Published: May 11, 2016

The employment rate of University of Colorado Law School graduates is at a seven-year high, with 96 percent of 2015 graduates employed 10 months after graduation, which ranks 16th in the nation.

Of the 159 class of 2015 graduates, 152 reported employment 10 months after graduation (March 15, 2016) in full- or part-time, long- (at least one year) or short-term jobs.

Additionally, 84 percent of graduates reported full-time, long-term employment for which bar passage was required or a JD was an advantage, ranking Colorado Law 31st in the nation. The national average for this measure of post-graduate employment for the class of 2015 is 70 percent, as reported by the American Bar Association.

“Beginning at 1L orientation, Colorado Law faculty, staff, and the Career Development Office encourage our students to take a purposeful and creative approach to planning their careers,” said Dean Phil Weiser. “The CDO works with a range of employers and offers resources, programming, and networking events to help students pursue opportunities, and continues to support our alumni even after they’ve graduated.”

Of the other law schools ranked in the top 16 for employment outcomes, Colorado Law’s resident tuition is the third lowest and nonresident tuition is the second lowest.

As the cost of legal education continues to rise, Colorado Law has held tuition constant for the past four years while increasing scholarships 101 percent. In June 2015, Business Insider reported that Colorado Law ranked in the top five best law schools for its financial aid and in the top 10 best law schools for networking, according to a poll of more than 10,000 former and current law school students.

UPDATE: Four of the class of 2015 graduates who were seeking permanent employment as of March 15, 2016 secured full-time, long-term positions by May 2, 2016, bringing the percentage of those employed in full-time law or law-related jobs lasting one more or more to 86 percent. Overall employment remains at 96 percent.