Most students and graduates secure substantive employment by building an active network of contacts from which they receive valuable advice, information and referrals. 

Our Career Development Office assists Colorado Law students and graduates by:

  • Engaging in systematic outreach to employers to better understand their hiring needs and to develop new opportunities for students and graduates;
  • Understanding the career goals of students and graduates to facilitate good matches with mentors and potential employers; and
  • Sponsoring job search strategy and networking workshops to give students the professional tools they need.

Law School Survey of Student Engagement

Approximately two-thirds of Colorado Law students completed the 2015 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). 

The Colorado Law Career Development Office’s results compare very favorably to both our 11-school peer comparison group, and to the 108 schools participating in either the 2014 or 2015 LSSSE.

* Percentage of students responding “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied.”

Each of our four counselors has a speciality area and is responsible for outreach and engagement with employers in that area.  Information about employers is also available to students and alumni via a secure Symplicity-based database called CDOnline.

Visit CDOnline

  • Search for posted job opportunities
  • Explore different career paths
  • Connect with Colorado Law alumni
  • Schedule appointments with a career advisor
  • Find resources for creating application documents
  • RSVP for CDO workshops


For a description of our externship program, through which students can receive academic credit for work performed under attorney supervision at a government agency or nonprofit entity, visit our Externship page.

Student Practice Act

Law students who have completed at least two years of law school may appear in court pursuant to Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure 205.7. A student must file a certification that he or she has completed two years of law school and is of good moral character. To file this certification, print the form, complete the first two sections, bring the form to the Dean's Suite, and deposit it in the drop box labeled "FORMS", outside office 326H. The Registrar will then complete and submit the form. 

The student must also provide the name of the supervising attorney and an anticipated graduation date. Work must be performed for an attorney in the public sector, i.e., the Public Defender's Office or District Attorney's Office; or on behalf of a non profit legal services organization where poor or legally underserved persons receives legal advice.