Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#5 in Environmental Law
Law School Overview
The Law School at University of Colorado--Boulder has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the Law School at University of Colorado--Boulder is $65. Its tuition is full-time: $31,495 per year (in-state) and full-time: $38,281 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 9.7:1. The Law School at University of Colorado--Boulder has 59 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
At the University of Colorado—Boulder Law School, students can graduate with a J.D. in as little as 2.5 years. Students can focus their legal education through elective curriculums in areas including environmental and natural resource law and intellectual property, technology, and telecommunication. There are also a variety of dual degree programs, such as a J.D./M.B.A. through the Leeds School of Business, a J.D./Master of Urban and Regional Planning via the College of Architecture and Planning, and a J.D./M.D. program through the CU—Denver School of Medicine.
In addition to a traditional legal curriculum, the school has an Experiential Learning Program that sets students up in clinics, externships, and a voluntary public service program that commits students to at least 50 hours of pro bono work before graduation. Students can also get involved in school centers, such as the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and the Natural Resources Law Center.
There are more than 30 student organizations to check out, including the Colorado Election Law Project and the Sports and Entertainment Law Student Association, as well as three legal journals: the University of Colorado Law Review; the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy; and the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law.
Notable alumni of the CU School of Law include Chuck Berry, president of the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry, and Glenn Jones, a pioneer in the technology industry who founded various entities including Jones International University, an online school, and Great American Country, a 24-hour country music cable TV network.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 15|
|Full-time program application fee||$65|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(303) 492-7203|
|Full- and part-time faculty||59|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||175|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $31,495 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$12,050|
|Employed at graduation 2||33.5%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$70,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$50,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||769,388|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data