Prospective Students FAQ

Which programs do you offer?

We offer four LLM programs:

American Law Practice
Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy
International Business Transactions
Taxation

We offer four Master’s programs:

Master of Legal Studies
Master of Legal Studies in Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy
Master of Science in Legal Administration
Master of Taxation

Do you offer online programs?

Yes, the Graduate Tax Program and Master of Science in Legal Administration offer online programs.

How do I apply for an LLM program?

Use the DU Graduate Admissions application to apply to only Denver Law.

If you are applying to other law schools as well as Denver Law then use the LSAC LLM application. LSAC should only be used if applying to other LLM programs that REQUIRE an LSAC app. Otherwise, DU Graduate Admissions Application is the preferred method of application.

How do I apply for a Master’s program?

Use the DU Graduate Admissions application to apply for a Master’s program.

What is the application deadline?

For deadlines, see this page.

What is the application fee?

A non-refundable application fee of $65 is required to be paid to be able to apply to any Graduate Legal Studies programs.

How much do the LLM and Master’s programs cost?

The most current tuition rates for all programs can be found here.

What are the eligibility requirements for an LLM program?

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. LSAT is not required for admission to an LLM program.

Do I need to take the LSAT for LLM or Master’s programs?

No, LSAT is not required for admission into either an LLM program or a Master’s program.

What are the eligibility requirements for a Master’s program?

A candidate for the Master’s must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution, or in the case of a foreign candidate, obtained the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an acknowledged institution of higher learning. . GRE/GMAT is not required except for the Master of Taxation program.

Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE for Master’s programs?

GMAT is required only for the Master of Taxation however for any application submitted on or after April 1st, 2015, we will consider you waived from the GMAT if you have one or more of the following attributes:

  • You received a Bachelors degree in Accounting or a Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting with a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.
  • You received a Bachelors degree in Accounting or a Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting and you have earned a graduate level degree from an accredited school.
  • You have passed all four parts of the CPA Exam. Verification must be sent as an official document from the testing authority to Graduate Legal Studies before you can register for classes.

GMAT or GRE are not required for any other Master’s programs.

Do I need to take the TOEFL/IELTS?

If English is your second language and if you have not obtained your bachelor’s or primary law degree in English, then you have to take the TOEFL/IELTS.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes, limited merit scholarships are available. To apply, please fill out this form and submit your essay. Here’s a sample essay: scholarship sample essay.

The International Business Transactions LLM also offers a special Global Professionalism Scholarship

Can I do the programs part-time?

Yes, domestic students can do all the programs part-time. For financial aid purposes (FAFSA) part-time is anything less than 8 credits per semester/quarter. International students can do the programs part-time only in exceptional circumstances.

Can I enroll as an evening student?

The Graduate Legal Studies program does not enroll evening students but many elective courses are offered after 4 pm and it is possible for evening students to complete their degree.

Can I work while studying?

Yes. International students must make sure that they are complying with their visa requirements (number of hours, on-campus jobs, etc.)

My question is not listed here. Who should I ask?

If your question is not listed here then please contact Graduate Legal Studies and we will be happy to help you.