Snapshot: Spring 2015 Symposium Panelists

Panel 1

Professor Lucy Marsh teaches classes on property, trusts & estates, and civil procedure at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is founder and director of the Wills Lab, a popular, innovative class in which students write real wills, medical powers of attorney, living wills, and burial instructions for elderly and low income people in the Denver area. Professor Marsh was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award, Law Stars, in 2010. She has been given the Denver Bar Association’s Pro Bono Service Award, and has served on the Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association, the Board of Metropolitan Denver Legal Aid, and was appointed by the Governor to the Colorado Real Estate Commission. She is a member of POETS, a select group of lawyers specializing in real estate matters.

Serna of the New Mexico Supreme Court will read J. Hobbs’s poem “An Oath as Good as Fry Bread” and speak about his efforts to bring together the state court judicial community with tribal court judges in order to bring about just outcomes despite jurisdictional complications.

Troy A. Eid is a principal shareholder in the Denver office of the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Mr. Eid previously served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado. He specializes in complex federal, state and tribal litigation at the administrative, trial and appellate court level. Mr. Eid’s recent awards include “Lawyer of the Year” by Law Week Colorado (2011) and “Member of the Year” by the Navajo Nation Bar Association (2012). Mr. Eid serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Eid clerked for the Honorable Edith H. Jones, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Professor Sarah Krakoff currently serves as a professor at the University of Colorado School of Law. Professor Krakoff teaches and is widely published in the areas of American Indian law and natural resources law. She served as Director of the American Indian Law Clinic and prior to joining the faculty at CU she worked as a Director of the Youth Law Project for DNA – People’s Legal Services with the Navajo Nation. Professor Krakoff earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her JD from U.C. Berkeley. She also clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Warren J. Ferguson.

Panel 2

Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a Professor of History. Professor Limerick graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1972. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 1980. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado, Professor Limerick was an Assistant Professor of History at Harvard. Limerick received the MacArthur Fellowship (1995 to 2000) and the Hazel Barnes Prize, the University of Colorado’s highest award for teaching and research (2001). Professor Limerick is well published, including a 2012 discussion of the history of water in Denver in A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water. Limerick has served as President of the Organization of American Historians, American Studies Association, the Western History Association, and the Society of American Historians, and as the Vice President of the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association.

Professor Romero is an Associate Professor of Law and is Affiliated Faculty with the Department of History at the University of Denver. He teaches and researches in the areas of the legal history of the American West, Latinos and the law, school desegregation in multiracial contexts, property, land use, water law, and urban development and local government in the United States and Latin America. He currently serves as the Assistant Provost of IE Research and Curriculum Initiatives at the University. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2010, Dr. Romero was a Professor of Law and History at Hamline University School of Law. From 2000-2003, he also served as the Western Legal Studies Fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center of the American West, Law School and Department of History.

Professor Susan Schulten is professor and chair of the history department at the University of Denver, where she has taught since 1996. She is the author of “Mapping the Nation: history and cartography in nineteenth-century America (2012) and The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950, both with the University of Chicago Press. Professor Schulten earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for her research on maps. In 2013 the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association awarded Mapping the Nation the Hundley Prize for the most distinguished work of history written by a scholar in the American or Canadian west. Since 2010 she has contributed to the “Disunion” series in the New York Times, which commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.