Denver Law accepts applications for first-year JD and advanced standing JD students for the fall semester only. Transfer JD and visiting JD students can apply for any semester.
The information below is for applications to our JD program, if you are interested in a different Graduate or LLM program, please visit the Office of Graduate Legal Studies.
First-year students are those that have not previously attended law school.
To be admitted to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. No undergraduate field of study is favored, based on evidence that a strong student in any major can develop the skills of writing, analysis, and persuasion necessary for success in law school.
Law students who have satisfactorily completed one year of work at another American Bar Association-accredited school may apply for transfer to the University of Denver.
Typically, up to 30 hours of course credit from another law school can be applied to your University of Denver law degree. In some circumstances, with special approval from the Admissions Committee, up to 45 credit hours of coursework from another law school can be transferred.
Applicants that have completed a law degree from another country and want to apply for the JD program at Denver Law may apply to be considered for advanced standing.
Advanced standing students take all of the required first-year courses for the JD degree and can receive up to 30 hours of credit from their prior degree(s).
Law students currently enrolled at another American Bar Association-accredited school may apply for admission as a visiting student at Denver Law.
Individuals admitted as visiting students will receive their degrees from their home law school. The visiting student option is particularly attractive for students whose spouses are transferred to Denver or for students from other law schools who wish to begin interviewing and networking in order to practice in Denver. Students enrolled at a university outside the United States also can visit at the University of Denver for a semester or a year.
Completing your Application
In order to complete your application for admission to Denver Law, you will need to create an account with LSAC and register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Rather than submitting your application materials directly to Denver Law, you will submit your transcripts and letters of recommendation directly to the CAS and they will forward them to the law schools that you indicate.
Check your Status
You can check your application status online through the LSAC website. To log in, use the system generated username and password emailed to you by the Office of Admission. As your application moves through the review process, the most up-to-date status will be displayed online.
Please be aware that it can take several business days for documents to be processed and your application status to be updated. To help you better understand our application review process, we’ve compiled some additional information on the review process and timeline.