Assistant Dean for Career Development
327C Wolf Law Building
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 492-6392
- Meet with first and second-year students one-on-one to assist in their searches for academic year and summer employment
- Counsel third-year students and recent graduates about entry-level job options
- Build relationships with legal employers through extensive personal contact
- Coordinate events to educate students about their career options and to introduce them to potential employers
- Compile and analyze statistics related to employment goals
Before rejoining the Career Development Office (CDO) of Colorado Law in September 2011, Todd Rogers led career services efforts at the University of Kansas School of Law for eight years. Todd is a 1998 honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. As a student, he gained exposure to litigation and transactional work with Jones Day in Dallas, Texas and published an award-winning article in UT Law's Review of Litigation.
After graduation, he served for two years as a judicial clerk for Justices Jan Patterson and John Powers at the Texas Court of Appeals in Austin. Todd then spent then 2000-01 academic year at Colorado Law working for Assistant Dean Anthony Bastone, one of the nation's most experienced and respected legal career services experts. Todd then joined the litigation section of Lathrop & Gage, a Kansas City-based firm. Two years into his law practice, Todd accepted KU Law's offer to return to student services.
Todd coaches Colorado Law students and alumni on career paths, professional networking, resume and cover letter drafting, interviewing skills, and more. He also builds relationships with traditional legal employers, and an increasing number of non-traditional employers, to learn about their hiring needs and assist in their recruiting efforts. Many of these employers post job opportunities with the CDO, while others take advantage of a less formal matchmaking process.
Under Todd's leadership, the CDO also sponsors several speakers' series to bring together students and employers, including a Build Your Network series, Career Perspectives, Hot Jobs, Wednesday Morning coffees, and Lunch 'n Learn. The CDO also sponsors an annual JD Pathways career conference during which students can participate in mock interviews, two networking events, and ten panel discussions about taking ownership of their careers.
In his spare time, Todd enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, attending college basketball and football games, and training for road races. He is also proud to have served as a Big Brother with Douglas County (KS) Big Brothers Big Sisters from 2005-10.