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A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS (AGAIN): Just over half of students who graduated from the state’s two law schools in 2011 obtained full-time jobs in the legal field, according to statistics from the American Bar Association. A report issued Monday showed 55 percent of the graduates of Denver University’s Sturm College of Law and 52 percent of the University of Colorado’s School of Law graduates were employed full-time as lawyers.

STILL IN OUR THOUGHTS: University of Denver law professor Ann Scales this week was moved to hospice after last week suffering an unknown brain trauma. She was taken off life-support on Friday.

RELEASING HIS OPINION ON THE METRO STATE TUITION BREAK: Attorney General John Suthers.

GOOD-ISH DIVERSITY NEWS: The percentage of minority attorneys at the nation’s largest law firms held relatively steady last year—and considering how fragile diversity numbers can be, we’ll consider that good news.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? NPR compiled the songs of summer from 1962 to 2012. Did they hit — or miss — the mark?

SPEAKING OF MUSIC, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION MUSIC LINEUP: Skynyrd, Adkins, Kid Rock.

ANGERS ENVIROS FOR TWO DAYS STRAIGHT:John Hickenlooper.

THAT’S TERRANCE CARROLL in today’s USA Today.

FOUR ACCUSED OF SELLING BOGUS CYCLING PARTS.

LATERAL WATCH: Schuchat Herzog & Brenman adds one.

LATERAL WATCH: Sweetbaum Sands adds one.

FOGG WILL FOCUS ON LEGAL SERVICES.

THAT’S A LOT OF PRESSURE: Is it a wise governance move to hand off a major internal investigation to your general counsel? That’s what Rupert Murdoch’s New York-based News Corporation did this week when it announced that its Management and Standards Committee will now report to Gerson Zweifach, group general counsel.

URGED FOR QUICK SETTLEMENT: Former Dewey partners.

MAKING THEIR CASE:  Lawyers backing the admission of an undocumented immigrant to California’s Bar told the state Supreme Court on Monday that state and federal laws are no barriers to Sergio Garcia’s efforts to become a licensed attorney.

STILL WITH STARS IN THEIR EYES: Prospective law students.

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

COLORADO SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT SCHEDULE

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.

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