Today's law students are tomorrows progressive lawyers.  NLG Colorado is committed to encouraging and supporting law students as they find themselves moving into their careers.  "Because I was involved in NLG as a law student, I had an automatic community of friends and mentors when I moved to Denver.  Even when I am weary from the fight, I love having the support of others doing similar work," said Jes Jones.  While a traditional legal education teaches the manipulation of abstract principles to maintain the status quo, a progressive legal education stresses the importance of thinking critically and creatively, using the law as a tool to further social change. 

Summer break!

Are you prepared?

National Convention


August 2-6, 2017

Washington, d.C.

David A. Clarke, School of Law

NLG Supports Law Students!

NLG is oldest and most progressive public-interest bar association in the country.  NLG Colorado wants to encourage you to attend  #law4thepeople!  

  • The Law for the People Award will go to the Water Protector Legal Collective for their legal support work at Standing Rock.

  • Keynote Speaker, Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous Economics, Food and Energy Policy.

  • Arthur Kinoy Award winner, Oscar López Rivera, is the longest held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico, his sentence will end May 17th as ordered by President Obama just days before the end of his second term.

  • And so many more motivating attorneys and legal workers!

This year's convention is going to be amazing!    You want to be part of this!

  • Register here!

  • Volunteer to get a discounted registration fee.

  • TUPOCC offers a travel stipend.

  • If you need additional financial assistance, please email

Of course you will hear inspiring speakers, collaborate with progressive students, legal workers, and lawyers, and make new friends.  However, it's more fun to go with people you know!  So, if you are going to attend, let us know so we can connect with you.

Get involved with your student chapter!

Start the fall with support and encouragement.

NLG wants to help you get the most of your legal education, so get DISORIENTED!

NLG offers a community of support for law students, and a way of approaching your education in a fresh, progressive way.  Don't wait to the fall to get involved with the Guild!