University of Denver

Kristen Uhl Hulse

Legal Education and Employment Advisor
Assistant Professor of the Practice, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Kristen Uhl Hulse is the Legal Education and Employment Advisor for IAALS' Foundations for Practice project. She teaches in the top-ranked Legal Externship Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, leveraging over fifteen years of experience lawyering and leading professional development in large and mid-sized law firms and advising law students about private sector legal careers. She joined Denver Law from the San Francisco-based law firm Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, where as Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development she worked closely with partners and associates on a broad range of recruitment, retention, mentoring, training, and other professional development initiatives. Kristen began her legal career as an investment management associate with Dechert LLP in Washington, D.C., and London. To round out her practice with Dechert, she served on multiple firm-wide committees and launched a pro bono clinic for registered charity organizations. She then transitioned to the law school setting to hold career and professional development advisory roles with Georgetown University Law Center, Columbia Law School, and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  

Kristen serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Development Consortium (PDC). She is also active in the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA). She publishes and presents frequently on strategies for advancement in private practice, emerging legal opportunities, and collaboration between law school faculty and legal employers to produce practice-ready graduates.