AddisAbout the Cover Artist: Addis-Ababa Barge
I’m a graphic design student at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver. As a Black designer, it’s important to me to advocate for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities in professional and creative spaces. I’m so excited to have worked with the CU team to design the fall cover on the importance of increasing representation and advancing inclusion of people of color in legal education and the legal profession. I decided to symbolize the Anti-Racism and Representation Initiative by turning Lady Justice into a Black woman. Her raised fist symbolizes solidarity with the recent protests and calls for racial justice worldwide. Women of color are among the most marginalized groups in the legal profession, and she symbolizes that representation is necessary for there to be true justice.

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Lawyers and judges

Representation Matters

Inside the University of Colorado Law School's commitment to purge racism and achieve the equitable representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and others from marginalized groups in our community and the legal profession.


Representation Matters: Essays

Alumni and members of Colorado's legal community reflect on why representation matters in legal education and the profession.

Rothgerber Moot Court Competition

Legal Education in the Time of COVID-19

The Colorado Law community finds innovative ways to support one another during the coronavirus pandemic.

Amie Stepanovich

Silicon Flatirons Series Highlights Legal Perspectives on Physical Distancing and Its Impact

The Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Colorado Law hosted a free, four-part CLE series on Legal Perspectives on Physical Distancing and Its Impact.

Startup Colorado

Startup Colorado, a Silicon Flatirons Outreach Program, Rises to the Occasion During COVID-19 on Behalf of Rural Colorado

How Startup Colorado, an outreach program within the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado Law School, adapted its tactics to serve entrepreneurs and business support agents across the rural parts of the state.

Faculty Focus

Benjamin Levin

Talking Criminal Justice With Benjamin Levin

Associate Professor Benjamin Levin discusses the relationship between the coronavirus pandemic and criminal justice reform, police unions and their role in policymaking, and mass incarceration in the United States.

How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine

How to Do Things With Legal Doctrine: A Conversation With Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin

In law, doctrine is the coin of the realm. Yet judges, lawyers, and law students often take the very idea of doctrine for granted, without asking how doctrine works—what it means, does, or might be made to do. Professors Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin seek to change that with...


Barash family

Scholarship for Aspiring Public Defenders Reaches Milestone

Across Colorado—from Durango to Greeley—a growing cohort of public servants can trace their start to Dan Barash ('02) and his family. After graduating from Colorado Law, Dan became a deputy public defender in El Paso County (Colorado Springs), where he worked for nearly two years before his untimely death at...


Hiwot Covell

Letter from the Law Alumni Board Chair

Dear Colorado Law Alumni— As attorneys, we took an oath to "treat all persons whom [we] encounter through [our] practice of law with fairness, courtesy, respect and honesty," to "employ such means as are consistent with truth and honor," and to "never reject . . . the cause of the...

Meggin Rutherford

Face Your Challenges With Willingness to Learn, to Fail, and to Find Courage You Never Knew You Had

Meggin Rutherford ('09) reflects on her experience graduating law school during difficult economic times.