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LAW SCHOOL PROFILE 1.800.973.1177 The University of Colorado School of Law [by Christina Poon] The University of Colorado has it all - prestige (it consistently ranks among the top 50 law schools in the country), atmosphere (its beautiful Boulder cam- pus boasts the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop), and, most importantly, a sense of community and a top-notch education. The University of Colorado School of Law was class. Narrowing down the pool of candidates Unique to the university is its Lend-A-Law- founded in 1892 and has since maintained a even further, out of those 165 students, at Student Program. The program primarily solid history of higher education and excel- least 55% must be residents of Colorado (in serves pro-bono Colorado attorneys or lence. Ranked 40th on the annual U.S. News line with policy as a public institution). nonprofit organizations by making CU law & World Report list of tier-one law schools, students available for any jobs or projects. the university continues to be one of the The University of Colorado bases its admis- Students volunteer their time doing re- strongest public law schools in the nation. sions decisions heavily on LSAT scores and search, investigations, brief writing, or any undergraduate GPA. As of 2003, the median other related tasks. Involvement in the legal The University of Colorado stands apart from LSAT was 162, and the median GPA 3.62. community encourages students to build its competitors, in particular for its pristine While scores may be slightly above average, relationships within Boulder and achieve location. Lying at the foot of the Rocky Moun- other factors are taken into consideration, hands-on experience before beginning their tains, the Boulder campus overflows with including background, experience, and legal careers. greenery and an abundance of beautiful trees interests. In order to increase cultural and and lakes, creating a most serene atmo- ethnic diversity, the University of Colorado The success rate of legal placements after sphere-a Utopia for the average frazzled law abides by a policy of affirmative action. The graduation is excellent. More than 97% of the student. The 215-plus buildings add an extra small School of Law, therefore, represents a school’s graduates find employment, with dimension of beauty to this perfect campus- diverse community of talented individuals. approximately 46% joining legal firms, 20% with Italian-style architecture, sandstone becoming judicial clerks, and approximately walls, and red-tile roofs. If you can make your way into this selective 13.5% finding positions within the govern- pool of candidates, you’ll be sure to enjoy the ment. The School of Law lies in the southwestern small student-to-faculty ratios (14:1), the part of campus in the Fleming Law Build- beautiful panoramic views, and, best of all, Apart from academics, quality of life is good ing, with an adjacent library that houses an the low cost of attendance. in Boulder. Living in this natural environment extensive collection of works and research definitely has its perks. Aside from absorbing materials. Wireless Internet is available to The University of Colorado boasts the lowest the beauty that embodies the campus, many all students within both the law building and tuition and fees in the nation--$7,645 for students take advantage of the mountainous library. Plans are underway for the con- Colorado residents and $22,781 for non- area to hike, bike, or backpack during the struction of the Wolf Law Building-another residents. While the fees may be low, the warmer seasons and ski during the snowy beautiful addition to the series of Italian education the school offers is nothing short winters. Renaissance buildings. The designs of the of excellent. Classes are often smaller than new building and its surrounding landscape 85, allowing for uninhibited discussion. In The campus is beautiful and the academics are gorgeous. order to further encourage the students to are first-rate at the University of Colorado familiarize themselves with professors, the School of Law. Entering its 112th year, the The admissions process at the Colorado university also places its first-year students university will continue to build a strong School of Law is selective, and gaining en- in at least one class of 30 or fewer students. community of scholars and maintain its long trance may be particularly difficult for a non- The university is known for its strong net- tradition of excellence. resident. Out of more than 3,000 applicants, work of relationships among students and only about 700 are offered admission, with faculty members. an average of 165 students in each entering PAGE 1
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