Employment

Thirty members of the class of 2017, and 61 members of the class of 2016, spent the summer of 2015 working for a law firm (Click here for 2014 employment information.)

Large firm (50+ attorneys) summer 2015 employers included:

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Houston, TX)
  • Arnold & Porter (Denver)
  • Baker & Hostetler (Denver)
  • Ballard Spahr (Denver)
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (Denver)
  • Bryan Cave HRO (Denver)
  • Cooley (Broomfield, CO)
  • Davis Graham & Stubbs (Denver)
  • Dorsey & Whitney (Denver)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels (Denver)
  • Fennemore Craig (Denver)
  • Fox Rothschild (Denver)
  • Fredericks Peebles & Morgan (Louisville, CO)
  • Hogan Lovells (Denver & Washington, DC)
  • Holland & Hart (Boulder & Denver)
  • Holland & Knight (Denver)
  • Husch Blackwell (Denver)
  • Jackson Kelly (Denver)
  • Kutak Rock (Denver)
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber (Denver)
  • McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, (Denver)
  • Messner & Reeves (Denver)
  • Polsinelli (Denver)
  • Sherman & Howard (Denver)
  • Snell & Wilmer (Denver)
  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne (Denver)
  • Steptoe & Johnson (Denver)
  • Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell (Denver)

Mid-sized and small firm summer 2015 employers included:

  • Astrella Law (Denver)
  • Berenbaum Weinshienk (Denver)
  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti (Boulder)
  • Burns Figa & Will (Greenwood Village, CO)
  • Caplan and Earnest (Boulder)
  • Dietze and Davis (Denver)
  • Erise IP (Denver)
  • Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein (Boulder)
  • Gard & Bond (Boulder)
  • Hutchinson Black & Cook (Boulder)
  • Inman Flynn Biesterfeld & Brentlinger (Denver)
  • Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell (Denver)
  • Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner (Denver)
  • Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle (Denver)
  • Modus Law (Boulder)
  • Otis & Peters (Greeley, CO)
  • Reilly Pozner (Denver)
  • Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison, & Lewis (Denver)
  • Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio (Denver)
  • Sage Law Group (Broomfield, CO)
  • Semple, Farrington, & Everall (Denver)
  • Sheridan Ross (Denver)
  • Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry (Anchorage, AK)
  • Stern & Curray (Denver)
  • Stover & Spitz (Denver)
  • Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley (Denver)

Forty percent of 2014 employed graduates (62/154) are working for law firms in private practice ten months after graduation, with 92 percent of these graduates in full-time, long-term positions. Twenty-two graduates reported employment at National Law Journal 350 law firms.

58 of these 62 graduates reported full time positions, and 55 reported a salary. The median private practice salary for those reporting was $85,000, and the mean was $91,354. One quarter of graduates reporting salaries earned more than $115,000, while one quarter earned less than $60,000.

Post-graduate employers include:

  • Astrella Law (Denver)
  • Baker & Hostetler (Denver)
  • Balcomb & Green (Glenwood Springs, CO)
  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti (Boulder)
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (Denver)
  • Bryan Cave HRO (Denver)
  • Burns Figa & Will (Denver)
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York, NY)
  • Data Law Group (Denver)
  • Davis Graham & Stubbs (Denver)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels (Denver)
  • Fisher & Phillips (Denver)
  • Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein (Boulder)
  • Fredericks Peebles & Morgan (Louisville, CO)
  • Garfield & Hecht (Aspen, CO)
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Denver)
  • Hershey Decker (Littleton, CO)
  • Hogan Lovells (Denver & Colorado Springs)
  • Holland & Hart (Denver)
  • Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner (Boulder)
  • Lathrop & Gage (Denver)
  • Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle (Denver)
  • Messner & Reeves (Denver)
  • Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti (Denver)
  • Porzak Browning & Bushong (Boulder)
  • Sheridan Ross (Denver)
  • Shumway, Van & Hansen (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Stern & Curray (Denver)
  • Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley (Denver)
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (Washington, DC)
  • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicken (New York, NY
  • Wood Smith Henning & Berman (Denver)