Employment

Forty-three members of the class of 2016, and 49 members of the class of 2015, spent the summer of 2014 working for a law firm (Click here for 2013 employment information.)

Large firm (50+ attorneys) summer 2014 employers included:

  • Arnold & Porter (Denver)
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (Denver & Washington, DC)
  • 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 LLP (Louisville, CO)
  • Greenberg Traurig (Denver)
  • Hall & Evans (Denver)
  • Hiscock & Barclay LLP (New York)
  • Hogan Lovells (Denver & Washington, DC)
  • Holland & Hart (Boulder & Denver)
  • Jackson Kelly (Denver)
  • Kutak Rock (Denver)
  • Lathrop & Gage (Boulder)
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber (Denver)
  • Messner & Reeves (Denver)
  • Modrall Sperling (Albuquerque)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Denver)
  • Patton Boggs (Denver)
  • Polsinelli (Denver)
  • Sherman & Howard (Denver)
  • Squire Sanders (Washington, DC)
  • Steptoe & Johnson (Denver)

Mid-sized and small firm summer 2014 employers included:

  • Benson & Case (Denver)
  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti (Boulder)
  • Burns Figa & Will (Greenwood Village, CO)
  • Caplan and Earnest (Boulder)
  • Davis & Ceriani (Denver)
  • Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein (Boulder)
  • Hoskin Farina & Kampf (Grand Junction, CO)
  • Hutchinson Black & Cook (Boulder)
  • Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe (Denver)
  • Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell (Denver)
  • Modus Law (Boulder)
  • Otis & Peters (Greeley, CO)
  • Reilly Pozner (Denver)
  • Reynolds, Kalamaya & Voboril (Aspen, CO)
  • Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio (Denver)
  • Sage Law Group (Broomfield, CO)
  • Sheridan Ross (Denver)
  • Stern & Curray (Denver)
  • Wright & Williamson (Sterling, CO)

Thirty-two percent of 2013 employed graduates (51/159) are working for law firms in private practice nine months after graduation, with 94 percent of these graduates in full-time, long-term positions. Eighteen graduates reported employment at National Law Journal 350 law firms.

48 of these 51 graduates reported full time positions, and 41 reported a salary. The median private practice salary for those reporting was $76,000, and the mean was $92,317. One quarter of graduates reporting salaries earned more than $125,000, while one quarter earned less than $60,000.

Post-graduate employers include:

  • Baker Botts (Houston, TX)
  • Benson & Case (Denver)
  • Burns Figa & Will (Denver)
  • Cooley LLP (Broomfield)
  • Davis & Ceriani (Denver)
  • Dorsey & Whitney (Denver)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels (Denver)
  • Fairfield & Woods, PC (Denver)
  • Feldmann Nagel (Denver)
  • Foley & Mansfield (Oakland, CA)
  • Greenberg Traurig (Denver)
  • Harris Law Firm (Denver)
  • Hernandez & Associates (Denver)
  • Hogan Lovells (Denver)
  • Holland & Hart (Boise, ID)
  • Kilpatrick Townsend (Denver)
  • King & Greisen (Denver)
  • Kissinger & Fellman (Denver)
  • Kolko & Associates (Denver)
  • Lance Astrella, PC (Denver)
  • Lathrop & Gage (Boulder)
  • MacMillan Sobanski & Todd (Fort Collins)
  • Manning & Kass, Elrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Martha Hartney (Boulder)
  • McKenna, Long & Aldridge (Denver)
  • Merchant & Gould (Denver)
  • Miles & Peters (Denver)
  • Outten & Golden LLP (New York, NY)
  • Patton Boggs (Denver)
  • Perkins Coie (Washington, DC)
  • Polsinelli Shughart (Denver)
  • Sheridan Ross (Denver)
  • Silicon Legal Strategy (San Francisco, CA)
  • Sutin Thayer & Browne (Albuquerque, NM)
  • The Bagley Law Firm (Longmont)
  • Waller Lansden Dorch & Davis (Nashville, TN)
  • Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell (Denver)