The University of Colorado Law School welcomed its newest class of 179 JD, 17 Master of Studies in Law (MSL), and 12 LLM students this August.
The Class of 2022 is the most diverse in Colorado Law’s history, with 33 percent of incoming JD students identifying as people of color. Women comprise more than half of the Class of 2022 (55%), and 9 percent identify as LGBTQ. With a median LSAT score of 163 and median cumulative GPA of 3.61, the incoming class’s academic credentials follow upward trends of the past several years.
The Class of 2022 is the most diverse in Colorado Law’s history, with 33 percent of incoming JD students identifying as people of color.
Additionally, Colorado Law continues to be an attractive option to students from across the U.S. Sixty-two percent of incoming JD students are from outside of Colorado and represent 36 different states (plus D.C.) and 111 undergraduate institutions. Seventy-five percent of incoming LLM students are from countries outside of the United States, including Spain, Ghana, New Zealand, and Japan.
"I am proud to welcome this group of highly qualified and diverse students to the Colorado Law community," said Dean S. James Anaya. "Their outstanding qualifications and rich background experiences indicate strong potential for success in law school and beyond."
This year’s 1L class includes the third cohort of Colorado Law’s Leaders in Law and Community (LILAC) Fellowship recipients. The program aims to address diversity in legal education by recruiting and developing students from backgrounds underrepresented in law schools and the legal profession.
One of these students, Rami Jordan, was drawn to Colorado Law’s clinical education program and public service projects. Jordan was inspired by those opportunities to gain experience as a student that will prepare him to protect the fundamental rights and liberties of all—particularly for those who are vulnerable or in the minority, he said.
New student orientation took place August 21-23 and included remarks by Dean Anaya, Professor Emeritus Charles Wilkinson, and the Honorable Nathan Coats ('77), chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Statistics as of August 27, 2019.