigration officials is preempted and violates the Fourth Amendment).

Professor Kevin Lynch | Environmental Law Clinic


Presenter, Forced Pooling as Private Eminent Domain, Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Law Scholarship, Columbia Law School, New York, NY (May 31–June 1, 2018).

Rachel Moran, Graduate Fellow | Criminal Defense Clinic


In Police We Trust,” 62 Villanova Law Review 953 (2017).


Panelist, Police Brutality: Its Chilling Effects and Innovative Solutions, Seattle Journal for Social Justice Symposium, Seattle, WA (April 6, 2018).


Assistant professor, University of St. Thomas (MN) School of Law (beginning July 1, 2018).

Professor Laura Rovner | SLO Director & Civil Rights Clinic


On Litigating Constitutional Challenges to the Federal Supermax: Improving Conditions and Shining a Light,” 95 Denver U. L. Rev. 457 (2018).

Professor Colleen Scarola | Legal Externship Program


Panelist, “Email, Social Media, and Professionalism for Externs,” Externships 9: Coming of Age, Athens, GA (March 10, 2018).

Presenter, Alzheimer’s Association’s Reason to Hope Luncheon, Colorado Springs, CO (April 3, 2018).

Professor Robin Walker Sterling | Criminal Defense Clinic 


Children in the Movement: From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, Black History Month Series, U.S. Embassy, Accra, Ghana (Feb. 12, 2018).


Convicted Juveniles Must be Close to Parents, News Ghana (Dec. 1, 2017),

Ghana Should Criminalize Child Pornography, GhanaWeb (Nov. 14, 2017),

Professor Lindsey Webb | Criminal Defense Clinic


“Legal Consciousness as Race Consciousness: Expansion of the Fourth Amendment Seizure Analysis Through Objective Knowledge of Police Impunity,” 48 Seton Hall L. Rev. 403 (2018).

Positive Disruption: Addressing Race in a Time of Social Change Through a Team-Taught, Reflection-Based, Outward-Looking Law School Seminar” (with Alexi Freeman), _ University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change _ (forthcoming).

Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court,” New York University Review of Law & Social Change _ (forthcoming).