Student Affairs

Graduation & Bar Week

Graduation & Bar Week occurs twice a year (once in the fall and once in the spring semester) to provide programming and access to graduation vendors to complete various graduation and bar application tasks - some required, some optional. Please see below for a schedule of the presentations during Fall and Spring Graduation & Bar Week along with information about vendors available for graduation and bar prep. Note: Failure to have your individual photo taken at Graduation & Bar Week will result in not being included in the annual framed class composite photo.


Graduation & Bar Week Presentations

Please review the charts below for Spring Graduation & Bar Week for a list of the programming relevant to you as you prepare to graduate and become a licensed attorney. Sessions approved for recording will have links to access the recording available below.

The Colorado Lawyer’s Assistance Program (COLAP) will also be available at Denver Law on Tuesday, February 18th in Room 272 from 1:30 - 4:00pm for private, confidential appointments for individuals who have questions or concerns about the character and fitness portion of the bar exam or for any other personal matters.

Spring 2020

  Monday, February 17 Tuesday, February 18 Wednesday, February 19 Thursday, February 20
12:00-1:00pm
Room 165

The Road to Zero: Student Loan Repayment, presented by Jennifer Quinn, Director of Student Financial Management

Click here for the recording.

 

Navigating the Bar Admissions Application, presented by Office of Attorney Admissions

Recording not made readily available. Must contact Student Affairs to gain approval for recording link.

Value of Mentoring for New Law Grads, presented by CAMP Executive Director, Ryann Peyton

Click here for the recording.

Post-Grad Job Search: Timeline, Interviewing, Networking & Negotiation, presented by CDO

Click here for the recording.

4:45-5:45pm
Room 165
 

Navigating the Bar Admissions Application, presented by Office of Attorney Admissions

Recording not made readily available. Must contact Student Affairs to gain approval for recording link.

The Bar Prep Experience: Alumni Tips for Putting YOU in the Pilot's Seat, presented by the DU Bar Success Program

Click here for the recording.

 

 


Graduation Vendors

Graduation vendors will be on campus during Fall and Spring Graduation and Bar Week during the dates and times listed below. Please review the task list below for various required and optional vendor activities:

Spring 2020 | First Floor & Forum

Monday, February 17 Tuesday, February 18 Wednesday, February 19 Thursday, February 20
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Graduation & Bar Week Vendor Tasks:

  1. Graduation Regalia Rental (cap & gown) – Josten’s provides the rental and cleaning services for the May 2020 Commencement Ceremony graduation regalia.
    1. Order your Denver Law regalia (free of charge) for the May 2020 Commencement Ceremony (click here).
    2. Regalia is not available for the December Graduate Reception.
    3. Orders placed after April 1, 2020 will be assessed a late fee paid by the student.
  1. Graduation Announcements, Thank You Notes, Class Rings & Diploma FramesJosten’s will also provide information about ordering your announcements, thank you cards, class ring and/or law school diploma frame. Diploma frames can additionally be found at the DU Bookstore. Please note that the diploma frame should fit an 11"x14" document.
     
  2. Fingerprinting for Colorado Bar Exam. Contact Colorado Fingerprinting or Identigo for fingerprinting services off-campus more affordable than the on-campus option. These are the only two options approved by the Colorado Legislature. You can no longer get fingerprinting done at a local police department.
    1. ON-CAMPUS: Convenient Electronic Fingerprint Processing for Colorado Bar - Colorado Fingerprinting offers a very convenient on-campus fingerprinting service that includes all fees; students do not have to travel; and there is nothing to mail. The simple process is outlined below.
      1. Registration - Students will register for fingerprinting online and provide all of the information needed for their fingerprinting.
      2. Event Code - Students will use an event code to select their preferred day and time for fingerprinting.
      3. Payment $59.50 Total - Students pay the CBI fees ($49.50) online with credit card and pay for the fingerprinting fee ($10) at the time of their fingerprinting.
      4. Fingerprinting - Students come on their scheduled day and time for fingerprinting and digital photo - this takes about 5-10 minutes.
      5. CBI Results - The results are returned from CBI to the Colorado Board of Law Examiners/Colorado Supreme Court for review.
    2. To schedule an appointment for Tuesday, February 18th, download and follow these instructions: Download DU Feb 18 2020 Onsite Instructions.pdf
    3. To schedule an appointment for Wednesday, February 19th, download and follow these instructions: Download DU Feb 19 2020 Onsite Instructions.pdf
    4. To schedule an appointment for Thursday, February 20th, download and follow these instructions: Download DU Feb 20 2020 Onsite Instructions.pdf
  1. Class Composite Individual Photos – All Denver Law students must have their individual photos taken during Graduation & Bar Week (fall or spring) in order to be included in the Class of 2020 composite. Failure to have your photo taken at Fall or Spring Graduation & Bar Week will result in not being included in the annual framed composite.

Click here to schedule your photography appointment during Graduation & Bar Week.

 

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  1. Photography Rules and Guidelines: To help ensure you have the best headshot possible, we suggest the following:
    1. Wear your hair and make-up as you normally would.
    2. Dress professionally. No hats and no casual attire.
    3. Your clothing choice is most important. We suggest solid colors in medium to dark tones. Avoid white unless it is under a coat or jacket.
    4. We also STRONGLY advise you to avoid light-blue pinstripe shirts and ties. These do not reproduce well on many digital formats and sometimes in print.
    5. Retouching will remove any blemishes and fly away hair, plus soften lines and tone-down shine for your most professional look.
    6. The Student Affairs office may elect to remove any picture from the final composite board that is unprofessional, deemed inappropriate, or may reflect poorly on the University. All pictures on the final composite board must be of the individual graduate. Pictures taken with friends, family, pets, etc. will not be allowed on the final composite board. The Office of Student Affairs will make the final determination as to the composition of the composite board.

***Failure to have your photo taken at Fall or Spring Graduation & Bar Week will result in not being included in the annual framed composite.***

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