The Ved Nanda Center focuses equally on public and private international law, particularly emphasizing the intersection of the two in the real world of legal practice. The Center promotes quality writing and research in the field of international law and highlights the importance of international law in both public and private international affairs. Another primary purpose of the Center is to serve as a vehicle for communication and interaction with the University's greater international community, especially for Denver Law students and alumni. The Center hosts several annual events, including the Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecture in International Law, which features eminent jurists and scholars addressing various aspects of international law and policy; the Leonard v.B Sutton Colloquium, an ILSP tradition that has been held annually since 1967; the Cox Price International Human Rights Award & Lecture; and the Henry & Mary Bryan Lecture in Private International Law.
What We Do
The mission of the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law is to engage in academic endeavors that:
- Inspire excellence in international law teaching, scholarship, and practice among faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
- Encourage stimulation, promotion, and dissemination of quality writing and research materials in the field of international legal and comparative law studies
- Promote the importance of international law in public and private international affairs
- Provide a vehicle for communication and interaction among the greater Sturm College of Law community, especially students and alumni