Graduate Legal Studies

Domestic Applicant Process

Requirements and Eligibility for LLM Programs

A candidate for the LLM degree must have earned a JD or equivalent degree from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools or is approved by the American Bar Association.

Applicants may apply for the LLM while in their final year of law study; however, the JD degree must be conferred prior to matriculation in the LLM. Please see the Dual Degrees section for more information.

Admission to the LLM in American Law Practice is limited to attorneys who received their primary law degree in a country other than the United States.

How to Apply and Required Application Materials:

Online Application

There are two application options:

  1. If submitting an application ONLY for an LLM at Denver Law, please use the DU Graduate Admissions Application. This is the preferred method of application.
  2. If applying to MULTIPLE LAW SCHOOLS that require LSAC, please submit an electronic application through the Law Schools Admission Council LLM website. LSAC should only be used if applying to other LLM programs that require an LSAC application. Otherwise, DU Graduate Admissions Application is the preferred method of application to our programs.

A $65 non-refundable application fee is required. Individuals applying through LSAC may incur additional charges for LSAC registration.

Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, regardless of whether a degree was earned. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent directly from the institution to our office, or if they are sent by the applicant or a third party and they remain in an original sealed envelope from the institution.

Please note that applicants applying through LSAC will need to furnish additional copies and comply with LSAC rules and regulations.

Transcripts sent to our office should be mailed to:

Graduate Legal Studies
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2255 East Evans Avenue, Suite 390
Denver, CO 80208

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants for ALP, IBT, and ENRLP LLM programs must provide the name and contact for two individuals who can recommend the applicant for admission. The LLM in taxation requires one letter of recommendation.

Ideal choices for references include former or current professors, supervisors, or community leaders who are familiar with the applicant and can comment on the applicant’s ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate program. The applicant should specify to recommenders that the admissions committee gives a significant weight to the letters.

Personal Statement

Applicants must submit a personal statement of interest and purpose which should address future goals and proposed use of the degree, as well as other factors the admissions committee should take into consideration when evaluating their application. Submissions should be 1-2 pages, double spaced.

Resume or CV

An up-to-date resume or CV that lists previous career experience and educational history must be submitted to with all applications.

Optional Scholarship Application

Students are not automatically considered for scholarships or awards. For more information, please visit the Scholarship Opportunities page. Early application is encouraged as funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Deposit for Accepted Students

Accepted applicants will be required to submit a nonrefundable deposit of $300 in order to secure their position in the class. The deposit is deductible from the first semester’s tuition. Detailed instructions are provided in the letter of acceptance.

Application Requirements and Eligibility for Master’s Programs

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

How to Apply and Required Application Materials:

Online Application

Apply online using the DU Graduate Admissions Application.

A $65 non-refundable application fee is required.

Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, regardless of whether a degree was earned. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent directly from the institution to our office, or if they are sent by the applicant or a third party and they remain in an original sealed envelope from the institution.

Transcripts sent to our office should be mailed to:

Graduate Legal Studies
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2255 East Evans Avenue, Suite 390
Denver, CO 80208

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants for MLS, ENRLP, and MSLA programs must provide the name and contact for two individuals who can recommend the applicant for admission. The Master of Taxation program requires one letter of recommendation.

Ideal choices for references include former or current professors, supervisors, or community leaders who are familiar with the applicant and can comment on the applicant’s ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate program. The applicant should specify to recommenders that the admissions committee gives a significant weight to the letters.

Personal Statement

Applicants must submit a personal statement of interest and purpose which should address future goals and proposed use of the degree, as well as other factors the admissions committee should take into consideration when evaluating application. Submissions should be 1-2 pages, double spaced.

Resume or CV

An up-to-date resume or CV that lists previous career experience and educational history must be submitted to with all applications.

Optional Scholarship Application

Students are not automatically considered for scholarships or awards. For more information, please visit the Scholarship Opportunities page. Early application is encouraged as funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Deposit for Accepted Students

Accepted applicants will be required to submit a nonrefundable deposit of $300 in order to secure their position in the class. The deposit is deductible from the first semester’s tuition. Detailed instructions are provided in the letter of acceptance.

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

PH  (303) 871-6000
EM  webmanager@law.du.edu

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