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How To Apply

Start Dates and Deadlines:

You may begin your course of study in the Fall (mid-August)
First Priority Application Deadline:
– June 5th for International Applicants
– July 15th for US Citizens/Residents

Or, you may choose to start in the Spring (mid-January)
First Priority Application Deadline:
– November 5th for International Applicants
– December 15th for US Citizens/Residents

Degree Options:

Master of Laws (LLM)
A candidate for the LLM must have earned a Juris Doctor 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, or in the case of a foreign candidate, must have completed a law degree with high academic standards from a recognized foreign university.
Master of Resources Law Studies (MRLS)
MRLS candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution, or in the case of a foreign candidate, obtained the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an acknowledged institution of higher learning.
Certificate Studies (CS)
CS candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution, or in the case of a foreign candidate, obtained the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an acknowledged institution of higher learning.

A CS candidate may seek approval to transfer to the LLM or MRLS degree programs with advanced standing and to undertake an additional period of study to complete the requirements for the degree

Application Requirements:

US Citizens/Residents

  1. A Completed Application
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Payment of Application Fee ($65.00)

International Applicants

  1. A Completed Application
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation
  3. Completed Financial Verification Forms/Official Bank Letter
    (We will not accept bank statements).
  4. Official Transcripts and Proof of Graduation
    (If transcripts and certificates are not in English, they should be accompanied by an official translation.)
  5. Official TOEFL or IELTS Score – University TOEFL code: 4842
    (Minimum Requirements: TOEFL- 80 IELTS- 6.0)
  6. Payment of Application Fee ($65.00)

We are unable to process incomplete applications.

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If applying to more than one law school, you can also apply to our program through the LSAC LLM site.

Contact and Mailing Information:

Graduate Legal Studies
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2255 E. Evans Avenue, Suite 390
Denver, Colorado 80208-1826 USA

Phone: 303-871-6239
E-mail: gradlegalstudies@law.du.edu