Acceptance Rate
Median Undergrad GPA
Accepted Applicants Who Attend

Test Scores

25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
156 - 164


Application Deadlines
April 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions

Application Fee

LSDAS Service Used

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall

Transfer Applicants Accepted

Deferred Admission

Other Admission Factors


LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience
Other Factors

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty

Underrepresented Minorities

Students Say

There’s no denying that “the quality of education [at Colorado Law] is outstanding.” The school is “very student-oriented” and the “range of resources available is stunning.” Academically, students are privy to “good programs in areas traditionally ignored by other law schools.” For example, there’s a “very strong American Indian Law program including an emphasis on tribal law in first year civil procedure, the opportunity to volunteer in American Indian Law programs in 1L year, and a strong American Indian Law clinic available to 2Ls.” Additionally, Colorado offers a notable program in “environmental law” as well. The curriculum places an “emphasis on practical skills,” and students easily gain experience through “transactional competition, moot court, and mock trial.” And, as if that wasn’t enough, they have access to “amazing” librarians.

All of this praise extends to the “phenomenal” faculty who provide an “excellent mix of practical and academic strengths and experiences, from the clinical program to the theoretical.” CU Law professors are also “incredibly accessible and nurturing.” As one thrilled student explains, “My professors are the best...all of them are intelligent, funny, and care deeply about their students. I have never willingly skipped classes, even when I have a headache or a slight cold, because I legitimately look forward to seeing [them] every day.” Professors here frequently go out of their way to offer help and are “very willing to connect students with educational and career opportunities that would not otherwise be available.”

And speaking of employment, Colorado’s “Career Development Office works hard…[preparing] students for success through advis[ing] and mock interviews.” Students also benefit from the fact that the “Colorado legal community is very small.” Therefore, “you regularly run into State Supreme Court justices or candidates for statewide office on the main staircase!” Plus, there’s plenty of “connectivity with employers and lawyers in the Denver Metro area.” As this student happily shares, “There are all kinds of opportunities for the taking and a very eager alumni network that delights in helping students.”

Finally, Colorado students love to cheer and champion the “well organized” and “helpful” administration. They are “always available to hear any and all concerns and address issues or needs.” And they truly understand how to cultivate a “supportive and...creative, professional learning environment.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
Median Starting Salary
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Arnold & Porter; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Cooley LLP; Davis Graham & Stubbs; Dorsey & Whitney; Faegre Baker Daniels; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Hogan Lovells; Holland & Hart; Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie; Polsinelli PC; numerous local and regional firms; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; Colorado Supreme Court; Colorado Court of Appeals; Colorado State District Courts; various District Attorney offices; various Public Defender offices; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of the Interior; Department of Justice; Federal Communications Commission; and additional government offices.

Graduates Employed by Area


Graduates Employed by Region

Prominent Alumni

Wiley B. Rutledge
Former Associate Justice, US Supreme Court

Bill Ritter, Jr.
former Governor of Colorado

Roy Romer
former Governor of Colorado

Glenn R. Jones
Chairman & CEO, Jones International, Ltc.

Hank Brown
former US Senator from Colorado


Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1
Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded

% Students Receiving Some Aid

Expenses per Academic Year

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Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
Parent Institution Enrollement

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
Average Age at Entry

% Out-of-State
% International


% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
54% female
46% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Life at CU Law is pretty grand. This can likely be attributed to the “wonderfully cooperative ethos” that permeates the campus. You won’t encounter the stereotypical “dog-eat-dog mentality” here. Instead, Colorado is “the kind of place where students proactively share class notes when they see someone isn’t in class and organically form study groups.” The atmosphere is “very collegial” and students enjoy a “strong sense of community.” Of course, it also helps that there’s plenty of which to take advantage socially. For starters, there is “‘bar review’ every Thursday night, and a good portion of each class shows up to socialize.” Additionally, the law school “has speakers and events on campus almost every week, so there’s awesome opportunity to network and learn outside the academic setting.” And “whenever there are large celebrations (like the last day of class) the entire class [comes together for] one [big] party.” Finally, students also deem hometown Boulder “paradise.” Many love the fact that numerous “outdoor activities” are so readily available. This helps students strike a healthy “school-life balance.” As this amazed 3L illustrates, “[I’ve] managed to go snowboarding 80+ days in my three years of law school.” Sounds pretty great to us!

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access

Admissions Office Contact

Kristine Jackson
Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

403 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0403