Home In The Community Education CU Law Celebrates 125 Years Education CU Law Celebrates 125 Years By Kaley LaQuea - June 12, 2017 1 of 4 On behalf of Gov. John Hickenlooper, Jacki Cooper Melmed, chief legal counsel for the governor, officially declared June 8, 2017, "125th Anniversary of University of Colorado Law School" day. "CU has produced some of the finest lawyers in our state, including six Colorado governors, countless public servants and individuals who, true to their oath, use knowledge of the law for the betterment of society," Melmed said to attendees. Dean Anaya directed the audience of the event to "reflect on the past, and look ahead to the future, " reminding attendees that in 1892, the law school's first class consisted of 25 students, one full-time faculty member and operated with a total budget of $1,500. "Wow, how things have changed," Anaya said. Melanie Kay, CU Law lecturer and director of Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, talks with Dean James Anaya at the event. Kay's instruction focuses on ethics in law. Maggi Markey and her husband Dr. Joseph Markey catch up with classmate Marilyn Averill. The three graduated from CU Law School in 1988. Maggi Markey, who practiced juvenile law, served as the first woman commissioner for Boulder County from 1975 to 1982.