Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bienvenidos a la Sturm Facultad de Derecho: Latino LLM Students Featured in Monday Event Speaking About Practicing Law in Chile and Peru

One element that makes the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law (ENRL) LLM Program so strong is the geographic diversity of our students. In recent years, up to 40 percent of the students in the program have come from outside the United States, according to Lucy Daberkow, Associate Administrative Director for the ENRL graduate program.

This level of diversity benefits all students at the College of Law, irrespective of what degree they are seeking (JD, LLM, Masters in Resource Law Studies, Certificate in ENRL). Having this level of diversity enriches many courses as well as life at the College of Law in general, Ms. Daberkow says.

On Monday, February 21, part of this diversity will be featured as three LLM students from Latin America -- Carla Araya Pizarro from Chile and Luis Antonio La Rosa and Rocio Urbina, both from Peru, speak in Spanish to the Spanish Students Law Association as part of Latin America Week at the College of Law.

The event will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room 170.

Ms. Daberkow, a native of Mexico herself and bi-lingual and bi-cultural, said, "The ENRL graduate program has always focused on recruiting international students. One geographical area that we have focused on is Latin America, since students there are often interested in the broad range of natural resources and environmental courses we offer.

"At the College of Law we believe the future for many natural resources and environmental professionals will include work in a person's home country as well as internationally. That is why we remain committed to recruiting students from all over the world. This commitment is part of the College of Law's Strategic Plan, which was approved by the faculty last year," Ms. Daberkow said.

The College of Law has LLM graduates working across the entire Latin American continent including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, as well as the North American countries of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

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