By staying involved with Colorado Law, alumni enrich the experience of students and help to build a stronger Colorado legal community.
Startup Colorado engages students and alums with an entrepreneurial spirit. White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra spoke at the launch of Startup Colorado.
The American Indian Law Program benefits greatly from a relationship with alumni staff attorneys at the Native American Rights Fund. "The staff and attorneys of NARF have been generous with their time and expertise, and I'm certain that the time I've spent learning from them will make me a better attorney." - Matt Samelson ('11)
This month Colorado Law honors another one of our highly successful alums in the Denver area, Brian Duffy. Duffy, an Iowa native, did his undergraduate studies at the University of South Dakota, graduating with a BS in political science in 1988.
"Although it may take some time, make sure you end up thoroughly enjoying whatever job you take. There’s nothing better than looking forward to going to work as much as you look forward to taking time off."
"Integrity and character are very important. There are a lot of brilliant law students and lawyers out there, but the things that separate a great lawyer from everyone else are integrity, character, and professionalism."
"Keep an open mind and an open heart, align your efforts with whatever is 'true north' for you, work incredibly hard and do the right thing by the people you meet. If you do those things, your career and your life will end up finding a happy equilibrium for you and those you care about."
"Develop your social skills as well as your analytical and writing skills, because your ability to understand and relate well to people is a necessary tool for landing a job, being successful with colleagues and clients, attracting clients, and persuading judges and juries."
"Do not limit yourself to the traditional jobs in the law, i.e., law firms. There are other very interesting jobs that a law degree opens up for you–executive positions in the health industry, for example."
"The beauty of a law degree is that it can lead you to many different careers in the same profession. In less than 20 years I've worked as a law clerk, as a public prosecutor, in a small firm, in a big firm, and as a public official."