Graduate Legal Studies


Denver Law Graduate Legal Studies (GLS) accepts applications throughout the year on a rolling basis. Fall 2018 applications are now open, and we will continue to accept applications until all seats are filled. 

Applicants can expect notification of an admissions decision within 4 to 6 weeks of receipt of a complete application. Please visit our frequently asked questions pages for more information, or reach out to us at with further inquiries.

Attention those Seeking English Conditional Admission: please read through this information before beginning the application process.

Application Submission

GLS accepts two types of applications: 1) the DU Graduate Admission Application and 2) the Law School Admissions Counsel (LSAC) application. We strongly suggest using the DU application if we are the only school to which you are applying. LSAC should only be used if you are applying to other LLM programs that REQUIRE it. 

Please Note: We do not accept applications for the Graduate Tax Program through LSAC. You must use the DU Graduate Admissions Application. Visit the Graduate Tax Program Admissions page for more information.

Application Deadlines 

LLM and Master of Legal Studies (semester system)

Listed deadlines are applicable to all programs except for Graduate Tax.

Summer 2018 Semester: (classes begin May 29)

  • International applicants – April 17
  • Domestic applicants – May 8

Summer semester start is only available for eligible applicants in some programs. Foreign-trained attorneys and domestic students without a US legal background are strongly encouraged to apply for Fall and Spring terms only. Contact GLS for more information.

Fall 2018: (classes begin August 13)

  • International applicants-July 2
  • Domestic applicants-July 23

LLM in Taxation and Master of Taxation (quarter system)

Spring 2018 Quarter: (classes begin March 26) – Applicants without a background in taxation are encouraged to start in an alternate term.

  • International applicants – February 12
  • Domestic applicants – March 5

Summer 2018 Quarter: (classes begin June 18)

  • International applicants – May 7
  • Domestic applicants – May 28

Fall 2018 Quarter: (classes begin September 4)

  • International applicants - July 17
  • Domestic applicants - August 7



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University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208