U.S. Tenth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals Judge Carlos F. Lucero (third from left in the picture from a recent meeting with representatives from Mexico's Federal Judicial Council) will speak from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 in room 259 to Sturm College of Law students. Judge Lucero was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1995 by President Bill Clinton.
Judge Lucero will speak in particular about his experience working with Latin American federal judges on matters related to environmental and natural resources cases. As member of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Division, Judge Lucero has been actively involved with Latin American colleagues. The Latin America and Caribbean Division has conducted a variety of programs, including advancing legal education and legal profession reforms, promoting mediation, and alternative dispute resolution to improve access to justice. It has also provided neutral advice and support to restructure laws in a number of substantive areas, including arbitration and commercial mediation.
Don C. Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, said, "It will be a great honor for the college of law to host Judge Lucero, one of the most highly respected judges in the United States. His observations about environmental and natural resources law will be of enormous interest to DU students since he has considerable experience working with and understanding the relevant laws not only in the U.S. but in Latin America as well."
All students are invited to hear Judge Lucero. Food will be served.