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How To Apply

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Start Dates and Deadlines:

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

Or, you may choose to start in the Spring Semester (mid-January)
Application Deadline:
– November 5th for International Applicants
– December 15th for US Citizens/Residents – Application deadline extended to January 8th!

Please note that ALL application materials must be received by the deadline. All application materials must be submitted electronically.
No exceptions will be made to these dates.
You will apply directly to our program and not through a third party (like LSAC).

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
– A Completed Application (Found below)
– Two Letters of Recommendation
– Official Transcripts
– Payment of Application Fee ($50)
International Applicants
– A Completed Application (Found below)
– Two Letters of Recommendation
– Completed Financial Verification Forms/Official Bank Letter
(We will not accept bank statements).
– Official Transcripts and Proof of Graduation
(If transcripts are not in English, they should be accompanied by an official translation.)
– Official TOEFL or IELTS Score – University TOEFL code: 4842
(Minimum Requirements: TOEFL- 80 IELTS- 6.0)
– Payment of Application Fee ($50)

We will not process incomplete applications.

To Pay the $50 Application Fee:
To Pay by Check

  • Pay to “University of Denver”
  • Send your check to Graduate Legal Studies with your application materials

To Pay by Credit Card

  • Email Graduate Legal Studies at gradlegalstudies@law.du.edu
    Include the following information:
    - Name of Cardholder
    - Credit Card Number
    - Expiration Date
    - Billing Address
    - Amount to be Charged ($50) – Program Applied for (LLM, MRLS, CS)

Online Application » Apply online today!

Please be sure to make a hard copy after submitting.

Contact Information:
For further information regarding the Graduate Studies Program in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy, please contact:
Graduate Legal Studies
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80208-1826 USA

Contact us via email (please allow at least 24-48 hours for a response):
gradlegalstudies@law.du.edu