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K.K. DuVivier

Primary Area of Expertise

  • Energy law
  • Renewable energy law
  • Mining law

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K.K. DuVivier is Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  Prof. DuVivier has taught full-time at the law school level since 1990, including ten years at the University of Colorado School of Law before joining the D.U. faculty in 2000. Her current research and teaching focuses are in Mining Law and Energy Law, with a special emphasis on renewable energy sources.

Before entering academia, Prof. DuVivier practiced for eight years, first in natural resources law at the law firms of Sherman & Howard and Arnold & Porter, then as an Assistant City Attorney in the land use and revenue section for the City and County of Denver.  She also served briefly as the Reporter of Decisions for the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Between her undergraduate studies in geology and English at Williams College and her law degree from D.U., Prof. DuVivier interned in the mineral departments of the Smithsonian Institution and the Hudson River Museum and worked for three and a half years as a field geologist in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.

Prof. DuVivier is on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Natural Resources Law, and she has presented at several national conferences and has published numerous journal articles including for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and for the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. In 2006, she was inducted as a member of the American Law Institute.

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