University of Colorado Law School

University of Colorado Law School

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The University of Colorado is one of the three most difficult schools to get into in the regions. Located in Boulder, its mountainous landscape serves as the backdrop for its No. 5 ranking in environmental law.

Dean Philip Weiser said the University of Colorado has an overarching teaching theme that benefits students.

“We’re really developing students and lawyers as leaders that are entrepreneurial in their outlook,” Weiser said. “There’s really a huge reservoir of entrepreneurial efforts for improving quality in classroom, which leads to job success.”

The National Jurist ranked the University of Colorado at No. 37 of the most diverse law schools in the nation, placing it first in the regions.

“Diversity is really important to us,” Weiser said. “We’ve worked hard to develop a nurturing environment for all sorts of people. When you have diverse communities, you learn from each other.”

The student to faculty ratio is 9.68-to-1, one of the best in the region. The bar pass rate is 93.46 percent while the state bar pass rate is 86 percent. Tuition and fees for residents is $31,548. For non-residents, they are $38,334.

The University of Colorado has nine clinics and several specialty programs. The law school is also located on the edge of the main campus of the undergraduate research university, and that means learning opportunities are readily available for law students. 

Published Fall 2013

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75th Percentile1643.79
25th Percentile1563.37
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$11000
Percent receiving grants80.90%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 96.20%
NJ Employment85.1
Bar Passage87.60%
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