Todd Rogers

"We are here to help students find satisfying, meaningful employment after graduation. As an office, we have a real dedication to helping students put together a portfolio of skills that will be marketable to employers by making sure that they have job experiences throughout law school that will help them achieve their professional goals."

Todd Rogers, JD - Assistant Dean for Career Development

Alexia McCaskill

“Developing one’s individual professional identity, relationship-building skills, and communication skills are essential for law students. The CDO offers programming, including an attorney mentor program, that helps students begin developing key skills for long-lasting career success.”

Alexia McCaskill, JD - Senior Director for Professional Development

Nicole Netkin-Collins

“Differing strategies and programs must be leveraged to secure opportunities at large firms (BigLaw) and small-to-mid-size law firms.  The CDO educates students and alumni on these legal market realities and teaches the job search tools they need to be successful.  As a result, every year, more than one third of the graduating class is employed by a law firm.”

Nicole Netkin-Collins, JD - Director for Law Firms

John McKee

"Our 160+ students placed in unpaid government and public interest internships each year are eligible for supportive public interest summer fellowships. Extending its support past graduation, Colorado Law offers a robust post-graduate loan repayment assistance program for our graduates who go on to put their JD to work in public interest positions."

John McKee, JD - Director for Government and Public Interest

Our students.

In short, our students are professional, personable, and committed to hard work. 

  • The class of 2023's median LSAT score is 163 and their median undergraduate GPA is 3.65.
  • Many students have significant prior work experience, which fosters an impressive work ethic and inspires students to seek a deep understanding of academic concepts and a breadth of practical experiences. 
  • A Princeton Review survey indicates that the hours our students study per week places Colorado Law among the top 10 law schools.
  • 95% of the classes of 2021 and 2022 worked in substantive legal or law related jobs in the summer of 2020.

Our alumni.

  • Of the 180 calendar year 2016 Colorado Law graduates, 175 took a bar exam within two years and 166 (95%) passed.
  • Over 550 of Colorado Law’s alumni have signed up to be a resource for current students to learn about their career path, geographic area, or practice area.
  • Our alumni live and work in all 50 states and 32 different countries.
  • Colorado Law alumni have conducted 86 mock interviews with current students in the past two years.

Our focus on careers.

Colorado Law's Career Development Office (CDO) specializes in connecting law students with employers both during the academic year and during the summer. Starting with 1L Orientation, where career development is a central theme, we encourage students to take an intentional and creative approach to planning their careers. Our CDO supports students by offering individualized career advising and a range of services and programs to help refine and achieve career goals. The CDO team includes six dedicated professionals with experience helping students and alumni succeed in the current employment climate.

Our mission is to:

  1. Educate students on career options available to them in the legal profession and related to the legal profession;
  2. Provide law students with individualized attention and guidance in their job searches and give them the tools necessary to maximize their employment opportunities;
  3. Assist students in identifying careers that align with their abilities and interests to maximize job satisfaction;
  4. Elevate the visibility of Colorado Law students in the local, regional, and national markets by advocating for them and promoting them to employers; and
  5. Develop and maintain relationships with local, regional, and national employers to increase their interest in hiring our students.

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EEO Policy:

The University of Colorado Law School Career Development Office provides its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status. By utilizing the services and facilities of the Career Development Office you are agreeing to abide by that principle and to comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws established by the federal and Colorado governments.