LAW WEEK COLORADO
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law will continue leading legal marijuana education with an investment from Denver-based law firm Vicent Sederberg.
The law school announced today that Vicent Sederberg made a $45,000 commitment to enable one faculty member to serve as the Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy.
“As the marijuana industry expands in Colorado and around the nation and the world, there is a growing need for attorneys qualified to represent business owners,” Vicente Sederberg founding partner and DU Sturm College of Law alumnus Brian Vicente said in a press release. “With the launch of this professorship, Sturm College of Law will be taking the lead in providing law students the training they need to enter this new field. We are proud to be able to support their efforts in this area.”
The three-year professorship will allow one faculty member to dedicate time and resources toward the development of intelligent marijuana law and policy and engage students in that work. The professorship will be held initially by professor Sam Kamin, who currently teaches the law school’s marijuana law, policy and reform course. The professorship is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.
“This professorship will allow me to continue to share what I’ve learned over the last six years of studying law and policy in this area.” Kamin said in a press release. “It will support research and writing on these important topics and will help ensure that Colorado, Denver, and DU remain at the center of this important national debate.”