The average GULC income of a grad - according to their own numbers is roughly $89k. If 80% of the student body was going to BIGLAW, then that number would be substantially higher.Also, what your CDO reports is always going to be fluff dude.Lastly, I hate to break it to you, but firms with more than 100 lawyers is not BIGLAW lol. That's a midsize firm at best, likely not paying market.
Biglaw is the AmLaw 200. That is a BIG firm by definition.
Not to mention the fact that you aren't going to have the same caliber of clients in denver that you have in NYC, Washington, or LA.
Also, its not up for argument, biglaw is biglaw lol. It is the AMLAW 200. Sure, a firm in denver may pay 120k, but its a midsized firm at best, not biglaw.