University of Colorado School of Law

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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.

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Colorado Boulder Law School Admissions

Colorado Boulder Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 47% of its applicants. Comparatively, Colorado is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 2384 1103 (46.27%) 204 (8.6%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.28 3.60 3.77
LSAT 157 161 163

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $31,864 $38,650
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $20,302
  • Living off-campus: $19,024
  • Living at home: $11,346

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 11/15
  • 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 Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Colorado is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 45
  • Part Time: 26


  • # Female Faculty: 36
  • # Minority Faculty: 17


12.3 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. Colorado Boulder Law School 1L section size is 22% smaller than law schools in Colorado and 13% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Colorado Boulder Law School: 152
Colorado Average: 186
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 700
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 207

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 157
  • Law Journals: 261
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 0.0%
  • Second Year: 1.8%
  • Third Year: 0.5%
  • 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 Colorado Boulder Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 94% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 90.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 40.0%
  • Business: 12.0%
  • Government: 18.0%
  • Public Interest: 11.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Colorado: 82%
  • New York: 4%
  • District Of Columbia: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 90.5%
  • First Time Takers: 157
  • Average School: 82.4%
  • Average State: 78.4%
  • Pass Difference: 4.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Colorado: 78.4%
  • Passed: 117 of 142 (82.4%)
  • State Average: 78.4%
  • Difference: 4.0%