Programming: Public Service Careers

To inform and educate students about the public service realm, our CDO presents information sessions throughout the academic year. Attorneys who work for public service employers are often the featured speakers. Recent public service information session topics have included:

  • Colorado State Public Defender's Office (Boulder County Office)
  • Financing Your Public Service Career
  • Presidential Management Fellowship ("PMF") Program
  • Project-based Fellowships
  • Pursuing Federal Opportunities
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Legal Honors Program
  • U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program

In January 2016, the CDO sponsored the 5th Annual JD Pathways, a career conference that brought together 99 students and 78 attorneys, a number of whom work for public service employers. The conference included a Transactional Law Panel, a Local Government Panel, an Interviewing Tips and Techniques Panel, and a Public Interest Law Panel, all of which featured members from the public service law community.

The CDO also hosts approximately 70 employers each academic year through the fall and spring On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs. Public service employers participate in Colorado Law's OCI programs alongside private sector employers. Participating public service employers who participated in our OCI programs during the 2015-2016 academic year included:

  • Boulder County Attorney's Office
  • Colorado Department of State
  • Colorado District Attorneys' Council (CDAC)
  • Colorado Judicial District Attorney’s Offices (1st, 4th, 17th, and 18th Districts)
  • Colorado Office of Administrative Courts
  • Colorado Office of the Attorney General
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Earthjustice
  • Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Mountain States Legal Foundation
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center
  • Sierra Club
  • The Public Interest Network
  • U.S. Air Force JAG Corps
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the General Counsel
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, FTA Region VIII
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • U.S. Marine Corps JAG