Colorado Law Schools

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As one of the 50 states in the United States of America, Colorado hosts 2 law schools that have national reputation. Check Countryaah to see a list of all towns, cities, and counties in the state of Colorado. By clicking on links to each city, you can find high schools, colleges, and universities within Colorado.

University of Colorado–Boulder Law School

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.A. International Affairs; J.D./M.S. EnvS.; J.D./M.D.; J.D./M.URP.; J.D./Ph.D. EnvS.; J.D./M.S.T.

Student activities: Colorado Law students produce 3 journals (Law Review, Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, and Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law), compete in 9 moot court competitions, and participate in 31 student organizations.

Address: Wolf Law Building, 2450 Kittredge Loop Road, Boulder, CO 80309

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.A. International Studies; J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./M.A. Philosophy; J.D./M.A. Economics; J.D./MIM; J.D./MSLA; J.D./PSY; J.D./L.L.M. TAX; J.D./MPP; J.D./M.A. Mass Communications; J.D./M.S. Computer Science; J.D./RECM; JD/GSIS

Student activities: Students actively participate in a variety of law reviews and groups. Some representative examples include Moot Court, competitive trial teams, Public Interest, NALSA, BALSA, Latino Law Student Association, Outlaws, SBA, Business Law, Environmental and Natural Resources, International Law, ADR,Children’s Rights, etc..

Address: 2255 E. Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208

Before you can study in any of the above 2 law programs in Colorado, you will need to take the Law School Admissions Test. The exam dates throughout the year are also provided on the site.

Colorado Overview

Colorado, a mountain state of the western United States; 270,000 km2, 5.1 million residents (2011). The capital is Denver with 600,200 residents (2010). Enlisted in the Union in 1876 as the 38th State. Nickname: The Centennial State. Check searchforpublicschools for public primary and high schools in Colorado.

Over 80% of the population lives in an urban belt that extends along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains from Fort Collins in the north via the two largest cities, Denver and Colorado Springs, to Pueblo in the south. This high-traffic belt marks the transition between the flat, semi-dry prairie in the east (about 2/5 of the area) and the mountain ranges and the high-lying plateaus in the west. The prairie is dominated by mechanized irrigation (wheat, maize, sugar beet, alfalfa), while the mountain areas are covered by forests, meadows and cultivated fields. Highest point is Mt. Elbert (4399 m) followed by more than 800 snow-covered peaks above 3000 m. Near the waterfront Continental Divide springs several major rivers, of which South Platte and Arkansas have drainage to the east, while the watery Colorado River is heavily regulated and since 1959, when the impressive Colorado-Big Thompson Project was completed, via pipelines has supplied water to the prairie areas in addition to rapidly declining groundwater reserves.

In connection with agriculture there are sugar factories, breweries (Coors) and a significant meat industry. Other important industries are the electronics, chemical and aerospace industries, which through federal investment have been a major cause of industrial growth since World War II. Several research labs are also run for federal funding, including one of the world’s leading centers of atmospheric exploration, NCAR in Boulder. Colorado is home to air bases, the headquarters of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Formerly dominant mining has diminished in importance, but besides a large production of coal, oil and natural gas, Colorado is still among the United States’ leading producers of gold, silver, uranium and alloys (molybdenum, vanadium, etc.). Several of the 1800’s many small mining towns, including Aspen, Breckenridge and Telluride, have emerged as exclusive holiday centers since the 1950s, attracting millions of tourists (skiing) in particular in the winter. In addition, the mountain areas offer spas, rafting, fishing, golf and cycling, which have all made tourism one of the state’s largest and fastest growing industries. Attractions include the Black Canyon and Great Sand Dunes National Monuments and Rocky Mountain and Mesa Verde National Parks.

US acquired most of Colorado at Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and the rest was annexed 1848. The US settlement however took first speed after gold discoveries around 1860 and rail links in the 1870s, as the original inhabitants, prairie tribes Cheyenne and Arapahoe in the east and mountain Indians ute in the west, was forced to relocate to Oklahoma and Utah. The silver find at Leadville in 1877 led to a fivefold increase in population during the 1880s, but the following decade’s tight monetary policy in the United States limited silver production and threw the state into a protracted economic crisis.

Colorado Law Schools