Alice Madden

Executive Director of Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment

University of Colorado Law School
Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 322K
Phone: (303) 492-1288

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Following a career dedicated to implementing forward-leaning policies in myriad areas, including equal rights, quality education, the environment and sustainability, Alice joined the Center in 2016. A proud Colorado Law alum, Alice practiced law for a decade before running for the Colorado House of Representatives in 2000. She is considered the architect of the 2004 progressive resurgence and as Majority Leader, Alice led the passage of an historic agenda -- particularly around clean energy. She went on to become Gov. Bill Ritter's Climate Change Advisor and was a Climate Fellow at the Center for American Progress in DC. She then held the Timothy E. Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development at the University of Colorado's School of Public Affairs. In 2013, she accepted a high-level appointment in the Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Alice has always believed in giving back to her community and has served on multiple boards and professional associations. In everything she has done, she has incorporated efforts to ensure equitable and inclusive support of women and other under-represented populations.


Spring 2018 Seminar: Advanced Natural Resources Law LAWS 8112-001