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Start Dates and Deadlines:

Applications are accepted on rolling basis while seats are available. Apply early for best consideration!

ATTENTION: If trying to apply after the posted deadlines, please contact Graduate Legal Studies directly prior to submitting an application.

You may begin your course of study in the Fall (mid-August)

Application Deadlines:
– June 15th for International Applicants
– July 25th for US Citizens/Residents

Or, you may choose to start in the Spring (mid-January)

- 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 Legal Studies with an Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Major (formerly called the Master of Resources Law Studies, MRLS)
MLS ENRLP 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 admission to the LLM or MLS ENRLP 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. Personal statement of interest and purpose (which, among other others, should address future goals and proposed use of the degree)
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Resume
  5. Official Transcripts
  6. Payment of Application Fee ($65.00)

International Applicants

  1. A Completed Application
  2. Personal statement of interest and purpose (which, among other others, should address future goals and proposed use of the degree)
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Resume
  5. Official Transcripts and Proof of Graduation/Degree Certificate
    (If transcripts and certificates are not in English, they should be accompanied by an official certified translation.)
  6. Official TOEFL or IELTS Score – University TOEFL code: 4842
    (Minimum Requirements: TOEFL- 80 IELTS- 6.0)
  7. Payment of Application Fee ($65.00)

We are unable to process incomplete applications.

Scholarship Application

To apply for a department scholarship, you can submit a one-page essay detailing why you qualify for a merit scholarship. You can include but are not limited to information regarding financial need, public service and community activities, awards, publications, special recognitions, examples of leadership, background and influences, and future career plans. Please submit all essays on our scholarship submission page.

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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: 303-871-6249
E-mail: gradlegalstudies@law.du.edu