Through the Judicial Fellowship Program ("JFP"), Colorado Law hires recent Colorado Law graduates to work for judges and select other approved (typically government) employers during a five-month period (up to 500 hours total per graduate). The JFP is meant to provide recent graduates with meaningful work experience, enable recent graduates to focus on professional development, facilitate networking and resume development that will further recent graduates’ career and employment goals, and serve the legal community, particularly the judiciary.
Fellows generally work from October until February up to 500 paid hours (but no more than 40 hours in any work week). Fellows must track and report their hours. Pay is bi-weekly and subject to tax and other required withholding. Colorado Law provides workers’ compensation insurance for Fellows, but cannot provide any other benefits.
Fellows must produce work of the highest quality, meet all deadlines, communicate any delays to a supervisor, and finish all assigned work before the end of the Fellowship. Each Fellow must attend at least two professional development events (e.g., bar association, CLE, or legal community events that help build skills or connections) during the Fellowship.
At the conclusion of the Fellowship period, each Fellow must submit:
When applications are available (typically in August/September), we email the recent graduates through the class email list and post the opportunities in CDOnline.