University of Colorado School of Law

The University of Colorado School of Law is one of the professional graduate schools within the University of Colorado System. It is a public law school, with approximately 500 students attending and working toward a Juris Doctor. Located in Boulder, Colorado, it is sited on the southwest side of the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. The law school houses the William A. Wise Law Library, which is a regional archive for federal government materials and is open to the public. The University of Colorado School of Law consistently ranks as a top law school in U.S. News & World Report rankings (currently ranked 36th). It is renowned for its influence in the 12-state Rocky Mountain region and for the strength of its environmental law program.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.colorado.edu/law
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmin@colorado.edu
Location (Location) Boulder, CO
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1892
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 43
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 164
Median GPA : 3.65
Acceptance Rate : 35%


Colorado Boulder Law School Admissions

Colorado Boulder Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 35% of its applicants. Comparatively, Colorado is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 2802 953 (34.01%) 152 (5.4%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.35 3.65 3.79
LSAT 159 164 166

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $31,495 $38,281
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $18,372
Living off-campus: $18,692
Living at home: $10,960

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 03/15
Application Fee : $65

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Colorado Boulder Law School Community

Colorado Boulder Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Below Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Colorado is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 46
  • Part Time : 23

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 21
  • # Minority Faculty : 13

RATIO

9.7 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Colorado Boulder Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Colorado Boulder 1L section size is 27% smaller than law schools in Colorado and 21% smaller than all Public law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Colorado Boulder Law School: 52
Colorado Average: 66
Public School Average: 63
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 471
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 154
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 169
  • Law Journals : 141
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 164

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 0.0%
  • Second Year : 7.9%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Colorado Boulder Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Colorado Boulder class of 2013 had an employment rate of 90% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2013, 88.4%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 34.0%
  • Business: 9.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 12.0%
  • Academia: 4.0%
  • Colorado: 86%
  • Minnesota: 2%
  • Arizona: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 88.4%
  • First Time Takers: 173
  • Average School: 93.5%
  • Average State: 86.0%
  • Pass Difference: 7.4%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Colorado : 86.0%
  • Passed : 143 of 153 (93.5%)
  • State Average : 86.0%
  • Difference : 7.4%
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