Symposium 2017




 

THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER WATER LAW REVIEW
TENTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
Friday, April 7, 2017
At the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
9 CLE credits (including 8 General credits & 1 Ethics credit)
Register for the Symposium Here

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

“To be a Coloradan, What Water Means?”

Ken Salazar

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Senator

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Some panels are not yet finalized.  Additional presenters will be added to this agenda as they confirm their ability to speak.

AGENDA

REGISTRATION
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

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OPENING REMARKS
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

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THE CLEAN WATER ACT AND THE SCOPE OF FEDERAL POWER
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Melinda Kassen – Principal at Water Jamin Legal & Policy Consulting
Paul Stanton Kibel – Golden Gate University School of Law
David Ivester – Partner at Briscoe Ivester & Bazel, LLP
Peter Nichols – Partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti, LLP

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NETWORKING BREAK
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

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EVOLVING WATER LAW AND MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: DELAWARE, KANSAS, MONTANA, AND INTERSTATE LITIGATION
9:50 AM – 11:00 AM

John C. Peck – University of Kansas School of Law & Special Counsel at Foulston Siefkin
James R. May – Widener School of Law, University of Delaware
Irma S. Russell – University of Missouri – Kansas City
Burke W. Griggs – Washburn University School of Law

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SCIENCE AND THE COURTROOM: HOW MODELING IS CHANGING THE GAME
11:00 AM – 12:10 PM

Dick Wolfe – State Engineer & Director of the Colorado Division of Water Resources
Chris Sanchez – Hydrogeologist at Bishop-Brogden & Associates, Inc.
Burke W. Griggs – Washburn University School of Law
Moderator: Meg Frantz – Engineer at Brown & Caldwell

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WRIGHT WATER ENGINEERS: 50 YEARS OF SERVICE
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM

Honoring Ken and Ruth Wright’s many contributions to the field

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LUNCH & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Ken Salazar – Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Senator

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SEPARATION OF POWERS: A COMPARISON OF ADMINISTRATIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL WATER REGIMES
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Gregory Hobbs, Jr. – University of Denver Distinguished Jurist in Residence
David Barfield – Kansas Chief Engineer
Rich Gordon – Former Member, California State Assembly

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NETWORKING BREAK
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

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ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR LAWYERS & ENGINEERING EXPERTS IN WATER COURT LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Stephen H. Leonhardt – Partner at Burns, Figa & Will
Kevin Rein, P.E. – Deputy State Engineer of the Colorado Division of Water Resources
Ema Schultz, Esq.  Assistant Attorney General of Colorado Water Rights Unit
Janet Williams, P.E. – Chairman, Leonard Rice Engineers

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HORS D’OEUVRES AND COCKTAILS IN THE FORUM
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Dates, Location, and Time

The symposium will take place at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Registration begins at 7:15 AM and our opening remarks will begin at 8:15 AM.  The symposium is scheduled to go till 5:00 PM followed by a reception.

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2255 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208

Parking

Your registration comes with a parking pass for our covered garage, “Lot L.”  Please indicate that you require a parking pass when you register.  You will receive your parking pass by email 2 days before the event with parking instructions.

Accommodations

We have arranged a group discount at the Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek at $119 per night.  The hotel is located 2.3 miles from the law school.  When you call to make your reservation, please mention our event for the group discount.  If you would prefer to schedule online, please email us for the link to our group rate.

What your registration comes with

Your registration includes:

  • Complete access to all panels, keynote, and networking opportunities
  • Parking Pass
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Snacks and Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Thank You Reception with heavy hors devours, beer, and wine
  • 8 CLE credits (including 1 ethics CLE credit)

CLE Credit

This event has been approved for 9 CLE credits for attorneys.  This includes 8 general credits and 1 ethics credit.

Scholarships

If you are interested in attending the event and would like to see if there is a scholarship available, please email us. 

Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring our event? Please contact our Symposium Editor, Sarah Rice at srice18@law.du.edu.  We offer many different levels of sponsorship to fit your needs.

Please register for the Symposium Here