Overview

Applicants
3,074
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.54
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
190

Test Scores

LSAT
155 - 163

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$65

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience
Other Factors

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
97

43
Female
17.5
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
86%
Median Starting Salary
$57,740
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
91%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
99%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
70

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

19%
Government

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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1
Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$39,544

% Students Receiving Some Aid
91%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$29,718
Out-Of-State Tuition
$36,504
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$14,418
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$14,022
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$6,524
Fees
$2,118

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
548
Parent Institution Enrollement
33,246

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
4
Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
22%
% International
1%

Demographics

22.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
50% female
50% 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
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kristine Jackson
Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

Address
403 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0403

Phone
303-492-7203

Email
law.admissions@colorado.edu