Becky Bye, a JD graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, has been selected by the American Inns of Court to be a 2012 Pegasus Scholar.
The prestigious award, which was received by only one other American lawyer, will allow Ms. Bye to practice law this spring in a U.K. barrister's office. Pegasus Scholars spend the majority of their time in barristers' chambers and observe trials or arguments in action.
Activities include opportunities to observe proceedings of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the Privy Council, the Old Bailey, the Royal Courts of Justice and Magistrates' Courts, followed by a discussion of the proceedings with the Justice, Judge or Magistrate as the case may be.
While a student at Denver Law, Ms. Bye focused on environmental and natural resources law. Currently she is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Golden, Colorado. Before joining the Department of Energy, Ms. Bye served as an assistant attorney general in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General. She practiced law with Holland & Hart in Denver before moving to the public sector.
Ms. Bye was articles editor for the University of Denver Water Law Review.