The University of Colorado Law School is proud to be an integral part of a world-class university. Our mission and vision support the University of Colorado Boulder’s strategic imperatives to shape tomorrow’s leaders, be the top university for innovation, and positively impact humanity.
Colorado Law is developing leaders who possess diverse experiences, talents, and capacities for leadership in Colorado, the country, and the world.
- The Leaders in Law and Community fellowship is making law school more financially accessible and developing leaders who reflect and understand the complex and diverse perspectives of today’s society.
- Our students are service-oriented leaders, with 7,478 pro bono hours of law-related public service volunteered by the Class of 2017.
- Student teams have an impressive track record of national moot court and transactional competition wins, including four consecutive national wins at the Federal Communications Bar Association National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition and three consecutive national wins at the Transactional LawMeet competition.
- New degree offerings expand our programming to a broader audience: a Master of Studies in Law concentration in human rights and an LLM degree geared toward developing talented lawyers from other countries.
Colorado Law continues to build on its tradition of excellence and innovation in legal education, research, and professional engagement. Our faculty are involved in cutting-edge research that exerts important and constructive influences on legal and public policy debates at the local, national, and international levels.
- Associate Professor Sharon Jacobs earned the 2017 Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award, which recognizes an emerging junior environmental law professor who exhibits scholarly excellence and promise at an early stage in his/her career.
- In 2016, Colorado Law launched the Sustainable Community Development Clinic, which partners with Boulder community organizations on economic development projects aimed at sustainable community development, social justice, and the reduction of poverty.
- Students in the American Indian Law Clinic partnered with the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to host the first-ever virtual consultation between the special rapporteur and indigenous groups across the country.
- Faculty-led summer workshops convene prominent scholars from across the nation to discuss current issues in their area of study and receive feedback on their research. Topics in 2017 included climate change, business law, food law, and mindfulness in the legal profession.
- Associate Professor Alexia Brunet Marks received the Provost’s Achievement Award for her article, “A New Governance Recipe for Food Safety Regulation,” which addresses the motivations, tensions, and controversies surrounding the usage of private standards for ensuring food safety.
- The Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship launched the Governmental Entrepreneurial Leadership Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind partnership between government employees and law students to encourage innovative problem solving to pressing public policy challenges.
Colorado Law is a top law school, and we aim to not only maintain, but also elevate, its strengths as an institution that contributes positively to humanity. We pride ourselves on providing legal education that connects students globally through both classroom and on-the-ground training. Our community is both local in its roots and far-reaching in its influence, and to achieve our vision, our impact must extend beyond the walls of our building, Boulder, and the United States.
- The Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic offered a series of free DACA renewal assistance workshops throughout fall 2017 for community members across the Front Range who were impacted by the rescindment of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
- The newly launched Immigration Law and Policy Program, headed by Associate Professor Ming Chen, hosted the Citizenship and Equality Colloquium, a series of discussions led by esteemed scholars in citizenship and immigration.
- Our nine specialized clinics served approximately 426 clients and cases on real projects and cases in the 2016-17 academic year.
- In September 2017, Colorado Law co-hosted with the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues a celebration of the adoption of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which brought indigenous peoples and government representatives, advocates, scholars, and members of the public to Colorado Law.
- Scholarships, public service fellowships, and loan repayment assistance support our students and recent graduates in pursuing public service work.