CU Law Profiles
Alumnus Profile

Diane Lee

Class of 2006



Los Angeles, California

Family Status


Undergraduate Institutions and Degrees

UCLA, B.S., minor, 2002

Hobbies, Sports, or Extracurricular Passions

Softball, lacrosse, and trying new outdoor activities

About Boulder

What do you like most about Boulder?

Boulder is a great area. It?s a nice suburb and college town in one. From here, hiking trails, ski slopes, and Denver are all readily accessible.

What do you like least about Boulder?

It?s sometimes nice to get away from law school and Boulder and enjoy the rest of Colorado.

What piece of advice would you give a student about moving to Boulder?

Housing is fairly easy to find. I looked at online ads of local newspapers and contacted Housing Helpers. I suggest during your first year to live fairly close to school and with roommates to help develop social ties and a support network.

About CU Law School

What piece of advice would you give a student about surviving being a 1L?

Don?t fall into the trap of comparing what you are doing to what others are doing.

What piece of advice would you give a student about getting the most out of law school?

Explore various facets of the law within and outside law school.

What piece of advice would you give a 1L or 2L as they choose their 2L and 3L courses?

After asking various people what classes I should take, I?ve come to a compromise. I?ve decided to take some subjects because I am interested in them, and some subjects because they are on the bar.

About Choosing A Law School

Why did you want to go to law school in general?

I decided to attend law school because I felt that it would empower me to affect change within the system.

What made you decide to come to the University of Colorado School of Law specifically?

The people and community atmosphere at the school.

What do you like most about attending the University of Colorado School of Law?

Definitely the people?your peers, staff, and faculty. Also, the legal community is amazing. Colorado?s population is small enough that as a student you get to know people in the field and become a part of the legal community.

What piece of advice would you give a prospective student about choosing a law school?

One often forgets to consider quality of life when choosing which law school to attend. However, quality of life is an important factor because it affects one?s academic success, outlook on law school and the legal profession, and overall happiness.

About the Law School Curriculum

What second year courses have you taken?

Income Tax (Gazur)
Intellectual Property (Raymond)
International Law (Yee)
Alternate Dispute Resolution (Clymer)
Criminal Procedure (Heiny)
Advanced Topics in Health Law and Policy (Matthews)
Trial Advocacy (Dieter)

Why did you take the courses that you chose during your 2L and 3L years?

My goal is to build a foundation in a variety of fields.

What student organizations have you been involved with at the Law School?

Women?s Law Caucus (WLC) ? Ambassador Chair
International Law Student Association (ILSA) Conference ? Panelist co-Chair
Public Interest Student Association (PISA) ? SBA Representative
LLSA ? Citizenship drives
Rothgerber Moot Court Competition