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We encourage you to visit at your earliest opportunity. If we know when you are planning to visit us, we can arrange for your tour to include visits to various classes and meetings with student leaders and faculty members. To schedule a visit, please contact the Admissions Office at 303.871.6135.
Important Reminders and Information
DU ID Number
You have been assigned a DU ID number which was included in your admission letter/email (and most other application correspondence from our office). This ID number, which starts with “87…” is used to uniquely identify your records at the university. Having this number handy will help various offices on campus look up your student record.
webCentral is our online student portal. Through webCentral, you can pay your tuition deposit, view your financial aid award information, and complete many other tasks, such as: registration, paying your bill, waiving your health insurance, etc.
To access webCentral, you will need your DU ID number and a password. The first time you access webCentral, your default password will be your birth date in a MMDDYY format.
As an admitted student, you will have access to the “Incoming Graduate Student” tab, which will have a lot of information for incoming students. Once you pay your deposit, you will receive access to the “Law Student” tab which will have additional functions that are available only to deposited students (waiving health insurance, paying your bill, registration, etc).
In order to confirm your intention to attend Denver Law, you will need to submit your first $300 tuition deposit by April 24, 2014 and a second tuition deposit of $300 by June 12, 2014 (Transfer and advanced standing students pay only one $300 deposit, the due date for which is in your admission letter). These deposits are non-refundable and will be credited toward your first tuition payment. Our tuition payment center allows you to pay your deposit using electronic check (ACH) or credit card. You may also send in a check directly to the Office of Admissions.
To pay your tuition deposit online:
- Go to: webCentral (login instructions above)
- Go to the “Incoming Graduate Student” tab
- Follow the directions under “Submit Admission Deposit” in the center column
If you prefer to mail in a check, please make it out to the “University of Denver” and mail it to:
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Office of Admissions
2255 E Evans Ave, Suite 115
Denver, CO 80208
Admitted applicants must complete their file by providing the Admissions Office with official transcripts from all educational institutions attended since high school. Official transcripts must be sent to the Admissions Office directly from issuing institution and must indicate your final grades and any degrees received. These will need to arrive before the start of school. Copies sent to LSAC as part of your application are not official transcripts.
Have your transcripts sent to:
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Office of Admissions
2255 East Evans Avenue, Suite 115
Denver, CO 80208
Colorado law (see Colorado Revised Statutes 25-4-901 to 909) and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment requires all college and university students physically present on campus and enrolled for one or more classes, submit proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella. For detailed information about this requirement and instructions for submitting proof of immunity, go to the Health and Counseling Center website.
If proof of immunity is not provided to the HCC, you will not be allowed to register for classes. In the event of an outbreak of one of these viruses on campus, you will be withdrawn from classes by the Health Department until the outbreak is contained. You will not be eligible for a tuition credit under these circumstances.
For more information contact:
The academic calendar is published annually by the Registrar’s Office. For 2014-15, orientation for new students will be held the week of August 11th, 2014. The first day of classes will be August 18th, 2014.
Financial aid is important to most students attending law school. Our Office of Student Financial Management is here to help you understand your options and help you prepare for a successful law school career.
Their website lists a lot of information about the financial aid process, including information about:
Cost of Attendance
Students can receive financial aid up to their Cost of Attendance (or Student Budget). The cost of attendance includes both direct costs (tuition and fees) which are billed by the university and indirect costs (living expenses, books, etc) which are not billed directly to you but are a part of the costs of attending law school. It is meant to provide an estimate of the cost of one academic year at Denver Law; each students actual expenses, especially living expenses, will vary.
2013-14 Cost of Attendance – the Cost of Attendance for the 2014-15 academic year will be available in March 2014.
Tuition Payment Options
Tuition is typically due 10 days before classes begin. Fall semester 2014 tuition bills are due August 8th, 2014. Bills will be emailed mid-July reflecting the amount due after financial aid has been applied.
We encourage you to plan early and consider a variety of options as you prepare for your arrival in the fall.
Most new law students choose to live off-campus. Our Off-Campus Housing Office lists some resources to help students look for off-campus housing. For the 2013-14 academic year, on-campus housing was not available to graduate students. Availability for the 2014-15 year has not been determined.
Some other links you may find useful for your housing search are:
Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting in May. There is no deadline to purchase a permit; however, permits must be purchased by early July if you want the added to your fall bill. After this point, the only payment method online is credit card. Cash and checks will be accepted at the Parking Office.
Keep in mind that high demand Restricted permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, the earlier you purchase your permit the more likely it is that you will get your desired lot choice.
A DU Parking Map is available online.
For information about parking permits or to purchase a permit contact:
Health Insurance and Health and Counseling Fee
All students attending the University of Denver are required to participate in the Student Health Insurance Plan if they do not have adequate personal health insurance coverage. The 2013-2014 premium is $1,210.00 per semester.
Additionally, all Denver Law students charged a Health and Counseling Fee which covers many of the services provided by the Heath and Counseling Center (HCC). The Health & Counseling fee is $234 per semester.
You may waive the Health Insurance if you have other coverage. You also have a choice to waive the Health and Counseling Fee; doing so will mean that you would be charged an office visit fee for going to the HCC and would need to pay for all services up front.
Health insurance may be waived online through the “Law Student” tab of webCentral. The Accept/Waive Health Insurance link is listed under the “Registration Tools” box.
For information about the Health Insurance Plan and Health and Counseling Fee, please contact:
Health and Counseling Center
Orientation is mandatory for incoming first year day and evening students. It is structured to allow you to learn about the law school, meet fellow students, faculty, and administrators, and take care of all necessary business before classes begin. Orientation is scheduled for the week of August 11th, 2014.
- Additional information about orientation will be emailed out by the Student Affairs Office in July.
- You can view last year’s orientation schedule online
First-year and advanced standing students are automatically scheduled for their classes. The day division is divided into four sections and the evening division is its own section. Students in each section take their required core courses together and divide into even smaller groups for the school’s unique Lawyering Process course, which gives first-year students early, hands-on exposure to the crucial skills of research, writing, negotiation, and persuasion. Class schedules will be sent out in mid-July.
Transfer and visiting student will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar with registration information once your deposit/letter of intent are received.
Law books for incoming first year students will be available for purchase in August. Please be aware that, although unlikely, your class schedule may change up to and including the first day of orientation. In the event that your class schedule changes and you need to return or exchange your books. For a full refund, please do not take books out of their original packaging or write in them until you receive your final schedule at orientation. The DU Bookstore is located in Driscoll Student Center South.
All first year students are required to have a laptop to support their educational experience Denver Law. To read more about the laptop requirement please see go to the Educational Technology website.
The Law School Student Handbook covers academic policies and other important student information. Please read at your earliest convenience.
Denver and Colorado
Denver is located on high, rolling plains, approximately 15 miles from the foothills (a gentle series of peaks ranging from 7,000 to 11,000 feet high). Just beyond the foothills is the Continental Divide and a series of peaks as high as 14,000 feet, known locally as the Front Range. Contrary to popular belief, Denver has a mild, dry and arid climate and an average of 300 days of sun per year. Denver boasts over 200 parks, 450 miles of paved, designated bike trails, over 70 golf courses, and more than 143 free tennis courts. A short drive from Denver are opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, sailing, or mountain biking. For more information about Denver and Colorado, please click here.
Helpful Introductory Law Materials
The following books are provided to help incoming first year law students adjust to and become more familiar with the law school experience. They are intended as merely a guide to assist students and are not required readings.
- “Bridging the Gap between College and Law School: Strategies for Success” by Ruta Stropus and Charlotte Taylor, 2009
- “Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams” by Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul, 1999
- “The Law School Experience: Law, Legal Reasoning, and Lawyering” edited by Lissa Griffin and Bennett L. Gershman, 2000
- “May It Please the Court!” by Leonard Rivkin with Jeffrey Silberfeld, 2007
- “Starting Off Right in Law School” by Carolyn Nygren, 1997
- “A Woman’s Guide to Law School” by Linda Hirshman, 1999
- “Law School without Fear: Strategies for Success” by Helen Shapo and Marshall Shapo, 2009
- “One L” by Scott Turow, 2010
- “Gideon’s Trumpet” by Anthony Lewis, 1989
- “Law School Confidential” by Robert Miller, 2011