Samantha Zandman

Samantha Zandman

Career Consultant

Office of Career Development & Opportunities

Professional Biography

Expertise:  Samantha is a career consultant with a focus on private sector employment opportunities and diversity and inclusion initiatives. She has experience advising on a variety of private sector careers, has contacts in firms and businesses of all sizes, and leads career-related diversity and inclusion initiatives. Samantha also advises students who want to go into solo practice, and helps coordinate Denver Law’s Solo Practice Grant Program. Samantha has presented at the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) annual national conference on how to support graduates in building and maintaining solo and small firms.

Background:  Prior to joining the CDO, Samantha practiced family law at several small firms in Denver. She remains involved in the family law community and serves on the Board of Directors of two family law non-profits, the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC) and CBR Youth Connect. Originally from Ohio, Samantha made her way to Colorado for a summer externship with the Denver City Attorney’s Office, Prosecution & Code Enforcement Section. After law school, Samantha performed legal research and docketing at Holland & Hart, LLP before practicing family law. While in law school, Samantha served as an assistant editor on the Law Review, and her note, U.S. v. Mobley: Another Failure in Crime of Violence Analysis, was published in the Akron Law Review. Samantha was also a member of the Moot Court Family Law Competition Team, and was awarded the Ernest Karam Award for Academic Excellence. She is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.


  • J.D. University of Akron School of Law, magna cum laude
  • B.A. The Ohio State University, magna cum laude