University of Colorado, Boulder Law School

Admissions: University of Colorado–Boulder

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 3,059
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 709
Overall acceptance rate 23.2%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 166
Number of full-time program applicants 3,059
Number of full-time program acceptances 709
Full-time acceptance rate 23.2%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 166
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.42-3.78
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 160-165
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.42-3.78
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 160-165
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: University of Colorado–Boulder

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CO
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 93.3%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 83.2%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 171
Graduates employed at graduation 79.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.0%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $60,000
Median private sector starting salary $82,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $120,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 81%
Median public service starting salary $47,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 4.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 6.0%
Percent employed in government 14.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 25.0%
Percent employed in law firms 43.0%
Percent employed in public interest 7.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.9%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 80%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 8
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.2%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.7%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.4%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 2.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.4%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 5.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 80.0%
Employment location unknown 2.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Colorado Law provides students and alumni career development counseling on resumes, interviewing, clerkship applications, and job search strategies. Office of Career Development organizes workshops, maintains a resource library, hosts career fairs and speaker series, and provides diversity mentoring, clerkships programs, on-campus interviews, resumes collections, and job postings.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 87.3%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 7.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%