University of Colorado Law School
Today’s featured law school is the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School. During the program you will hear from the Dean of the law school, David Getches, and JD dual-degree student, Gabriella Sockmeyer.
The U.S. News & World Report ranks Colorado Law 47th in its most recent law school rankings. The school currently has a full-time enrollment of 551 students. Tuition for 2012-2013 in-state students is around $31,000 and a little over $38,000 for out-of-state students. Of the 176 graduates in the Colorado Law class of 2011, 160 (91 percent) reported employment nine months after graduation.
For the incoming class of 2014, Colorado Law received 3,175 applications requesting admission and 30% were admitted. The median LSAT score was 164 and the median GPA was 3.64.
Dean Getches says there are three things that make his law school stand out among its peers: A commitment to public service, a green campus environment, and the school’s focus on experiential learning. He suggests that, if you are interested in attending Colorado Law, you take some time to read over the faculty résumés on the school’s website; he believes it is important for students and faculty to compliment each other, particularly given the intense nature of the law school experience. Dean Getches also encourages potential applicants to reach out to current Colorado Law students and faculty in order to get a first-hand account of what the Colorado Law experience is truly like.
Our Colorado Law student perspective comes from Gabriella Sockmeyer. Sockmeyer asserts that Colorado Law was everything she wanted in a program and believes it could be that way for other students. She goes on to praise the school’s well-balanced student body, and emphasizes the great mix of opportunities offered at Colorado Law.