University of Denver

Sturm College of Law Receives $2.5 Million in Donations for Experiential Education

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Denver Law alumni James “Jim” Mulligan (JD '74) and Joan Burleson (JD '85) made a $2.25 million endowment to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Mulligan Burleson Chair in Modern Learning, which will ensure experimental learning is integrated throughout the school's curriculum. This gift is augmented by IAALS's Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers advisory committee member, Doug Scrivner (JD '77) and his wife, Mary.

Professor Roberto Corrada, a national leader in experiential learning and a Fellow of Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers, will be the new chair. The gift will allow Corrada to work with the Modern Learning Committee, comprised of leaders in the school's clinical, externship and legal writing programs, along with full-time and adjunct faculty. The support that comes with the new chair will help the University of Denver incorporate new ways of teaching across the curriculum.