By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO
Law students at DU Sturm College of Law are able to make pot part of their course load this term.
The course, “representing the marijuana client,” began last week and is taught by professor Sam Kamin, a national expert on marijuana regulation who has local experience on the issue as a member of the state’s marijuana task force in 2012. Perhaps not surprisingly, the class has gained a lot of attention from the students. Current enrollment for the class has 32 upper-level law students, though he said he probably could have allowed twice as many to enroll.
Kamin’s class has also gained outside attention from students at other universities and practitioners within the field who are looking to steer their law careers into the high-demand area.
In fact, the interest in the area of law is what led to the class’ creation in the first place. Kamin said he thought the class would be an opportunity to create more lawyers in this area, and he received feedback from students that the interest was there.