From my own experience during the interview process, I believe there's a recognition that CU is the higher ranked school. In the end though, once you get into the interview room, school rankings takes a back seat to your own personality.
If you are interested in Telecom, you couldn't have picked a better school. We have a superstar in Phil Weiser and he brings well known experts in the field to present at the Silicon Flatirons conferences. People like Vint Cerf (debatably one of the founding fathers of the internet) frequently appear at these conferences. The cool thing is that students can volunteer to pick up participants from the airport. It's quite an opportunity to have these people as a captive audience. The school also received funding last semester for a new technology clinic so the technology and telecom offerings are growing.
I'm not that familiar with the Environmental law offerings but judging by the US News specialty rankings, the school is highly thought of.
When I was picking 2L classes a few weeks ago, I didn't feel that the relatively small class size of the class restricted course offerings. The faculty has diverse interests and you'll see classes like Law and Literature, taught by our very own mystery writer Mimi Wesson, in addition to the typical offerings.