The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation honored University of Colorado School of Law Dean David Getches with the Clyde O. Martz Award for Excellence in Teaching. Based in Westminster, Colo., the foundation is an educational organization that involves numerous law schools, state bar associations, and oil, gas and mining associations.
Getches received the award in acknowledgement of his dedication to teaching natural resources law throughout his career. He donated the $2,500 prize that comes with the award to the Clyde Martz Endowment, which was recently created to support the law school's Natural Resources Law Center.
Clyde Martz, the award's namesake, was a founder of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and began his teaching career at CU-Boulder. He served in positions at both the U.S. Department of Labor and Justice and the U.S. Department of the Interior.