Friday, July 15, 2011

Jan Laitos, John A. Carver Jr. Professor of Law at Denver Law, to be Featured Speaker at Buenos Aires Mining Seminar in August

Jan Laitos, John A. Carver Jr. Professor of Law at Denver Law, will be the featured speaker next month at a prestigious seminar in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The event, "Current Trends in the Regulation on Cyanide and Open Pit Mining," is being sponsored by one of the leading Latin American law firms Marval O'Farrell & Mairal.

Professor Laitos will speak about the U.S. and international experience associated with regulations on the use of cyanide as well as regulations on open pit mining. Also speaking at the seminar will be Luis E. Lucero, Francisco A. Macias, and Leonardo G. Rodriguez, all members of the firm.

Mr. Rodriguez is a 2008 LLM graduate of Denver Law's renown Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Graduate Program. He was recognized as the top student in his 2008 graduating class, an honor given to the student with the highest grade point average.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Denver Law Sponsors the 24th National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Industry Growth Forum, Nov. 8-11, 2011

Denver Law has become affiliated as a sponsor for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 24th Industry Growth Forum, to be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver in downtown Denver on November 8-11, 2011.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Industry Growth Forum is the United State's premier event for emerging clean energy and energy efficiency technology start ups to gain exposure and feedback from venture capitalists, corporate investors, government agencies, and strategic partners.

Since 2003, presenting start ups have in total raised nearly $4 billion in growth financing.

NREL expects nearly 200 applicants to compete for a small number of slots where clean tech start ups will present their cutting-edge business plans.

Don Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program at Denver Law, said, "Denver Law's sponsorship of this important industry gathering reflects our commitment to a growing participation in the renewable energy sector. Over the past three years, our renewable energy course offerings have grown from one to three. Moreover our faculty is writing and speaking about renewables. Our goal is clear -- to be the premier location among U.S. law schools to study about these important issues. We are well along this path and we are enthusiastically moving ahead."

Monday, July 11, 2011

Public Utilities Regulation, Intensive One-Week Three-Credit Course, Kicks Off Today

A new one-week three-credit intensive course, Public Utilities Regulation, begins today at Denver Law. The course will present law practitioners with recent innovations in the economics and policy of utility regulation.

The course is being taught by two experts in the field, Dr. Catherine Keske, an Assistant Professor of Resource Eonomics at Colorado State University, and Matthew Futch, Utilities Program Manager at the Colorado Governor's Energy Office.

Students will learn the social science of utility regulation, and will gain insight into how utility regulation is conducted in the state of Colorado and in the United States. On the last day of class students will participate in student-led debates on utility regulation issues.

Don C. Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program at Denver Law, said, "Students in this course will benefit from the expertise of Dr. Keske and Mr. Futch, both highly recognized figures in the area of utilities regulation. Moreover, students will benefit from guest lectures from individuals in the industry and government sectors who are involved with utility regulation. Put simply, the course will bring together a perfect combination of expertise and timely consideration of the key issues being faced by utilities and those who regulate them."

Public Utilities Regulation is another in a series of one-week intensive courses that are being offered by Denver Law. The courses allow students an opportunity to learn from experts who would not otherwise be available in a regular semester course format.