Graduate Legal Studies

MLS ENRLP Requirements

MLS ENRLP candidates are required to obtain a minimum of twenty-four credits; most courses are worth three credits. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.7 to remain in good standing.

A full-time student is expected to earn the degree in one academic year (or over two consecutive semesters); a part-time student can earn the degree in 2 years. Program time limit is 3 years from the time of matriculation. Fall or Spring semester matriculation is permitted. Summer semester start may be considered with departmental approval.

All students entering the program in Summer 2017 onward are required to complete:

  • L4707 – American Legal Systems, Research, and Writing
  • L4708 – Environmental and Natural Resources Law: Concepts and Context
  • Additionally, students must complete the Capstone requirement by submitting a written product of at least 15-25 pages in an appropriate legal subject and with a significant legal research component, approved by the ENRLP Program Director. This can be achieved either through an elective course taken after the first term of the program or by registering for a 2-3 credit Directed Research project.

Students may pursue one of the following specializations (non-transcripted):

  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Mineral Law and Policy
  • International Resources Transactions Law and Policy
  • Water Law and Policy


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