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DU Sturm College of Law announces 2010 “Law Stars”

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Annual gala recognizes distinguished alumni and faculty

DENVER— The University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law has named its Law Stars recipients for 2010, who will be honored at a gala event on Sept. 16 at Denver’s Hyatt Convention Center.

Since 1993, DU Law Stars has recognized distinguished alumni and faculty for their achievements. The event includes a light-hearted, personal commemorative video of each honoree, recounting accomplishments both professional and personal.

Receiving awards this year are:

John T. Baker, JD’73, Alumni Professionalism Award:

In addition to a host of accomplishments in the courtroom, Baker has been a dedicated member of the Denver community. He has been president of the Denver Bar Association and led numerous Colorado professional associations, led the Colorado Supreme Court Judicial Advisory Council and was president of the board of directors for Denver Kids, dedicated to at-risk students. Professionally, he continues his career in complex product liability cases involving pharmaceuticals and vehicles, and has served as an adjunct professor of law at DU.

Lucy Marsh, Excellence in Teaching Award:

Marsh, who teaches trusts and estates and civil procedure, has been teaching at the Sturm College of Law (SCOL) since 1973. In addition to directing the Wills Lab, a practicum where law students work with practicing attorneys to provide services to low-income clients, Marsh has led professional organizations, including service on the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association.

Fay Matsukage, JD’79, Outstanding Alumni Award:

Upon passing the bar exam in 1980, Matsukage became one of the first Asian-American women attorneys admitted to practice in Colorado. She soon found a niche in corporate and securities law and is currently a partner at the Denver firm Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings. She is a founding member of the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Colorado and has served many professional organizations in leadership roles. In 1999 she accepted the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Trailblazer Award.


The University of Denver is committed to improving the human condition and engaging students and faculty in tackling the major issues of our day. The oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain West with more than 12,300 students in undergraduate and graduate study, DU is a nationally recognized research university and ranks among the top 100 Universities in the U.S.

Contact: Chase Squires

Phone: (303) 871-2660

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