Many Colorado Law graduates choose to work as a judicial clerk for one- or two-year terms for state or federal courts.

No matter what the setting, a judicial clerkship provides a unique experience for new attorneys with numerous benefits, including the opportunity to:

  • View the judicial system from the other side of the bar;
  • Continue developing analytical, legal research, and writing skills;
  • Create a mentor/mentee relationship with a judge; and
  • Acquire a respected professional credential.

Recent Graduates' Clerkships

In recent years, Colorado Law has enjoyed great success in placing its graduates in post-graduate state and federal clerkships. Twenty-eight members of the class of 2017 accepted post-graduate clerkships.  Two of these graduates are working in federal courts, 14 in state appellate courts, and 12 with state trial courts.

Members of the Class of 2017 are currently serving as clerks for judges in the:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Washington Court of Appeals
  • Colorado District Courts in Boulder, Brighton, Centennial, Denver, Fort Collins, and Golden

Colorado Law’s recent successes are indicative of our strong commitment to helping students begin their legal careers in these valuable positions. Over the past seven years, we have placed an average of 26 graduates per year in clerkships.

Class Year Post-Grad Judicial Clerkships Federal State Appellate State Trial
Class of 2017 28 2 14 12
Class of 2016 21 3 8 10
Class of 2015 32 6 11 15
Class of 2014 19 2 7 10
Class of 2013 24 1 11 12
Class of 2012 27 3 12 12
Class of 2011 29 7 15 7