Resources for Law Students
Colorado Pledge to Diversity: https://coloradopledge.com/
NAPABA 1L Internship: https://www.napaba.org/page/internshipprogram
The Colorado Supreme Court places two diverse 2L and 3L students each Spring semester with individual justices to work with them in their chambers, while the Colorado Court of Appeals places at least five diverse students each year with one or two judges to work with them in their chambers.
Interning/externing at the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals is a great opportunity to develop a one-on-one relationship with a judge, to see lawyers arguing cases, to develop a writing sample, and to get interesting professional experience that looks great in future job applications. Importantly, many people who are hired as post-graduate law clerks were externs during their second or third year of law school. Even for students who don’t want to clerk, or don’t want to litigate, working for a judge is a wonderful experience.
More than 20 judges/justices are interested in hiring externs this spring through the Diversity Program. Please contact the CU or DU internship/externship coordinator for more information. Applications are due in the fall.