Legal Community Initiatives

In addition to supporting initiatives within the law school, we are also actively engaged with several legal community initiatives that are aimed at enhancing inclusion and diversity within the legal profession.

  • Colorado Pledge to Diversity Legal Group: This group of Denver area legal employers is interested in bringing about real change to the legal community by addressing diversity issues. Director Harris was the initiator of and primary drafter of the original Colorado Pledge to Diversity, which was signed by twenty-three law firms in April 1993.
  • The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI): This 501©(3) non-profit formed in October 2007 through the joint effort of the deans of Colorado Law and Denver and the Front Range legal community. The CLI works to promote diversity in law school admissions and to encourage and educate legal employers in the hiring, retention and advancement of lawyers in the public and private sectors.
  • Deans’ Diversity Council (DDC): The DDC was created in 2006 to address the lack of diversity in the legal profession. The DDC is a joint effort between Colorado Law, Denver Law, and the Front Range legal community to promote diversity in law school admissions and in hiring, retention, and advancement of lawyers in corporations and law firms. 

Colorado's specialty bar associations advance inclusiveness and diversity in the legal profession: