U. of Denver Law School Scores a Marijuana Professorship

The University of Denver’s law school is blazing a new trail in the professoriate.

Thanks to a $45,000 donation from Vicente Sederberg LLC, a self-described “full-service marijuana law firm” based in Denver, the Sturm College of Law has established what the firm says is the first professorship of marijuana law in the world.

The three-year professorship will be held first by Sam Kamin, a professor and director of the school’s Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program, the firm said in a news release.

“Our state and our school are poised to take a leadership position in this important new area of law and policy,” said Martin J. Katz, dean of the law school, in the release. “The rest of the country is watching. We need to do this right.”

According to the release, the professorship will be devoted to “the development of intelligent marijuana law and policy,” and to engaging students in that work.

Colorado is one of three states where recreational marijuana use is legal.

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