Classes I Registration I Banner ID and PioneerWeb I Canvas I Email I Books I Lockers I LexisNexis and Westlaw I Technology I RTD Passes I Parking I Pioneer ID Card I Payments and Billing I MSLA Listserv and Job Opportunities | Immunizations | Health Insurance & Health and Counseling Fee | Laptop Requirements | Student Handbook | Contact MSLA |


Welcome to the MSLA program! Below you will find information that you will need throughout your time here at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Please read through it carefully, and feel free to contact the Graduate Legal Studies office should you have any questions! We look forward to working with you!

Professor CJ Larkin, Interim Director of MSLA
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Cindy Goldberg, Office of Graduate Legal Studies
Associate Director, Student Services & Advising
Office Phone: 303.871.6628
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Fall classes begin on Monday, August 14, 2017. Please click here to access academic calendars and other important documents. We follow the same academic calendar as the Law School. You may view that calendar here.


All students will be able to register themselves for classes via PioneerWeb. Before registering, you are encouraged to meet with a program representative to discuss a course plan, and to make sure that you are meeting all class requirements for your concentration. Course plans and course schedules can be found here. You are strongly encouraged to double check room assignments on the Registrar home page, as room changes are often made at the beginning of the term. This is the most current listing of courses and room assignments.

To register, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to PioneerWeb (if you are logging in to PioneerWeb for the first time, instructions are below)
  2. Click the “My Web” tab on the top of the screen
  3. Click on “Students and Financial Aid”
  4. Click on “Registration”
  5. Click on “Select Term.” From the drop down list, select the corresponding term you would like to register for – remember that the Law School operates on the semester system.
  6. Click “Add/Drop Classes.” Enter the CRN number(s) for your desired course(s) at the bottom of the screen. The CRNs are listed on the class lists for each semester under “CRN”.
  7. Click “Submit Changes.” Note: Please make note of any errors that pop up at this point. If an error occurs, your registration for the class will be affected. If the status message on the right hand side of the screen reads “Web Registered,” you have successfully registered for the course(s).
  8. You may now navigate back to the “Registration” tab in My Web and print a copy of your schedule.

Instructions for registration can also be found on the Registrar’s Website. If you have any questions about registration or encounter any problems, please contact the Graduate Legal Studies office at (303) 871-6249 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please have your Student ID number available, and as much information as possible about the error you are receiving.

Student ID
Your Student ID is the 9-digit student number listed at the top of your welcome letter that you will use throughout your MSLA career. Each Student ID is unique, but all start with 87. Your Student ID is also referred to as a Banner ID; these terms are used interchangeably across campus. It is needed for enrollment, and is often the username for DU applications, like PioneerWeb. If you can, it is helpful to memorize it. It will also be listed on your Student ID card.


Once you receive your Student ID, you may then access PioneerWeb. PioneerWeb is used for a number of different things. Here, you can:

  • Update/change your address
  • View/accept financial aid awards
  • Register for classes
  • View your grades and academic progress report
  • See your university bills
  • Set emergency notification alerts
  • Learn about university events/announcements

You will want to access PioneerWeb as soon as you receive your Student ID. To access, navigate to the site, and use the following credentials as your username and password:

Username: Student ID beginning with 87
Password: When accessing PioneerWeb for the first time, your password is your birthdate in MMDDYY form. You will then be asked to change your password to one of your choice.


Canvas is the course management software used for all online courses, including orientation. Many in-class courses use Canvas as well to post readings, the syllabus, etc. We have created a short tutorial on how to use and navigate Canvas. Click here to watch!

Canvas is best accessed in one of two ways:

  1. By navigating directly to, or
  2. By going to the MSLA homepage and clicking on the Canvas icon

To login, you will use your Student ID as your username, and the password you use to log into PioneerWeb. Note: you will need to setup your password in PioneerWeb before you can access Canvas.

All of the courses for which you are enrolled appear on the right side of the screen. This is where you will find the MSLA Orientation course.

Please feel free to click around in Canvas. It is best to get to know the software and what your classes will look like before the start of class. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are having technical difficulties with Canvas, please click here for help.

Email: DU and DU Law

Upon admission, you will gain access to both a DU ( and a DU Law email address ( Please pay particular attention to this section as almost all school communication takes place via email.


We recommend that students set up forwarding from this email address to their account.

It is important that you maintain this forward to insure that you receive all official email communications from the University as well as important information from faculty, staff, and colleagues. You are responsible and held accountable for all messages sent to both accounts.

DU Law

To access your DU Law email:

  • Go to the MSLA homepage and click on the student webmail login, or click here to be directly sent to the webmail login.
  • Your email address is your first initial, last name, and law school graduation year. For example, Don Smith would be .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • Your username and password are:

Username: first initial, last name, graduation year (dsmith15)
Password: your 8 digit date of birth (entered MMDDYYYY)

  • To change your password, please contact the Help Desk at 303.871.6464
  • If you are having trouble accessing your e-mail online, please click here

All MSLA communication will be sent to your law school email account, including notifications about registration, financial aid and scholarships, important events and deadlines, class cancellations, etc. Professors will also use this email address to send out additional readings or assignments.

PLEASE NOTE: As forwarding email from your DU Law account is STRONGLY discouraged, many students find accessing their DU Law email through their smart phones to be beneficial. For step-by-step instructions on how to set up access to your DU Law account on your smart phone, please click here


Books can be ordered through the DU Bookstore. The DU bookstore also lists the books required for each class. Click here to access the bookstore’s website

If you have any questions about required course materials, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Legal Studies office at (303) 871-6249 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

LexisNexis and Westlaw

The Graduate Legal Studies office will supply you with LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords that you will need for the entire program. These passwords will be emailed to you the week of orientation. Please make sure to register with your password as soon as possible, as these passwords will expire.


Please watch this brief video on how to access your email, forward your email, register for classes, etc.

For instructions on how to set up printing, click here.

Sturm College of Law has a laptop requirement. For more information regarding this policy, please click here. University students may receive discounts from Dell and Apple with valid student identification.

Educational Technology representatives are also available as a resource to MSLA students. They are in room 255 in the Law building, or can be reached at (303) 871-6464. Their website also provides detailed answers to a number of commonly asked questions.

Pioneer ID Card

All students (including those attending only online) are required to have a Pioneer ID Card. You will use this card for discounts at local vendors, on computers, and to access the parking garage. To learn more about the Pioneer ID Cards, click here.

On campus students will need to go to the 1st floor of Driscoll Center South to have their picture taken and pick up their cards. The ID Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

You may avoid long lines on campus by submitting your ID photo online. For instructions on how to do this, click here. In order to receive your card you must have paid your admission deposit and it must be within 30 days from the beginning of your accepted term. For those students that submit their photo online, you may pick up your ID card atThe Pioneer ID card office. Online students may complete the Pioneer ID Card Request Form by clicking here. Simply complete the form, attach a photo, and mail it in.

RTD Passes

The University of Denver provides CollegePass smart cards to eligible students, through the Pioneer ID Card Office. The CollegePass provides free service for all RTD transportation modes including the rail lines to and from Denver International Airport. To learn more about the CollegePass program, please go to the transportation website here.


Law school students can access and use Parking Garage L, which is connected to the law building. There are pay-to-park spaces, which cost $1.50 per hour. Or, students may purchase parking permits. Because MSLA classes are all offered online, students may find a parking permit is not necessary. However, there are several options should you want to purchase a permit. The Parking Lot L- Nights/Weekends permit is valid after 4:00 pm M-F and all day on weekends. Permits are valid for one academic year. For those of you purchasing permits for the Spring, you will likely be prorated. Please contact Parking Services directly by clicking here.

The Parking Services office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

If you have questions, contact parking services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (303) 871-3210.

Payments and Billing

For information regarding tuition payments or billing, please visit the University of Denver’s Bursar’s Office website, here. For information regarding financial aid, please click here to navigate to the Office of Financial Aid website..

MSLA Listserv and Job Opportunities

We have a created a Listserv that allows students to learn about jobs, connect with faculty and alumni, and ask questions related to the field of legal administration. Please subscribe to the listserv.


Colorado law and the 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.

Health Insurance & 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.

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 $255 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 PioneerWeb. The Accept/Waive Health Insurance link is listed under the “Registration Tools” box.

Student Handbook

The Law School Student Handbook? covers academic policies and other important student information. Please read at your earliest convenience.

Contact MSLA