The University of Colorado held its 31st Annual Law Alumni Awards Banquet last week at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The banquet was opened with remarks by CBA-CLE board member and Law Alumni Board Chair Kristin Rozansky. In addition to speeches by Dean Phil Weiser, the evening included recognition of this year’s honorees: Bill Johnson (William Lee Knous Award), Joe Blake (Distinguished Achievement in the Public Sector Award), Jane B. Korn (Distinguished Achievement in Education Award), and Joseph Neguse (Distinguished Recent Alumnus Award). For more about the nominees, click here.
The evening ended with a moving tribute to the late dean of the law school, David Getches. Dean Weiser began by noting that in the Jewish tradition of mourning for one year, he was dedicating the first year of his deanship to honoring Getches’s memory. Getches was remembered in a video that included testimonials from his widow, Ann Getches, members of the law school faculty, including Prof. Charles Wilkinson and Dean Weiser, and colleagues from his work with the Native American Rights Fund. On behalf of the Getches family, Getches’s son-in-law, Rudy Verner, thanked the CU Law community for its support, well wishes, and memories of Dean Getches.