DU Shield

Kristi Disney Bruckner

Adjunct Faculty

Professional Biography

Kristi Disney Bruckner is an attorney licensed in Colorado, specializing in environmental law and policy, and international resources transactions law and policy. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she teaches Global Climate Change Law and Policy, and Sustainable Development and International Trade. Ms. Bruckner currently serves as the Executive Director at Sustainable Development Strategies Group (SDSG), where she develops and implements programs focused on human rights, extractive industries, and sustainable development. These programs include seminars that build the capacity of developing country governments to negotiate and manage natural resource development agreements; workshops to educate government, community and industry stakeholders about roles, rights and responsibilities in mine development initiatives; preparation of validation reports for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and assessment reports for the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development; and university-based seminars and internship programs that build the skills of professional leaders around the globe to more sustainably manage natural resources. Prior to her work with SDSG, Ms. Bruckner utilized her background in social work, journalism, and economics to work collaboratively with governments and NGOs on international trade and development issues. She also worked for a leading environmental and personal injury law firm based in New York City.




  • JD/LLM, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • BS, University of Tennessee