To supplement their studies and to engage with the community, our students lead and belong to a number of diverse student organizations.
Membership in one or more student organizations enables students to pursue their interests outside of the classroom, increase their knowledge of specific areas of law, gain valuable leadership experience, and collaborate with fellow students, faculty, alumni, and legal professionals.
Please feel free to contact the leadership of any student organizations that you would like to learn more about. If you have general questions about student organizations, please contact the SBA Secretary. You also are welcome to contact the Senior Assistant Dean of Students with any questions or with updates to the information on this page.
Active Student Organizations
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." Its various functions include litigation, lobbying, and community empowerment. Founded in 1920, the ACLU has a rich legacy and over 1,750,00 members; it also has an annual budget of over $100 million. Local affiliates of the ACLU are active in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Each ACLU chapter provides legal assistance in cases when it considers civil liberties to be at risk.
The ACLU CU Law Chapter is a body of civil-rights advocates composed of students at the University of Colorado Law School. An extension of its state affiliate, the primary function for this Chapter is to provide support for the various the initiatives of the ACLU of Colorado, including but not limited to: having a member of the law school serve on the board of the Colorado ACLU, attending various legislative hearings and sessions on the ACLU’s behalf, participating in field work in Boulder and surrounding areas, driving various ACLU initiatives forward as a chapter, and using free student access to legal search engines and data bases to assist the ACLU in research.
Throughout the year, the ACLU will also seek to bring guest speakers directly to the law school to highlight and discuss prevalent issues facing individual freedom. For more information, join the ACLU TWEN page.
- Amanda Blasingame, President, email@example.com
- Valerie Young, Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Constitution Society (ACS) is the nation’s leading progressive legal organization, with over 200 student and lawyer chapters in almost every state and on most law school campuses. ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through the development and promotion of high-impact ideas. ACS also works to cultivate the next generation of progressive leaders and judges. We use our extensive national network to assist our members with career development and mentorship. Our members get access to job banks, special conference calls, and the opportunity to network with progressive leaders throughout the country. For more information contact Elliot Browning at email@example.com.
- President: Elliot Browning, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Sam Barth, email@example.com
The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) seeks to:
- Educate, represent and advocate the interests of Asian Pacific American and South Asian American law students at CU;
- Educate and promote a deeper understanding of the political, financial, social and historical role, contributions, and status of Asian Pacific Americans in America; encourage participation, leadership and community service amongst Asian Pacific Americans;
- Provide an opportunity for fellowship among its members and broaden career development opportunities for Asian Pacific law students at CU;
- Encourage cooperation with the DU chapter of APALSA as well as other organizations of minority law students; and
- Inspire students, law students and legal professionals to serve the interests and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans and other under-represented peoples.
- Organize and attend social and professional networking events with Denver Asian/Pacific attorneys
- Attend the annual National Asian Pacific American Bar Association/National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Conference
- Participate in the APABA attorney mentorship program
- Organize various community outreach and education events including most recently, a screening of the immigration documentary 9500 Liberty and a discussion with the filmmaker
President: Joanna Roob, Joanna.Zhang@Colorado.edu
Click here to visit our national affiliate website
Click here to find us on TWEN
Barristers’ Council provides students the opportunity to develop advocacy and counseling skills, and then apply those skills in moot court, mock trial, and transactional competitions. Each year, student memebrs of the Barristers’ Council sharpen, polish, and apply their advocacy and counseling skills through individual coaching, law school programs, intraschool competitions, and interschool (external) competitions. Third-year students and experienced attorneys serve as judges for the competitions and provide valuable feedback to all competitors. Students who demonstrate excellent performance in intraschool competitions have the opportunity to represent Colorado Law at competitions against other top law schools around the country. Students with exceptional dedication and promise have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles on Barristers' Council during their third-year of law school.
- Mock Trial
- Mock Trial offers law students the ability to learn, practice, and hone trial skills before appearing as barred attorneys. In the Spring semester, 1Ls have the opportunity to participate in the annual competition against DU law, where they will be coached by CU's Mock Trial National Team Members and judged by practicing attorneys. As 2Ls and 3Ls, law students can compete in the Carrigan Cup, and try out for CU's National Team where students compete all over the country in prestigious mock trial competitions.
- For more information, please contact:
Tyler Owen, Mock Trial President at Tyler.Owen@colorado.edu.
- Moot Court
Moot Court provides law students the opportunity to write an appellate-level brief and participate in simulated oral argument in an appellate court. 2L and 3L students are invited to compete in the Colorado Appellate Advocacy Competition (CAAC) in the fall semester for a chance to qualify for the Moot Court division of Barristers’ Council. Participation in CAAC also qualifies students to take part in other competitions throughout the school year. These competitions allow participants to showcase their legal writing skills and develop their oral argument skills in front of fellow students, practicing attorneys, and federal and state judges.
For more information, please contact: Leah Travis, Moot Court President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Transactional competitions provide law students interested in transactional law the opportunity to hone their contract drafting and negotiating skills. 1Ls are invited to participate in the Fall intraschool competition, where students will tackle drafting and negotiating an M&A style deal. Students will be coached and judged by practicing transactional attorneys. As 2Ls and 3Ls, law students are able to tryout for the National Transactional Team, where students compete all over the country in various competitions, focusing on practice areas such as entrepreneurial law, sports law, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and more.
- For more information, please contact:
Bryson Sebold, Transactional Executive Chair, at Bryson.Sebold@colorado.edu.
- Mock Trial
- Moot Court Division
- Colorado Appellate Advocacy Competition
- Rothgerber Moot Court Competition
- Carrigan Cup Trial Advocacy Competition
- Purvis Gray Thomson Trial Challenge
- Colorado Cup Trial Advocacy Competition
- Hogan Lovells Trial Advocacy Competition, the "CU-DU Cup", with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
- University of Colorado Transactional Law Meets
- National Appellate Advocacy Competition (sponsored by the American Bar Association)
- National Trial Competition (sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers)
- National Student Trial Advocacy Competition (sponsored by the American Association of Justice)
- Costello National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition
Special Interest Competitions
- Price Media Law Moot Court Competition
- Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition
- Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
- National Hispanic Moot Court Competition
- Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition
- Telecommunications Law Moot Court Competition
- Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition
- National Moot Court in Child and Adoption Law
- Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
- First Amendment and Media Law – Diversity Competition
- American Intellectual Property Law Competition
- Stetson Law Int’l Environmental Moot Court Competition
- Int’l Institute of Space Law Lachs Moot Court Competition
- NAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Colorado Law is much more than a club: it’s a community. Our purpose is to enable students of African decent to acclimate to the law school environment through the exchange of various cultural experiences and perspectives. Our goal is to engender a supportive, diverse environment while providing opportunities for networking and professional advancement. We provide both professional and academic support to the community. BLSA is open to all CU Law Students, regardless of race or ethnicity, and all students are encouraged to attend and participate in our meetings and programs. Students can contact us by emailing BLSA Co-Presidents, Jacob Stephens at Jast8800@colorado.edu and Javon Quarrels at Jaqu7319@colorado.edu
. Also, sign up to our TWEN page to stay up to date on meetings, events and community service volunteer opportunities.
- Holiday Jazz Concert (featuring an 18-piece jazz band performing Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite)
- International Book Drive (raised over 300 books towards the creation of a library at the Harare Institute of Technology)
- 40thAnnual Sam Cary Scholarship Gala (three BLSA students received Sam Cary Scholarships)
- Voter Registration FAC (co-sponsored by LLSA, OUTLaw, and APALSA)
- Welcome Back Barbecue
- Welcome Back Retreat at Lucky Strike
- Co-President: Jacob Stephens, Jast8800@colorado.edu
- Co-President: Javon Quarrels, Jaqu7319@colorado.edu
- Vice President: Lindsey Floyd, email@example.com
- Secretary: Theiland Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Sara Yates, email@example.com
The Business and Tax Law Association is open to all CU Law students and aims to educate students on the intersection between business and law, as well as provide a platform for students interested in business law to network with each other and prominent corporate counsel attorneys. We will host lunch panels and after-school events designed to help students learn while building a network directly with Colorado's best business law attorneys. We hope to see you at our events! If you would like to learn more, please email Thomas Petrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cannabis Law League provides students at the University of Colorado Law School with a broad variety of resources and opportunities to help students enter one of the most exciting, diverse, and quickly evolving legal industries. Cannabis Law League hosts a variety of events with an emphasis on connecting students at the University of Colorado Law School with current practitioners in the field of cannabis law and exploring the developing legal needs of the cannabis business community. We also aim to involve CU Law students with the public in debating and exploring the role that the current and emerging policies play in both commercial and social contexts, as well as working to develop and support programs that promote effective drug policies. The events hosted by the Cannabis Law League provide invaluable networking opportunities; connecting the University of Colorado Law community with legal practitioners, community leaders and businesspeople in the broader legal cannabis community. For more information, please contact Aaron Tucker at email@example.com.
- President: Aaron Tucker, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Sam Wyatt, Samuel.Wyatt@colorado.edu
The Christian Legal Society is a group of Christian law students who meet to provide mutual support and Christian edification during our time in law school. We host speakers, discuss the unique challenges and temptations that law school presents, and strive to build community with one another and the rest of the legal community outside of official meetings. Ultimately, we hope to provide opportunities for law students to meaningfully engage with their faith. Interested students can email Ashley Hall at Ashley.L.Hall@colorado.edu for more information.
- President: Ashley Hall, Ashley.L.Hall@colorado.edu
The Class of 2019 Board is comprised of class officers who are dedicated to furthering the interests of their fellow classmates.
The Class of 2020 Board is comprised of class officers who are dedicated to furthering the interests of their fellow classmates.
The Class of 2021 Board is comprised of class officers who are dedicated to furthering the interests of their fellow classmates.
Colorado Law After-School Support (CLASS) is a group of Colorado Law School students and faculty dedicated to supporting the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County (IHAD). IHAD is an organization that provides after-school programming for low-income students of all ages, some who may experience difficulties in school. As a volunteer with the Elk Dreamer class, you will support students ranging from 2nd to 5th grade in a classroom setting, engaging them through homework help and educational activities such as reading, writing, art projects, and math exercises. Volunteers are not assigned to one specific student, but rather help in small groups and assist the teachers and program directors wherever needed. After attending an on-site orientation session, CLASS members are only required to volunteer one day per semester. It is highly encouraged, however, that you commit to as many days as you are able, as the children are excited to get to know you and are motivated by familiar faces in the classroom. When volunteers come for their designated day (or days if they sign up for multiple), they are asked to volunteer from approximately 3:00pm-5:30pm. We look forward to getting more Colorado Law students involved in this program, as it is a rewarding way to give back to the Colorado community.
The Colorado Law Outdoor Club is committed to bringing together current students and alumni through outdoor recreation. We plan events throughout the year to ensure students are spending time away from books and bonding with their fellow classmates. We work to create opportunities for students to meet practicing lawyers who balance work with travel and outdoor recreation or whose career focuses on outdoor recreation and public land conservation. This group is meant to bring people together through shared experiences in nature.
The Colorado Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Review (ELR) provides a forum for natural resources, energy, and environmental law and policy on local, regional, and global scales. Formerly the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy, the ELR publishes articles biannually on a wide range of topics, including global climate change, transboundary water pollution, protection of biological diversity, oil and gas development, and international environmental conventions. Members are selected by the student Board of Editors through an annual write-on competition held in the summer. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions.
The Colorado Technology Law Journal (CTLJ) is a student-run telecommunications and technology law and policy journal at the University of Colorado Law School. Founded in 2001 by a group of enterprising law students and then–Professor Phil Weiser, CTLJ was previously known as the “Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law.” The Journal has established its position among the elite national technology and telecommunications law journals, publishing seminal pieces such as Professor Tim Wu’s first paper articulating and defining Net Neutrality in 2003, and former FCC Chairman Michael Powell's articulation of the four Internet Freedoms.
CTLJ is affiliated with the Silicon Flatirons Center. Each year Silicon Flatirons and CTLJ host a series of conferences, including the nationally renowned Digital Broadband Migration (DBM) Conference. CTLJ publishes both academic articles from its conferences and submissions from scholars and policymakers. The Journal also features an array of student notes covering topics from wireless spectrum, to copyright and patent reformation, to virtual currency regulation and beyond.
CTLJ selects new members each spring through a CTLJ-specific exercise and application, and in the summer through the all-journal application process. We look forward to meeting you at orientation! If you miss us or want to learn more, please visit ctlj.colorado.edu or reach out to Editor in Chief: Corian Zacher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Editor in Chief: Corian Zacher, email@example.com
- Executive Editor: Sarah Rippy, Sarah.Rippy@colorado.edu
- Managing Editor: Frederick Steimling, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lead Articles Editor: Shelby Dolen, email@example.com
- Lead Note Editor: Rachel Amspoker, Rachel.Amspoker@colorado.edu
- Lead Production Editor: Vince DiMichele, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Law’s Criminal Prosecution Society (CPS) focuses on informing law students who have an interest in criminal prosecution, and supporting those who choose to pursue those careers. CPS provides a forum for students to learn about careers in criminal prosecution from legal professionals, members of law enforcement, as well as fellow students. CPS also promotes a venue to discuss legal issues related to criminal law in a respectful, thought-provoking environment. CPS is committed to recruiting interesting and knowledgeable speakers to attend our events, including elected district attorneys, members of law enforcement, and other peace officers from around the state. Interested students can join our TWEN page or contact CPS President Lindsey Floyd email@example.com.
The Doman Society of International Law seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the practice of international law and its contemporary issues and provide information and resources regarding careers in the field. We host several speakers throughout the year, hold an internationally themed THACs, and send students to international law conferences in DC and New York. We also send teams to popular international moot court competitions including the Jessup International Moot Court Competition and the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. For more information, please visit our TWEN page or contact Doman Co-Presidents Stone MacBeth at Lawrence.Macbeth@colorado.edu or Blair Garnett at Blair.Garnett@colorado.edu.
- Co-President: Blair Garnett, Blair.Garnett@colorado.edu
- Co-President: Stone MacBeth, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Hannah Cope, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Denise Rahme, Denise.Rahme@colorado.edu
Environmental Law Society (ELS) is open to all students interested in environmental law, natural resource law, or fun outdoor activities! We pride ourselves on hosting speakers from a wide variety of career paths, including folks from the conservation, government, and energy industry. We organize various outdoor adventures, speaker lunch events, and service outreach activities each semester. We also help connect the student body to the GWC. Additionally, ELS provides opportunities for students to attend environmental law conferences around the country each year. For more information, please contact Leah Vasarhelyi at firstname.lastname@example.org and Erin Woolley at email@example.com. Don’t forget to join the ELS TWEN & Facebook pages!
A Sampling of Past Activities:
- Back-to-School Hike with former and new members
- EarthJustice Brownbag Lunch
- Career Chats with Getches-Wilkinson Center Board Members
- Hike with CU Environmental Law Professors
- ELS Environmentally-Themed Trivia Night ThAC
- Career Panel and Speed Mentoring with environmental lawyers from diverse fields
- Climate Change Talk Brownbag Lunch
- Sent members to Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon
- Co-President: Leah Vasarhelyi, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-President: Erin Woolley, email@example.com
- Vice President: Natasha Viteri, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Events Coordinator: Anjie Zhi, email@example.com
- GWC Liaison: Conor May, firstname.lastname@example.org
- GWC Liaison: Erin McLaughlin, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Jordan Holsinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click here to find us on TWEN
- Join us on Facebook: “CU Environmental Law Society 2018” https://www.facebook.com/groups/570219830003278/
- Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment
- Natural Resources Litigation Clinic
- Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of individuals interested in the current state of the legal order in our country and those who thirst for intellectual debate and a diversity of viewpoints. It is composed of conservatives, libertarians, and anyone on the political spectrum who is interested in debating and defending the principles the Society was founded on: federalism, the role of the state is to preserve freedom, the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and the duty of the judiciary is to say what the law is, not what it should be.
Its intellectual network extends throughout the legal community and offers students the opportunity to interact with judges, government officials, accomplished attorneys, professors, and other non-profit organizations. The Federalist Society sponsors speakers, debates, and panels designed to promote stimulating discussion and interest in current legal issues. The group is non-partisan and is traditionally made up of all political views. Recent speakers include Ilan Wurman, Brian Morris, Ilya Shapiro, Todd Zywicki, Josh Blackman, Ken Klukowski, Jason Riley, and Jamil Jaffer.
There are many different elected positions in the student chapter. Every student is invited to attend the Federalist Society National Student Symposium, which is held each year during March at a different law school throughout the country. Past locations include University of Virginia (2016), Columbia University (2017), Georgetown University (2018), Arizona State University (2019), and University of Michigan (2020). Travel and accommodation stipends available.
Recent Past Events:
- Feb. 7, 2018 – Evolving Trends and Threats in Cyber Security – Jamil Jaffer
- Feb. 14, 2018 – The Persistence of Racial Disparities Despite Increased Black Political Clout – Jason Riley & Prof. Skinner-Thompson
- Sept. 19, 2018 - The Kavanaugh Nomination: The Senate and What the Newest Member of the Supreme Court Means for the Constitution – Ken Klukowski & Prof. Scott Moss
- Oct. 4, 2018 – Click to Shoot: The First Amendment, Second Amendment, and 3-D Printed Guns – Prof. Josh Blackman & Prof. Blake Reid
- Nov. 8, 2018 – Debate! The 17th Amendment, Direct Election of Senators: Enhancing or Reducing Liberty? – Prof. Todd Zywicki & Prof. Richard Collins
- Jan. 16, 2019 – High on Federalism: Marijuana’s Challenge to Federal-State Relations – Ilya Shapiro & Prof. Richard Collins
- Feb. 27, 2019 – Liar Liar! Case on Fire! How Law Enforcement is Using Polygraphs and What You Need to Know [with Live Polygraph Demonstration] – DOD Polygraph Operator Brian Morris
- Apr. 9, 2019 – Can a Dead Constitution Bind the Living? – Prof. Ilan Wurman
- President: Lauren C. Golem, email@example.com
- Vice President: Jordan Regenie Jordan.Regenie@colorado.edu
- Secretary: Aaron Ganss, Aaron.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Food Law Society is a group of students motivated by a shared desire to improve the food system through law and policy. The mission of the Food Law Society is to provide educational opportunities for law students to learn about food law and policy issues and to participate in food related community service projects. The Food Law Society works with various student groups and community organizations to address a range of pressing food law and policy issues, including, but not limited to, the environment, public health, food safety, food waste, sustainable agriculture, animal welfare, and farm workers rights. For more information contact Margaret Tharp (email@example.com).
The Health Law Society (HLS) is a student group at Colorado Law that is dedicated to fostering awareness and dialogue about the health care field from a legal perspective. HLS seeks to provide opportunities for student engagement by hosting speakers and promoting health law-related connections through conferences, externships, and meetings with attorneys and policy-makers in the health care field. Please contact Caroline Young at Caroline.W.Young@colorado.edu or Eric Barnum at William.Barnum@colorado.edu for more information about getting involved.
- President: Caroline Young, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Madeline Robbins, Madeline.S.Robbins@colorado.edu
- Treasurer: Eric Barnum, William.Barnum@colorado.edu
- Secretary: Mikaela Colvin, Mikaela.Colvin@colorado.edu
- SBA Representative: Nikki Nicholaou, Nikki.Nicholaou@colorado.edu
- SBA Representative: Katja Edelman, Elizabeth.Edelman@colorado.edu
If/When/How is a part of the national network of law students and lawyers dedicated to the supporting, educating, and training the next generation of pro-choice advocates. If/When/How envisions a transformation of the legal systems and institutions that perpetuate oppression into structures that realize justice, and a future when all people can self-determine their reproductive lives free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. To learn more, please contact Ariane Frosh, email@example.com
The Immigration Law and Policy Society (ILPS) seeks to raise awareness and generate discussion on domestic immigration issues. ILPS also serves as a database for immigration-related events happening in the area and provides students with a space to network with practicing immigration attorneys and learn about potential job opportunities.
- President: Ashlyn Kahler-Rios, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Samantha Graff, Samantha.Graff@colorado.edu
- AILA Liaison: Hunter Knapp, Hunter.Knapp@colorado.edu
- Secretary: Brianna Champ, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Kenneth Shiau, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Events Coordinator: Breanna Boss, Breanna.email@example.com
The Intellectual Property Association (IPA) is a student group at Colorado Law for students who are interested in intellectual property law topics (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyrights). IPA is dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of, as well as opportunities in, intellectual property law for students and the community. IPA seeks to provide meaningful interaction and networking with current practitioners in the various fields of intellectual property law to help current law students discover what opportunities may be available.
- Co-President: Rachel Fore, Rachel.Fore@Colorado.EDU
- Co-President: Trevor Bervik, Trevor.Bervik@Colorado.EDU
- Secretary: Thomas Petrie, Thomas.Petrie@Colorado.EDU
- Treasurer: Kayla Enriquez, Kayla.Enriquez@Colorado.EDU
JLSA is an association of law students interested in Jewish life and legal issues related to Judaism, the Holocaust, and the Middle East. JLSA's goal is to give students an opportunity to connect with other Jewish students and to connect them as well with legal professionals in hopes of helping them find jobs after law school. Contact Ariel Amaru or Bobby Dishell for more information.
The Juvenile and Family Law Club (JFLC) brings together CU Law students who share an interest in this area of law. The JFLC gives students the opportunity to learn about and discuss the law and policy issues relevant to families and juveniles, as well as the practice and career concerns of juvenile and family lawyers. JFLC sponsors events throughout the year that allow students to make connections with other professionals, and volunteer with at-risk youth in the larger family and juvenile law community. Students can sign up via TWEN.
- The JFLC has sponsored programs for CU students about careers in juvenile and family law, bringing professionals to campus and facilitating discussions among students about relevant intern and externships.
- JFLC students have an ongoing relationship with Broadway Youth Shelters in Boulder, and CU students visit, bring dinner, and have led workshops in the past with foster youth and runaways.
- JFLC has also worked with the Heritage House in Louisville to publish foster youth’s creative writing and artwork.
- President: Ariane Frosh, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice-President: Sydney France, email@example.com
- Secretary: Patrick Watkins, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Natalie Fitts, email@example.com
- Click here to find us on TWEN
The Korey Wise Innocence Project is dedicated to finding and investigating substantive innocence claims made by inmates in prison. We offer students the opportunity to work under the project director while investigating an assigned case and reviewing innocence claims (all while helping you get your service pledge hours).
For more information about the Korey Wise Innocence Project, please sign up at the student orgs fair or email Anne-Marie Moyes at AnneMarie.Moyes@colorado.edu.
The LatinX Law Students Association (LLSA) serves as a conduit for a collective Latina/o law student voice at the University of Colorado. We are dedicated to promoting and sustaining the academic and personal sucess, as well as the professional development of Latina/o law students. We recognize that we cannot merely seek achievement for ourselves and forget about the progress and prosperity of our community; we are one and the same. We are committed to fostering a sense of community for all students present at CU Law.
Our goals are to:
- Articulate and promote the academic and professional needs and goals of Latina and Latino Law Students;
- Influence the legal community to effectuate positive and substantive change in the fields of legal education and the representation of the Latino community;
- Build a sense of community within the Latina and Latino Law Students;
- Make a postiive impact in the Latino community;
- Instill within the Latina and Latino Law Student and Attorney the need to use her/his professional status to effectuate positive change within the Latino community; and
- Establish strong, sustainable and respectful coalitions with students, attorneys, and organizations of color; and other organizations and individuals that espouse the goals that LLSA represents.
- Outlining and exam taking tips session
- Lunch with Administrative Law Judges
- Mentor/ Mentee program with the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
- Annual Cabin Retreat
- Annual 1L Welcome BBQ
- Co-President: Tomas Manriquez-Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-President: Anthony Vigil-Martinez, email@example.com
- Vice President: Natash Viteri, Natash.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Charissa Wood, email@example.com
- CHBA Rep: Katia Allen De Oliveira, Katia.AllenDeoliveira@colorado.edu
LADR seeks to provide students with an opportunity to learn about various areas of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration, restorative justice, and negotiation. Alternative dispute resolution methods are often used in business transactions, and LADR endeavors to provide students with an understanding of these topics. Each year LADR facilitates various lunch discussions which feature practitioners and scholars in the ADR field. Our speakers talk about career opportunities, areas of development in the ADR field, and how ADR methods can be employed as a means of resolving disputes without having to result to litigation. In addition, we seek to connect students with volunteer opportunities with the CU Restorative Justice program. All CU Law students are invited to attend LADR meetings and events. For more information, please contact LADR President Blaire Bayliss (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The CU Military Law Society is an inclusive student-run organization that is designed to bring together currently serving military, military veterans, advocates of veterans and veteran issues, law students interested in pursuing military careers. Our goal is to help MSL members realize their career goals, whether that is military service as a JAG officer or transitioning into a non-military legal career after law school. We intend to accomplish this goal by (1) connecting club members with veteran attorneys currently practicing in the Colorado legal community to help members transition into a non-military career, and (2) mentoring members on how to achieve success during and after law school. For more information, please contact Ryan Cooney at email@example.com or Nathan Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Judge Advocate Panel
- Transitioning to Private Sector Panel
- Resume Review and Interview Advice for Veterans
- Join us on Facebook
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is a non-profit federation of lawyers, legal workers, and law students. Since 1937, Guild members have been using the law to advance social justice and support progressive social movements. We have chapters throughout the United States, and our National Office is located in New York City. Mission: The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests. Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.
- Hosted speakers on immigration law, international human rights, farmworkers’ rights, criminal justice reform and the prison industrial complex, tort reform, and radical lawyering.
- Involved in Legal Observer trainings and travel to the National Convention every October.
- We actively work with other student groups and community organizations on a host of issues, and we’re always open to new ideas and projects.
- President: Amanda Blasingame, email@example.com
- Vice President: Samantha Graff, Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary: Natasha Viteri, Natasha.email@example.com
NALSA provides academic, social, and cultural support to Native American students at the University of Colorado Law School, and to any and all students interested in federal Indian or tribal law. NALSA hosts and supports numerous events throughout the academic year that provide education on Native issues, connect interested students to Indian law practitioners, and facilitate interaction with other Native American student organizations and members of the local Native community. For more information on NALSA, please contact Evan DeWitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year in September, NALSA hosts a social for the incoming students to meet the current NALSA membership. In early November, NALSA also sponsors the Fall Harvest Feast, a Native American community potluck for law students, members of the Colorado Indian Bar Association (CIBA) and Native American community members. NALSA has also participated in National NALSA Moot Court, the Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Conference, the Denver March Pow Wow, and the annual CIBA Red Rock Ramble fundraiser. In 2009, CU NALSA co-hosted the 17th Annual National NALSA Moot Court Competition with the University of Denver NALSA Chapter (the event was held at the Wolf Law Building).
President: Evan DeWitt, email@example.com
Vice President: Taylor Schad, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Sasha Strong, email@example.com
Treasurer: Ryan Lolar, firstname.lastname@example.org
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On the NALSA TWEN site, students will find organizational information about NALSA, upcoming events, opportunities (moot court and writing competitions, fellowships, scholarships, externships, clerkships, jobs, etc.) and member contributions as to current Native issues. There are also sign-up sheets for event volunteers, surveys and e-mail access to the NALSA membership.
OUTLaw provides professional, social, and academic support for LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) law students and their straight/cisgender allies. People of all ages, gender identities, gender expressions, races, sexual orientations, and political beliefs are welcome. Throughout the year, we host various social events and invite guest speakers to discuss current legal issues pertaining to the LGBTQ community. We look forward to getting to know all of you! You can find out more about us, including meeting times, by emailing Matt Vondrasek at email@example.com.
The Public Interest Students Association strives to involve students in service to the community during law school. We provide both legal and general community service opportunities to members, including Public Service Pledge opportunities. Throughout the year, we bring in speakers from public interest fields from nonprofit organizations, public defense, criminal prosecution, governmental work (local, state, and federal), and environmental law. Active members have the opportunity to apply for summer fellowships to make summer public interest worth an attractive summer option. We also partner with many other student groups, associations, and the Career Services Office to provide opportunities for students to advance environmental and social justice while engaging in networking opportunities within the greater legal community. Ultimately, we seek to help students learn about (and hopefully pursue) employment in public interest legal work after graduation. Please like us of Facebook and join our TWEN page for up-to-date information about events throughout the academic year.
- PISA Week
- Tacky Prom
- Donate a Day
- Co-President: Amanda Bishop, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-President: Rachael Wiggins, email@example.com
- Vice President: Matthew Nadel, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Paul Chin, email@example.com
- Fundraising Chair: Evan Chavez, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Service Chair: Mary Beth Melso, email@example.com
The Silicon Flatirons Student Group (SFSG) is a sister organization and the official student connection to the Silicon Flatirons Center - A Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. SFSG is a diverse group of students with wide-ranging interests in the growing fields of technology, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, telecommunications, and innovation. SFSG’s mission is to empower our members to pursue a career in technology by providing students with unique opportunities to participate in discussions on hot topics and make connections with thought leaders and practitioners. Regardless of our members’ background in technology, SFSG aims to enable students to fully utilize all that the Silicon Flatirons Center has to offer. To that end, SFSG hosts Primer Lunches to introduce conference material and provide students with a unique opportunity to meet conference speakers before the event. These Primers are a fantastic resource for anyone interested in a conference, whether they are already a subject matter expert or just think the topic sounds interesting. SFSG also provides additional opportunities for students to dive deeper into conferences by serving as Student Ambassadors. Finally, SFSG hosts social and networking events across the Front Range to connect students to the robust and diverse technology economy in Colorado.
- Artificial Intelligence Conference Primer Lunch
- Pitch Night 101: A Business & Law Networking Event
- Music Copyright Conference Primer Lunch
- President: Kelsey Fayer, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Conor May, email@example.com
- Director of Business Collaboration: John Broadbent, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Wilson Scarbeary, email@example.com
The Spanish Speaking Law Students Association (SSLSA) is the CU Law student branch of the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee. It is an ever-expanding student organization aimed at providing its members opportunities to practice their Spanish skills, and to connect with Spanish-speaking lawyers throughout the metro area through various social engagements. Additionally, SSLSA promotes community outreach by creating an avenue for its members to interpret for the Spanish speaking community at various legal events. Any students interested in learning, practicing, or using their Spanish are welcome (and encouraged) to join the SSLSA. All language levels are truly welcome.
If you have any questions regarding the group please contact: Andres Alers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- President: Andres Alers, email@example.com
- Vice President: Katia Allen de Oliveira, Katia.AllenDeoliveira@colorado.edu
The Sports and Entertainment Law Student Association (SELSA) is a club of students interested in sports law and/or entertainment law. The aim of the club is to foster interactions between the students, professors, and staff with related interests, and develop connections with professionals in the field so students can network and work towards a career in Sports and Entertainment. Our activities include lunch time speakers, THAC, the SLA conference trip, and other related events and fundraisers. This club introduces students to a specialized field of law and provides an opportunity for students to break into the highly popular and competitive industry of Sports and Entertainment Law. SELSA will have an introductory meeting during the first couple weeks that classes start. Students can also sign up via TWEN.
Students will be able to apply to participate in Tulane Law School’s annual International Baseball Arbitration Competition. Details about the competition and how to apply will be discussed early in the fall semester.
- President: Emily Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org
SALDF is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law. SALDF is dedicated to the goals of educating the law school and surrounding community about forms of institutionalized animal abuse, and engaging in projects that combat that abuse. SALDF is equally dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. The activities SALDF include hosting speakers, and events on current issues in animal rights and animal welfare law, carrying out research projects for lawyers and organizations promoting animal welfare and animal rights litigation; networking with students at other schools, conducting educational events such as information tables and video screenings on pertinent issues.
- President: Nichole Burnett, email@example.com
- Vice President: Riley Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org
As Colorado Law's student government, the Student Bar Association (SBA) represents the interests of law students generally. All students enrolled at Colorado Law are members of the SBA and may vote for SBA officers and and their respective class officers. The SBA oversees the activities of law school student organizations and allocates funding to them, administers the school's honor code with the Honor Council, and sponsors many educational, social, and athletic activities.
- President: Clarke Cooper, Clarke.Cooper@colorado.edu
- Vice President: Andrew Jacobo, Andrew.Jacobo@Colorado.edu
- Secretary: Aria Thiessen, Aria.Thiessen@colorado.edu
- Treasurer: Cooper Tollen, Cooper.email@example.com
- Events Coordinator: Lindsey Floyd, Lindsey.Floyd@colorado.edu
The University of Colorado Law Review has been the flagship academic journal at the University of Colorado since 1929. The members are currently in the process of publishing Volume 91! The Law Review is a general-interest journal of legal scholarship managed and edited by students and published four times per year. Recently, the Law Review has published articles on an array of topics, including natural resources law, constitutional law, intellectual property law, corporate/business law, criminal law, and criminal justice reform. Members of the Law Review conduct independent legal research, prepare notes and comments for publication, and edit articles written by distinguished legal scholars and fellow members. The Law Review also publishes articles presented at the annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference on Constitutional Law hosted by the Byron R. White Center. Membership also offers opportunities to rub shoulders with the large network of Law Review alums and allies. Interested students may apply for membership through the annual writing competition known as Write-On during the summer after 1L year. Members who meet the prescribed standards may receive up to six academic credits total during their two years of membership (2L & 3L year). For more information, please visit our website at lawreview.colorado.edu, or email Leah Fugere, Editor-in-Chief, at Leah.Fugere@Colorado.EDU.
- Editor in Chief: Leah Fugere, Leah.Fugere@Colorado.edu
- Managing Editor: Therese Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the University of Colorado Law Review go to our website at lawreview.colorado.edu.
The Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) sponsors and provides events, activities, and information about issues affecting women in the legal profession. In addition, WLC hosts several social events throughout the year, allowing students to get to know each other, community professionals, and law school faculty. Though the WLC provides information about women, membership and participation are open to both male and female students, faculty and staff, and community members.
To get involved, a student can attend general meetings, attend and/or participate in the sponsored events, sign up on TWEN, and volunteer for one of our many committees. During Spring Semester, students have the opportunity to run for a board position to become even more involved with the organization.
- Used Bookstore: The WLC operates a year-round consignment bookstore, offering students an affordable alternative for buying textbooks, study guides, and supplemental materials. Because this is a consignment bookstore, the quality of the books varies. If your professor does not require a brand new edition, you could save a ton of money. Bookstore hours and more details are below.
- Women in Law Panel and other brown bag lunches and speakers on a variety of topics related to women’s issues.
- Mentor/Mentee Program: WLC pairs incoming students second and third year students who serve as mentors. There is a kickoff event at the beginning of Fall Semester as well as additional events later in the year.
- Women in Law Day (WILD): WLC sponsors a visit and informational conference for women interested in the legal profession; activities include panel discussions, prominent guest speakers, and a mock law school class
- Summer Fellowship: WLC annually awards a fellowship to a 1L or 2L who will be volunteering in some capacity regarding women’s issues.
Executive Board 2019-2020:
- President: Natalie Fitts, email@example.com
- Vice President: Charissa Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary: Andi D.W. Savage, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Virginia Sargent, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bookstore Manager: Maia Labrie, email@example.com
- CWBA Representatives: Ariane Frosh, firstname.lastname@example.org & Virginia Sargent, email@example.com
Bookstore Hours: To be determined
A schedule will be posted outside of the bookstore, which is located on the first floor of the law school.
For updates to the calendar, please follow the Colorado Law Class of 2020/2021/2022 Facebook groups. If additional information is needed, contact Maia Labrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the WLC Bookstore is cash or check only. Checks must have actual addresses; they cannot be temporary checks. Checks should be made out to the University of Colorado.
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The Womxn of Color Collective (WoCC) is a group dedicated to supporting and promoting those who identify as womxn of color at the University of Colorado Law School. Through supportive networking, mentorship opportunities, and collective initiatives, WoCC seeks to achieve its purpose of enriching the educational and social experience at the law school. WoCC looks to establish a place where the concerns of womxn of color are heard, discussed, and addressed to foster conversation and uplift the student body at CU Law. Our membership is open to all students at the University of Colorado Law School.
Inactive Student Organizations
- Business Law Association
- Committee for Inclusiveness and Diversity
- Construction and Real Estate Law Association (CRELA)
- Tax Law Association
- Delta Theta Phi Fraternity
- Phi Delta Phi Fraternity
Society for Work, Employment, and Labor Law at CU (SWELL CU)