We encourage and support our students’ clerkship aspirations in many ways. In addition to a clerkship-specific slate of programming (see below), students may take advantage of numerous opportunities to meet and network with judges from across the country.
The Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th and Federal Circuits have all heard arguments at the law school recently; as part of each of these events, students were able to visit with the participating judges.
Colorado Law was honored to be a part of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Project Outreach Program in 2016 and to host all five judges of the Court who heard oral arguments at Colorado Law on November 1. Colorado Law students Patrick Kummerer and Adam Zenger also had the opportunity to participate as amicus curiae in the arguments.
At our annual Judicial Appreciation Reception, sponsored by Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP, federal and state judges from across the state gather with students and recent graduates to mingle while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
Colorado Law twice hosted the Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar Conference, where students had the opportunity to learn from and mingle with some of the most influential and important legal minds today. Participants included members of the judiciary from throughout the Tenth Circuit, as well as other judges from around the country, including the D.C. Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
We also host a 3L Mixer with State District Court Judges every January, and a Judicial Clerkship Alumni panel each fall.