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. If your student organization has changed leadership, please update it here for the website to reflect the changes. Student organizations needing access to MyLaw, TWEN, or Canvas pages and for general questions, please reach out to the Student Affairs Team for assistance.
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 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 fieldwork in Boulder and surrounding areas, driving various ACLU initiatives forward as a chapter, and using free student access to legal search engines and databases 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.
The American Constitution Society of the University of Colorado Law School is a group of students concerned about the fundamental Constitutional rights within American law and politics. We believe deeply in the importance of law as the mechanism which governs the relationships between and among the individuals and institutions that form our society, and we recognize the direct relationship between legal theory and the broader political debate about the kind of society in which we live.
The mission of ACS is to harness the values of compassion and respect for each individual and to re-incorporate them into American law and politics, in order to build a stronger and more decent national community.
ACS has a nationwide network of progressive lawyers, law students, judges, scholars, advocates, and many others. ACS offers platforms for debate and discussion about both enduring principles and the issues of the day, as well as opportunities for networking, mentoring, and organizing around matters of both local and national significance. On campus, we at ACS sponsor speakers, debates, and panels alongside other organizations to further our knowledge of issues pertaining to our constitutional rights.
Interested students can join our Canvas page or reach out to John Miller, Peter Klopfenstein, or John Henry Verhoff for more information.
The Arab Law Student Association (ALSA) is an organization established to promote and support students of Arab descent in the Colorado community. Our mission is to encourage cooperation and closer communion between Arabs at Colorado Law, and to establish a forum for articulating the concerns of the Arabic descent community of Colorado Law. ALSA 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.
President: Natalie Mousa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Maysa Rashid, email@example.com
Treasurer: Nicole Bishay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Matthew Hanna, email@example.com
Event Coordinator: Dasha Boulos, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Co-President: Allie Bachman, email@example.com
- Co-President: Nicole Bishay, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President & Treasurer: Kyla Garcia, email@example.com
- Communications Director: Jordan Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 3L Advisor: Leo Nguyen, email@example.com
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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 members 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
- The Mock Trial Division of Barristers’ Council offers law students the ability to learn, practice, and hone trial skills before appearing as barred attorneys. In the Fall semester, 1Ls have the opportunity to learn about the Mock Trial program by serving as a witness for 2Ls and 3Ls competing in Colorado Law’s annual Jim R. Carrigan Cup Student Trial Competition. Then, during the Spring semester, 1Ls can put their litigation skills to the test in the annual mock trial competition against the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where they will be coached by CU's Mock Trial National Team Members and judged by practicing attorneys and local judges. As 2Ls and 3Ls, law students can compete in the aforementioned Carrigan Cup as well as try out for Colorado Law's National Mock Trial Team, through which students compete all over the country in prestigious external competitions. Currently, the AAJ National Team are the reigning Regional Champions of the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition.
- For more information, please contact: Suchinder Kalyan, Mock Trial President at Suchinder.Kalyan@colorado.ed or join the Mock Trial Canvas Page.
- Moot Court
Moot Court simulates appellate-level proceedings, wherein law students are given the opportunity to write an appellate-style brief and present oral argument in front of a panel of judges. 2L and 3L students are invited to compete in the Breanna Boss Memorial Internal Moot Court Competition (Boss) in the fall semester for a chance to qualify for the Moot Court division of Barristers’ Council. Participation in Boss is required for students to take part in Colorado Law's Rothgerber Moot Court Competition in the spring, as well as external appellate advocacy competitions that take place all over the country. These competitions allow participants to develop their legal writing and showcase their oral advocacy skills in front of fellow students, practicing attorneys, and various federal and state judges.
Transactional competitions provide law students interested in transactional law with the opportunity to hone their contract drafting, negotiation and arbitration skills. 1Ls are invited to participate in the Spring intraschool competition, where students will tackle the drafting and negotiating of 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 of choice such as entrepreneurial law, sports law, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and more.
- For more information, please contact Kaden Dailey, Transactional President at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Transactional Canvas Page.
- Mock Trial Division
- President: Suchinder Kalyan, email@example.com
- Carrigan Cup Co-Chair: Karinna Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carrigan Cup Co-Chair: Ricardo Zorce, Ricardo.email@example.com
- PGT Co-Chair: Kristina Maude, Kristina.Maude@colorado.edu
- PGT Co-Chair: Alexis Opper, Alexis.Opper@colorado.edu
- CU/DU Chair: Marissa Joers, Marissa.Joers@colorado.edu
- Moot Court Division
- Transactional 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 descent 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.
Sign up to our Canvas page to stay up to date on meetings, events and community service volunteer opportunities.
- President: Ursula Davy, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Caileb Booze, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Michael Gulston, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Event Coordinator: Reya Roussel, email@example.com
The Breakthrough Student Group provides students at the University of Colorado Law School with the resources and opportunities to gain transactional and entrepreneurial experience, all through the lens of a prison outreach program. Through its ongoing partnership with Breakthrough–an organization providing in-facility programming focused on fostering the entrepreneurial mindset and developing business skill sets for individuals experiencing incarceration–the Breakthrough Student Group provides students with volunteer opportunities to visit Colorado prisons and participate in training sessions. In conjunction with other programming and educational sessions, Breakthrough Student Group aims to educate students on successful reentry programs for individuals formerly incarcerated, and efforts to reduce recidivism rates in Colorado.
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. The Cannabis Law League hosts events with an emphasis on connecting students with current practitioners in the field of cannabis law and exploring the developing legal needs of the cannabis industry. We aim to involve CU Law students in debating and exploring the role that current and emerging drug policies play in criminal defense and social justice, as well as working to develop and support programs that promote effective drug policies and help end the drug war. The events hosted by the Cannabis Law League provide invaluable networking opportunities, connecting the Colorado Law community with legal practitioners, reform advocates, and businesspeople in the broader legal cannabis community.
- President: Shayan Abtahi, Shayan.Abtahi@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.
- President: Nara Ohk, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Elizabeth Gorske, Elizabeth.Gorske@colorado.edu
- Treasurer: Charles Dinegar, email@example.com
- Secretary: Abigail Franke, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Class of 2024 Board is comprised of class officers who are dedicated to furthering the interests of their fellow classmates.
President: Stephanie Reifenberg, email@example.com
Vice President: Anita Klaeser, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Brittney Beetcher, email@example.com
Treasurer: Justin Maloney, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Class of 2025 Board is comprised of class officers who are dedicated to furthering the interests of their fellow classmates.
The Class of 2023 Board is comprised of class officers who are dedicated to furthering the interests of their fellow classmates.
- Class Officers for 2026 have not been elected.
Colorado Disability Justice Alliance (CDJA) is Colorado Law’s National Disabled Law Student Association (NDLSA) chapter. The NDLSA “is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers with the shared goal of increasing disability diversity in the legal profession.” Created by and for law students with disabilities and students interested in disability inclusion advocacy, the NDLSA has law school chapters all over the country. CDJA is Colorado Law’s first NDLSA chapter.
With the intention of creating a lasting organization premised on increasing Colorado Law’s commitment to disability inclusion, the CDJA currently has the following goals:
1. Fostering connections between Colorado Law students and the greater disability law community
2. Providing networking and mentoring opportunities for law students with disabilities
3. Establishing connections with prominent disability law organizations and organizations promoting disability inclusion
4. Establishing safe spaces for students with disabilities to discuss frustrations and experiences;
5. Enhancing the formal legal education by exposing students to disability law learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom; and
6. Encouraging student engagement with legal and social barriers to disability inclusion.
Contact the executive board:
The Colorado Environmental Law Journal is CU's student-run law journal dedicated to environmental and natural resources law and policy. CELJ publishes scholarship related to environmental law, energy, natural resources, water, public lands, environmental justice, tribal law, and climate law. Students apply to CELJ through the cite-on competition in the spring of 1L or the write-on competition in the summer and participate for two years.
CLALDF 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. CLALDF 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. CLALDF is equally dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. The activities CLALDF 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: Mason Liddell, email@example.com
- Vice President: Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Blake McDonald, email@example.com
- Secretary: Shelby White, Shwh6399@colorado.edu
- Communications Chair: Julia Abolafia, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fundraiser Chair: Emma Plante, email@example.com
We are a collective of student parents, future parents, and allies. We provide resources, information, and most importantly, a place to talk and relate to other parents.
Colorado Law has a list of resources for student parents and also a Canvas page for those who want to be connected with other student parents. We encourage you to join the group! If you would like more information or would like to be added to the Canvas page, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colorado Law Adventure 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.
Colorado Law Democrats seeks to educate students at Colorado Law about what is going on in Colorado politics and policy, empower students to get involved in the electoral process and connect students to politicians and professionals involved in Colorado politics.
- Co-Chair: Mariah Bowman, email@example.com
- Co-Chair: Brooks Fordham, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice Chair: Lucas Elek, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Michael McCarthy, firstname.lastname@example.org
- SBA Representative & Executive Board Member At-Large: Christopher Hooyman, email@example.com
- SBA Representative & Executive Board Member At-Large: Devin Schultze, Devin.Schultze@colorado.edu
- SBA Representative & Executive Board Member At-Large: Bob Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Executive Board Member At-Large: Adora Bertero, email@example.com
- Executive Board Member At-Large: Manuela Ramirez Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 the recent SCOTUS decision regarding student-athlete to sneaker law, 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 https://ctlj.colorado.edu/ or reach out to email@example.com.
- Editor-in-Chief: Marlaina Pinto, Marlaina.Pinto@colorado.edu
- Executive Editor: Alex Brack, Alexander.Brack@colorado.edu
- Managing Editor: Nick Whynott, Nicholas.Whynott@colorado.edu
- Lead Articles Editor: Emily Troeltzsch, Emily.Troeltzsch@colorado.edu
- Production Editor: Andrew Ken, Andrew.Ken@colorado.edu
- Lead Student Note Editor: Emma Cohen, Emma.Cohen@colorado.edu
- Diversity & Outreach Editor: Isabelle Dean, Isabelle.Dean@colorado.edu
The Construction and Real Estate Law Association (CRELA) aims to provide law students at the University of Colorado Law School with a variety of resources and opportunities to connect with other students interested in pursuing a career in construction or real estate law. CRELA 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 construction and real estate law and exploring the developing legal needs within the expanding construction and real estate law market in one of the fastest growing cities and states in America. CRELA events aim to provide invaluable networking opportunities and connect the University of Colorado Law community with legal practitioners, community leaders and businesspeople in the Colorado construction and real estate field. We also aim to involve CU Law students with the construction and real estate law community through meaningful engagement in volunteer opportunities.
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 Canvas page or contact CPS President, Grant Lammers.
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.
Doman Society Executive Council Members:
- Co-Executive: Sanam Analouei, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-Executive: Mildred Alvarez Grajeda, Mildred.AlvarezGrajeda@colorado.edu
- Secretary: Sidney Williams, Sidney.Williams@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. 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
- Seminars with environmental law professors
- President: Robert Sherman, email@example.com
- Vice President: Nikki Kone, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Tristan Robinson, email@example.com
- Alumni Coordinator: Mason Lidell, firstname.lastname@example.org
- GWC Liaison: Adam Fisher, email@example.com
- Bar Liaison: Sierra Meggitt, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Events Coordinator: Brady Harman, email@example.com
- If you'd like access to our Canvas page for updates on events and resources, reach out to Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Join us on Facebook: “CU Environmental Law Society 2018” https://www.facebook.com/groups/570219830003278/
- Follow us on Instagram at @cuboulder_els
- Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment
- Natural Resources Litigation Clinic
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.
The Federalist Society offers one of its officers the chance to attend the Student Leadership Conference. In recent years this has been held at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC and at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL.
Recent Past Events:
- Oct. 23, 2020 – Stare Decisis for Originalists – Professor Randy Barnett
- Sep. 1, 2020 – A Memorial for the Hon. Stephen F. Williams – Hon. Allison Eid, Profs. Robert Nagel, Chris Mueller, and Lakshman Guruswamy
- Apr. 9, 2019 – Can a Dead Constitution Bind the Living? – Prof. Ilan Wurman
- 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
- Jan. 16, 2019 – High on Federalism: Marijuana’s Challenge to Federal-State Relations – Ilya Shapiro & Prof. Richard Collins
- Nov. 8, 2018 – Debate! The 17th Amendment, Direct Election of Senators: Enhancing or Reducing Liberty? – Prof. Todd Zywicki & Prof. Richard Collins
- Oct. 4, 2018 – Click to Shoot: The First Amendment, Second Amendment, and 3-D Printed Guns – Prof. Josh Blackman & Prof. Blake Reid
Have you ever considered working in the legal side of the healthcare industry? Are there changes you hope to see in our nation's healthcare system? Does working to affect positive change in the healthcare system intrigue you?
If you’ve considered any one of these questions, you may want to consider joining the Colorado Law Health Law Society. The Health Law Society (HLS) is a student group at Colorado Law that is dedicated to fostering awareness and dialogue about the healthcare 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 healthcare field.
Colorado Law also offers an in-depth Health Law Certificate program for those hoping to pursue a legal career in the medical field - it’s like majoring in health law! For anyone with an interest in health law, a certificate in Health Law and Policy may be a valuable asset to obtain a deeper understanding of the intersection between law and medicine, and can lead to a wealth of career opportunities in health law!
Explore a unique side of law by joining the Health Law Society at Colorado Law.
President: Hailey Adler, email@example.com
- Vice president: Audrey Arroyo, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Alison Noon McMahon, email@example.com
- Secretary: Sophie Pickering, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Event Coordinator: Maxwell Vandersloot, email@example.com
Health Law Resources:
Colorado Law | Health Law and Policy Certificate Program
Colorado Law | Health Law Career Guide
Find Us on Canvas!
Find Us on TWEN!
If/When/How at Colorado Law is a part of the national network of law students and lawyers dedicated to supporting, educating, and training the next generation of pro-choice advocates. Our network envisions transforming 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.
We transform the law and policy landscape through advocacy, support, and organizing so all people have the power to determine if, when, and how to define, create, and sustain families with dignity and to actualize sexual and reproductive well-being on their own terms. We invite you to join our nationwide network of lawyers, law students, legal professionals, and movement organizers working to make reproductive freedom a reality for all.
To learn more, please get in touch with Grace Lewellyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President: Grace Lewellyn, email@example.com
Vice President: Lara Andenoro, Lara.Andenoro@colorado.edu
Treasurer: Emma Plante, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Claire Tate, email@example.com
Community Liaison Coordinator: Sarah Mische, Sarah.Mische@colorado.edu
Community Liaison Coordinator: Lilly Guardino, Elisabeth.Guardino@colorado.edu
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: Carmen Magaña, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-Vice President: Sarah Sorenson, email@example.com
- Co-Vice President: Erin Farinelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Mykaela Delgado Schluter, email@example.com
- Secretary: Natalie Mousa, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) is a student group at Colorado Law for students who are interested in intellectual property law topics (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyrights). IPLA is dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of, as well as opportunities in, intellectual property law for students and the community. IPLA 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.
President: Kevin Peurrung, Kevin.Peurrung@colorado.edu
Vice President: Acacia Cirasunda Dettman, Acacia.CirasundaDettman@colorado.edu
Secretary: Sebastien Lasseur, Sebastien.Lasseur@colorado.edu
Treasurer: Rob Grindell, Rob.Grindell@colorado.edu
SBA Representative: Benjamin Yamada, Benjamin.Yamada@colorado.edu
The International Law Student Society (ILSS) is a union of CU students, alumni, and their peers, dedicated to supporting international fellows at Colorado Law School. Created by LLM students, our goal is to help international students to navigate Law School and live the best experience while they are at CU Boulder (either in a LLM, MSL or exchange program).
Through network and mentorship opportunities, we are here to foster connections between former and current international students and encourage international students engagement with the law school and Colorado community.
Debora Martins, President, email@example.com
Ekaterina Berezina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emils Jonins, email@example.com
Jack Magee, Jack.Magee@colorado.edu
Consolate Ndagire, firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Moot Court (IMC) organization at Colorado Law serves as a collective group for international moot court competitions through the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. This organization promotes and supports international law endeavors for Colorado Law students, encourages international law opportunities at Colorado Law School, and presents the academic challenge and adventure of learning law far beyond the United States legal system.
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 our leaders 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.
- 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.
- Events Coordinator: J.P. Gillen, email@example.com
The Korey Wise Innocence Project Student Group is a grass roots student organizations that works to raise awareness about wrongful convictions, host speakers, and engage in policy reform. Our group is committed to work towards improving policy and the post-conviction process in order to ensure the issue of wrongful conviction can be meaningfully addressed. Our group also hopes to share the stories of those who have been wrongfully convicted to provide a sense of the human impact of this issue.
- Co-facilitator: Kat Adams, Kathryn.E.Adams@colorado.edu
- Co-facilitator: Linnea Cheek, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Policy and Legislation Committee Co-Chair: Adora Bertero, email@example.com
- Policy and Legislation Committee Co-Chair: Dajonna Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Outreach Committee Chair: Sarah Rodowick, Sarah.Rodowick@colorado.edu
- SBA Rep: Emily Protz, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Madison Gallegos, Madison.Gallegos@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.
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 academic and personal success and 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 must stand in solidarity. 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 positive impact in the Latino community;
- Instill within the Latina and Latino Law Student and Attorney the need to use their 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 1L Welcome BBQ
- Game nights
- President: Mila Sicorsky, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Ursula Davy, Ursula.Davy@colorado.edu
- CHBA Rep: Manuela Ramirez, Manuela.RamirezCruz@colorado.edu
- Treasurer: Pablo Perez, Pablo.Perezemail@example.com
- Social Media Coordinator: Carmen Magaña, Carmen.Magana@colorado.edu
The CU Military Law Society is an inclusive student-run organization designed to bring together military veterans, law students interested in pursuing military careers, and serving military members. Our goal is to help MLS members realize their career goals, whether that is military service as a JAG officer or transitioning into a non-military legal career. We will facilitate these goals by providing JAG interaction and information, furthering understanding of military life, networking with veteran attorneys and judges, and providing substantive professional information for those seeking to move into a non-military legal field.
- Join us on Facebook for updates regarding MLS activities.
- Join us on Canvas for JAG and Veteran Information
- President: Ryan Koltas (Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Muslim Law Student Association is an association that is open to both Muslim and non-Muslim students. We aim at promoting diversity and increasing awareness on certain issues that impact the Muslim community from a legal, cultural, and political perspective.
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: Madeline Dobkin, email@example.com
- Vice President: Kate Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Davy Jia, email@example.com
- Secretary: Erik Zamora, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Every year in September, NALSA and the American Indian Law Program host a social for the incoming students to meet the current NALSA membership. In November, NALSA also sponsors the Fall Harvest Feast and as well as Spring Feast in late April, 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, as well as various other community events throughout the academic year.
President: Hannah Ahders, email@example.com
Vice President: Jenny Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Taylor Courchaine, email@example.com
Treasurer: Josh Bertalotto, firstname.lastname@example.org
Events Coordinator/Club Liaison: TJ Stokes, email@example.com
|NALSA Affiliate Website||http://www.nationalnalsa.org|
|Canvas Website||click here for Canvas website
On the NALSA Canvas 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 to current Native issues. There are also sign-up sheets for event volunteers, surveys, and e-mail access to the NALSA membership.
Hannah Ahders, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
- President: Adora Bertero (they/them), Adora.Bertero@colorado.edu
- Vice President: Mitchell Bradford (he/him), Mitchell.Bradford@colorado.edu
- Secretary: Grace Detwiler (she/her), Grace.Detwiler@colorado.edu
- Treasurer: Sarah Cook (she/her), Sarah.Cookfirstname.lastname@example.org
People’s Parity Project is a national organization of law students and attorneys organizing to dismantle corporate power structures in law schools and in the legal profession. We are working to unrig the courts, resist the corporate capture of the legal system, protect workers and consumers, and assist law students in pursuing legal careers which advance justice.
- President: Charlotte Goodenow, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Hannah Ahders, Hannah.Ahders@colorado.edu
- SBA & PPP National Liaison: Sydney Miller, Symi5060@colorado.edu
The University of Colorado Law school is home to the country’s first criminal defense clinic. The state of Colorado has one of the country’s most comprehensive statewide public defense systems. Recent law school classes at Colorado law have shown an increased interest in public defense as a career path. However, the option of choosing a career in public defense is one that many are not aware of until well into their time here. It is the goal of PDA to provide new students with information about the possibility of public defense as a career path and to continue to strengthen the network of dedicated criminal defense advocates in the student body as they prepare to enter the legal community post-grad.
Executive Board Members:
- Sam Edgerton, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jenn Chalifoux-Gene, email@example.com
- Maddie Curry, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Essence Duncan, email@example.com
- Becca Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zach Levi, email@example.com
- Ethan Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mcnair Shaw, email@example.com
- Scott Van Zandt, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aza Verhoeven, email@example.com
- Jordan Vinovich, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Sarah Walker, Sarah.Walkeremail@example.com
- Co-President: Addy Stearns, Aidan.Stearns@colorado.edu
- Treasurer: Nicola Cooper, Nicola.Cooper@colorado.edu
- Secretary: Alexys Aylward, Alexys.Aylward@colorado.edu
- 3L Class Rep: Casey Nelson, Casey.Nelson@colorado.edu
- 3L Class Rep: Kaden Dailey, Kaden.Dailey@colorado.edu
The Silicon Flatirons Student Group (SFSG) is a 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’ backgrounds 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. To contact SFSG, email one of our officers at the email addresses provided below.
- Artificial Intelligence Conference Primer Lunch
- Pitch Night 101: A Business & Law Networking Event
- Music Copyright Conference Primer Lunch
- Privacy at the Margins Conference Primer Topics in Law and Technology Conference Primer
- President: Sydney Weigert, Sydney.Weigert@colorado.edu
- Vice President: Jack Shapiro, Jack.Shapiro@colorado.edu
- Treasurer: Kailey Lauter, Kailey.Lauter@colorado.edu
- Secretary: Grace Lewellyn, Katherine.Lewellyn@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.
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. The SBA office is located in room 114 near the elevators on the first floor.
- President: DaJonna Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Kristina Abdalla, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Kaden Dailey, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary: Adora Bertero, email@example.com
- Events Coordinator: Niall Griffin, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 95! 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 visit our website at https://lawreview.colorado.edu or email Editor-in-Chief, Caitlin Dacus, at email@example.com.
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 all 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 panels during the lunch hour or in the evenings on a variety of topics such as salary negotiations, how to have your voice heard in the workplace, difficulties surrounding being a woman in law, and more.
- 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.
- Various social events such as cookie decorating, movie nights, picnics, and yoga.
Executive Board 2022-2023:
President: Kennedy Sheetz, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Alison Noon McMahon, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Marlaina Zollinger Pinto, firstname.lastname@example.org
- DEI Chair: Malia Eastman, email@example.com
- Secretary: Hailey Adler, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bookstore Manager: Abigail Franke, email@example.com
- WiLD Co-chair: Devin Schultze, Devin.Schultze@colorado.edu
- WiLD Co-chair: Mikaila Wahl, firstname.lastname@example.org
- CWBA Representative: Elsa Seterdahl, email@example.com
- Social Chair: Marissa Joers, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Chair: Colleen Kennedy, email@example.com
Bookstore hours are updated regularly
A schedule will be posted outside of the bookstore, which is located in Rm. 107 of the law school. For updates to the calendar, please follow the Colorado Law Class Facebook groups. If additional information is needed, contact Kennedy Sheetz at Kennedy.Sheetz@colorado.edu.
Please note that the WLC Bookstore is donation based and cash or check only. Checks must have actual addresses; they cannot be temporary checks. Checks should be made out to the University of Colorado.
- Click here to find us on Canvas.
The Women of Color Collective (WoCC) is a group dedicated to supporting and promoting those who identify as women 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 is a place that hears, discusses, and addresses the concerns of women of color. Our goal is to foster conversation and uplift the student body at CU Law.
WoCC's number one priority is to create a fully inclusive and welcoming environment to support every woman and member of our community. We are committed to growing and evolving to fulfill this mission at all times. Trans women are women. Here at the Women of Color Collective, every woman is loved and supported. We condemn all efforts that undermine our members’ mental health and well-being, whether at Colorado Law or on a larger societal scale.
The Women of Color Collective welcomes any non-man in our space, where we provide a space and platform for them to live their best, most authentic lives. WoCC is committed to standing at the front lines of fighting and dismantling patriarchy, sexism, and all oppressive forces that harm marginalized peoples. Women of color, nonbinary people of color, and gender diverse peoples of color stand together -- in unity and strength -- as influential trailblazers in the legal arena.
- Happy Hours with Women of Color Attorneys
- Community Dinners at faculty and administrator homes
- Running for Office Panels with Congressional Representatives, Senate candidates, City and County Commissioners Women of Color
- A Conversation with Congresswoman Sharice Davids
- Exclusive Screening of The Undocumented Lawyer
- 2L/3L Mentorship for 1L WoCCs
- Exam and Outlining Tips
- Co-Executive: Natalie Mousa, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-Executive: Alexandra Bachman, email@example.com
- Co-Executive: Sydney Weigert, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Reya Roussel, email@example.com
Inactive Student Organizations
If you are interested in re-starting one of the below organizations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
American Constitution Society
Delta Theta Phi Fraternity
Food Law Society
Legal Alternative Dispute Resolution Club (LADR)
Phi Delta Phi Fraternity
Privacy Law Society (now merged into one specific position within the Silicon Flatirons Group)
Society for Work, Employment, and Labor Law at CU (SWELL CU)
Spanish Speaking Law Students Association