Student Resources

Being a law student can be challenging, and we are here to support you in any way we can.  Please feel free to contact the Student Affairs Team anytime and let us know how we can help. We are committed to helping you succeed both professionally and personally.

The tabs below list some resources and services that may be helpful. 

Mental Health Resources

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    • CU offers free counseling to all law students through this program. Counseling and other services are scheduled through CAPS walk-in appointments (C4C Building, Room S440). 24-Hour Hotline: 303-492-6766.
  • Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program
    • This program offers confidential, independent assistance to all law students and lawyers. Call 303-986-3345. 
  • The ABA Law Student Division's Mental Health Initiative 
    • This website is devoted to resources on stress, depression, and overall mental health.
  • Suicide Prevention
    • This hotline offers suicide prevention and emergency psychiatric help to all ages. 24-Hour Hotline: 303-447-1665.
  • National Resources
    • In addition, the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs lists national resources for chemical dependency, mental health, and other concerns on its website

Health Resources

  • Wardenburg Health Center 
    • CU's on-campus facility that provides medical and mental health services. In addition to free flu shots for all CU students, Wardenburg also offers other free or discounted services, including massages, acupuncture, and counseling. 
  • Community Health Centers
    • These four publicly-supported clinics provide excellent health care. They charge for services on a sliding scale and accept some insurance plans, including Medicaid.
      • Boulder: 303-449-6050
      • Lafayette: 303-665-9310
      • Longmont: 303-776-3250
      • Women’s Health: 303-442-5160

Victim Assistance & Community Protection

  • The Office of Victim Assistance 
    • CU offers free confidential information, support, advocacy, and short-term counseling to students, faculty, and staff at CU, including their significant others. Call 303-492-8855 |
  • Boulder County DA's office helps with fraud and abuse concerning car and home repairs; door-to-door sales; credit, internet, telemarketing, and charitable fraud; and identity theft. Call 303-441-3700.
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence 
    • This group is committed to ending violence against women and children. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 303-444-2424.
  • Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley 
    • This group helps individuals affected by domestic violence. Shelter: 303-772-0432 | Hotline: 303-772-4422 | LEVI: 303-774-4534.
  • Adult Protective Services 
    • This office has staff to help “at-risk adults,” like seniors or the disabled subject to abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Call: 303-441-1309.
  • Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)
    • This group serves needs of survivors of sexual assault through crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and information. 24-Hour Hotline: 303-443-7300.

Discrimination and Harassment

  • CU Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) 
    • This office enforces the CU Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures and the Policy on Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships. ODH addresses all complaints of discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation including gender expression, or veteran status when the alleged harasser is an employee. 

Student Legal Services

  • Student Legal Services
    • This office offers accessible, professional legal assistance to eligible students for a fraction of the cost of a private attorney. Call 303-492-6813. 

Services for Students with Disabilities

  • Disability Services 
    • This office ensures that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and services to participate fully in the academic environment. Students with disabilities are encouraged to participate fully in campus academic, cultural, and social activities. In addition to providing support services to students with disabilities, the University is increasing accessibility to academic buildings and residence halls on campus. As the University continues to remove physical barriers, attitude barriers on campus also are being addressed. Working with Affirmative Action and Services, Disability Services is organizing a training program on disability issues for members of the University community.
    • For more information, contact:
  • VIA Mobility & Call-N-Ride
    • Call this service for flexible, accessible transit; call in advance for an appointment:
      • Via—County Wide: 303-447-9636
      • In Lafayette: 303-994-3552
      • In Longmont: 303-434-8960
      • Interlocken: 303-434-8990

Student Veterans

Colorado Law's student body has a strong community of active duty, reserve, and former members of the armed services.
  • Admissions process: 
    • Our admissions process gives special consideration to military service, and we actively recruit applicants who are current or former members of the armed services. We value the contribution that our student veterans are able to make at Colorado Law because of their life experiences and leadership skills. Our admissions page offers more information about the admissions process.
  • Military Law Society:
    • This student group has a threefold mission: to provide a resource for student veterans to meet, network, and socialize; to provide service opportunities (in conjunction with the Colorado Bar Association) in the local veteran community; and to provide mentoring opportunities with local attorney veterans. In addition, the Military Law Society also serves as an information resource for students interested in JAG opportunities. More information can be found in the Military Law Society section of the Student Organizations page
  • Career Development:
    • Colorado Law's Career Development Office is actively engaged with JAG recruiters from each of the service branches, and sponsors a number of events each semester that are specifically designed to meet the needs of our student veterans.
For more general information about Veteran's Services at CU-Boulder, click here.

Student Parents

  • The Colorado Law Student Parents Group
    • This student group is comprised of students who are juggling the competing demands of law school and parenting at the same time. Visit the Student Parents page to learn more about the group and to get resources for CU Law parents.

International Student Services

  • CU’s International Student and Scholar Services 
    • This office is responsible for international students once they are admitted to CU-Boulder. They can answer questions for prospective students, current students, and scholars regarding housing, financial aid, cultural adjustments, visas, taxes, embassies, and ESL classes.

Recreational Resources

All law students have access to a variety of great resources on the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder) campus. These include:

  • Bike Program 
    • CU’s bike program provides free help with basic bike repairs at any of the bike stations around campus. You can also rent a bike for free for two days with your student ID.
  • Rec Center
    • The CU rec centers on Main Campus and Williams Village offer free access to any student. In addition to standard gym facilities, the Main Campus Rec Center also has fitness classes like yoga and dance, a swimming pool, an ice arena, and an indoor rock climbing wall.
  • UMC Connection Game Room
    • This room in the UMC on Main Campus has the only bowling alley in Boulder, plus billiard tables, pinball, foosball, and other games. The Connection also offers food, beer, and other drinks.

For additional information about student life at the CU-Boulder campus, visit the Student Life main page.