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To be admitted to as an advanced standing student you must have obtained a law degree from another country.

Advanced standing students take the same required first-year courses as do our first-year students and they can receive up to 30 credit hours of transfer credit from their prior degree. The amount of transfer credit will be determined by our Academic Dean and Registrar.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application. The application will include your:
    • Resume – should list employment experience, educational background and extracurricular and community activities. It should also include any honors and awards you have received. Please include dates for all items on your resume.
    • Personal statement – Keeping in mind the fact that your LSAT score and undergraduate GPA are only a part of what the Admissions Committee will consider, you should take this opportunity to explain to the committee why you should be selected for admission to the Sturm College of Law. Topics that the committee may consider helpful in evaluating your qualifications may include:
      • Significant personal experiences beyond what may be reflected in your transcripts and on your resume.
      • Characteristics and experiences that you will bring the Sturm College of Law and the legal profession that distinguish you from other applicants.
      • Long-range career plans and goals that you intend to pursue with your law degree.
      • The intellectual contribution you will make to the classroom.
    • $65 non-refundable application fee
  • Completed Credential Assembly Service Report from LSAC. This requires the following items:
    • Valid Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score
    • All transcripts from any post-secondary schooling completed in and outside of the US. A foreign credential evaluation will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and included with your CAS Report.
    • Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers evaluating your analytical skills, writing ability, and/or personal integrity.
  • A TOEFL or IELTS score is required unless you have completed a post-secondary degree at an institution whose language of instruction and testing is English. The whole program of study must have been completed in English.
    • Request that your test scores be sent from the testing organization to LSAC
      • LSAC TOEFL Code: 0058
    • The University of Denver requires the following minimum scores:
      • TOEFL Paper-Based Test: 587
      • TOEFL Internet-Based Test: 95
      • IELTS: 7.0