Projects & Centers
Through active advocacy and fortitude, the Denver Law community works tirelessly to make an impact on the world through a plethora of projects and centers. See all the areas where we are making a difference.
Animal Activist Legal Defense Project
The AALDP seeks to fundamentally reorient what it means to be an animal lawyer, to reframe what lawyers can do to better support activists, and to serve as the world’s leading site for activist defense, advocacy, and coalition building.
Homeless Advocacy Policy Project
The Homeless Advocacy Policy Project (HAPP) at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a student-driven project focused on researching the laws criminalizing homelessness and advocating for the rights of homeless individuals.
Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place & Law
The Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place, and Law (RPL) is a group of Colorado legal academics and administrators working together to identify and address racial inequities in the U.S. and around the globe. We offer a critical lens on the complex dynamics of power, locality, and law, and their impact on subordinated communities.
Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute was established to conduct education and research programs on legal and public policy issues related to land use and development. For more than 30 years, RMLUI has been leading a discussion in the West about the challenges presented by growth and innovative ideas for addressing them.
Tribal Wills Project
Through the Tribal Wills Project, Denver Law students to go to American Indian reservations at the invitation of the tribes to spend a week drafting much-needed wills, medical powers of attorney, living wills, and burial instructions for tribal members.
The Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law
The Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law focuses equally on public and private international law, particularly emphasizing the intersection of the two in the real world of legal practice.
Veterans Advocacy Project
The Veterans Advocacy Project, a collaboration between the Rocky Mountain Veterans Advocacy Project and the Sturm College of Law, offers a seminar and externship course in which students, together with professors and other attorneys, assist veterans with their VA Disability Benefit Compensation claims and Discharge Upgrades.