Friday, August 17, 2012

Sturm College of Law Welcomes 2012-2013 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Graduate Students: 14 Countries Represented

Lucy Daberkow, left, and Don Smith, right, welcome
new students to Denver Law's Environmental and
Natural Resources Graduate Program
Denver Law has welcomed its incoming 2012-2013 class in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Graduate Program (ENRL).  New students were introduced to Denver Law in an orientation program that featured Don Smith, program director, Lucy Daberkow, assistant administrative director, Ann Vessels, director of the externship program, and Kate Stoker, director of the writing clinic. 
"We always strive to have a diverse group of students, both in terms of the U.S. and internationally, and I am delighted that this year's group includes students from 14 countries," Mr. Smith said.  The countries are: Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Iraq, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and the U.S.

The Denver Law ENRL LLM and Masters degree program is among the most diverse programs of its kind in the world, a point of particular interest for most students who apply to the Denver Law program.

Ms. Daberkow said, "Environmental, natural resources, and energy law in the 21st century raise issues and challenges within individual countries as well as across the world. Our wide curriculum of U.S.-focused and internationally-focused courses allows students to learn about a wide array of practices and helps prepare them for their future careers."

As a final part of the orientation program, Annie Oman, a current student and the program's student assistant, took the new students on a tour of some of Denver's best shopping areas. Helping our new students adjust to life in the US and at Denver Law is an important part of our jobs. Classes don't begin until next week!