University of Colorado Law School

University of Colorado Law School

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Established in 1892, the University of Colorado Law School ( is one of the top public law schools in the United States. Located at the base of the inspiring Rocky Mountains, the school’s curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities prepare students for success in today’s changing legal environment. Its mountainous landscape in Boulder serves as the backdrop for its A+ grade in environmental law. The school’s diverse student body represents over 100 undergraduate institutions, and last fall the school welcomed its most diverse 1L class ever. A deliberately low student-to-faculty ratio enables meaningful engagement between faculty and students inside and outside the classroom.

The school also excels in Intellectual Property (A+), Business law (A), and Family law and Public Interest (A- each). It is also ranked No. 5 in the nation for legal tech. In addition to the specialties, the school’s nine clinics and three research centers focus on the school’s nationally recognized areas of strength, including natural resources and environmental law, American Indian law, juvenile and family law, business and entrepreneurial law, and technology and intellectual property law.

The school earns an A- for best value, delivering a stellar employment rate and bar pass rate. It recorded a 94.86 percent ultimate bar pass rate for the class of 2016. 

Its state-of-the-art, LEED Gold-certified building is ranked No. 11 in the nation, making it the best in the West. 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. 

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75th Percentile1643.82
25th Percentile1563.41
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$11500
Percent receiving grants79.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 88.00%
NJ Employment83.17
Bar Passage82.35%
Academic Profile
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Family Law/Child & Family
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy