Business, Entrepreneurial, and In-house Careers

Colorado Law students are well-suited for careers in business and entrepreneurship.

Many of our students come to law school with backgrounds in finance, tax, science, engineering, math, economics, information technology and marketing.  Once at Colorado Law, students become involved with the New Tech Meetup, the CU New Venture Challenge, and the Silicon Flatirons Research Center, to name a few.

Colorado Law also offers a vast number of upper-level business law courses, a joint JD/MBA dual degree program, an Entrepreneurial Law Certificate program, and the opportunity to get startup experience through the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.

Employers rely on our students' entrepreneurial skill set, which has led to an increase in the number of summer opportunities with in-house legal departments and companies over the past few years.

Read more about how Colorado Law is raising its profile in the entrepreneurial community and teaching its students to be innovative thinkers in A Head Start in Training Creative Class Counselors by Brad Bernthal (P. 19) Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative for the Silicon Flatirons Center, and Raising the Transactional IQ at Colorado Law (P. 11) by David Cline, Colorado Law Class of 2012.

Summer Employment

29 members of the Class of 2018 and 38 members of the Class of 2017 worked for businesses during the summer of 2016.

Representative employers for the Class of 2017 include:

  • Adobe (San Jose, CA)
  • Comcast (Washington, DC)
  • EchoStar (Englewood, CO)
  • JBS USA (Greeley, CO)
  • Summit Materials (Denver, CO)
  • T-Mobile (Washington, DC)
  • Webroot Software, Inc. (Broomfield, CO)

Representative Employers for the Class of 2018 include:

  • AT&T (Washington, DC)
  • CoBank (Greenwood Village, CO)
  • Coresite (Denver, CO)
  • Crocs (Niwot, CO)
  • NBC Universal (New York, NY)
  • Twitter (San Francisco, CA)

Post-graduate Careers

Class of 2015

  • Eight members of the Class of 2015 found full-time, long-term, bar passage required jobs with businesses post-grad
  • The median salary was $79,000 (100% of full-time, long-term salaries reported)
  • The mean salary was $81,875 (100% of full-time, long-term salaries reported)
  • Employers for the Class of 2015 were:
    • Atlas Tower (Boulder, CO)
    • DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (Denver, CO)
    • DISH Network L.L.C. (Denver, CO)
    • First American Title Insurance Company  (Denver, CO)
    • Molson Coors Brewing Company (Denver, CO)
    • Shareholder Representative Services LLC (Denver, CO)
    • TechStars (Boulder, CO)
    • Webroot Inc. (Broomfield, CO)

Class of 2014

  • Eight members of the Class of 2014 found full-time, long-term, bar passage required jobs with businesses post-grad
  • The median salary was $72,500 (100% of full-time, long-term salaries reported)
  • The mean salary was $75,625 (100% of full-time, long-term salaries reported)
  • Employers for the Class of 2014 were:
    • Atlas Tower (Boulder, CO)
    • BlackRock (New York, NY)
    • Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (Boulder, CO)
    • Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, CO)
    • DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (Denver, CO)
    • Echostar Corporation (Englewood, CO)
    • Ever West Real Estate Partners (Lakewood, CO)
    • Gameday Entertainment, LLC (Littleton, CO)

Class of 2013

  • Nine members of the Class of 2013 found full-time, long-term, bar passage required jobs with businesses post-grad
  • The median salary was $80,000 (100% of full-time, long-term salaries reported)
  • The mean salary was $76,667 (100% of full-time, long-term salaries reported)
  • Employers for the Class of 2014 were:
    • Green Smart Living, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT)
    • AMG National Bank (Denver, CO)
    • Ball Corporation (Broomfield, CO)
    • Woodspear Properties (Englewood, CO)
    • MPH2 Funding (Denver, CO)
    • D.O.G. Development (Boulder, CO)
    • Assistant General Counsel, GMR (Heath, TX)
    • DISH Network (Englewood, CO)
    • Intrawest  (Maui, HI)

Silicon Flatirons Internship Programs

Silicon Flatirons has designed special internship programs that give students full immersion into technology policy or business law (with a tech focus) before graduation. Students accepted into these programs gain a competitive edge with real-world experience.

DC Summer Program
The DC Summer Program places students in technology-focused private and public organizations and government agencies in Washington DC for internships. Participating business employers include Verizon, AT&T, and Disney.

Tech Lawyer Accelerator
The Tech Lawyer Accelerator connects law students interested in business law with technology companies for a hands-on learning experience. The TLA begins with an initial, multi-week intensive training followed by a lengthier stint of in-house placement. The paid internships range from 10 weeks to seven months and are currently offered in Colorado and Silicon Valley, with companies including Adobe, Cisco, CoreSite, NBC Universal, Twitter, Vodafone, and Webroot.