University of Denver Sturm College of Law students don't just study law, they experience it. As a recognized leader in experiential learning, Denver Law has top-ranked practical training programs (Clinical Training: #5, Trial Advocacy: #8, and Legal Writing: #20), which provide the foundation for a seamless transition from law student to legal professional. Our global, innovative classroom curricula, hands-on educational experiences and location in one of the most dynamic cities in the nation gives our JD, LLM and Master's students a significant advantage in the legal marketplace.

Join us at Denver Law. Denver's law school.

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Denver Law's top-ranked programs in clinical training, legal writing and trial advocacy build the practical skills to make a valuable impact from day one. Our graduates are as comfortable drafting a brief as presenting an oral argument and are dedicated to the highest ethical standards of the profession, placing them at the top of the list for potential employers. In fact, over 90 percent of our class of 2023 graduates were employed in professional positions within 10 months of graduation. 

Denver Law is dedicated to meeting your educational goals, whether you are a full-time student or a professional looking to advance your career. We offer a traditional juris doctor (JD) program, a part-time JD Program, four LLM degree options, and four master's degree options. 

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Sturm College of Law is fully committed to supporting every student seeking to earn a law degree. Denver Law offers numerous scholarship opportunities for first-year students from the Sturm Elevation Initiative to a wide array of other merit-based scholarships. DU is also proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which covers tuition costs for American Military Veterans. Additionally, continuing students can apply for named scholarships once they are enrolled at the Sturm College of Law.

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

#5 clinical training

#8 trial advocacy

#20 legal writing


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Often ranked No. 1 for our economy, Denver is one of the nation's fastest-growing, economically dynamic cities, and we provide a unique professional gateway to the Mile High City. Our hometown is the location of the state capital, state and federal government agencies, start-up tech companies, law firms, global business and more. In 2022, National Jurist ranked Denver as a Best City for Young Attorneys.

All of that comes along with Denver's multitude of opportunities and advantages: close proximity to the mountains, a strong public transportation system, numerous entertainment options, cultural offerings and so much more. The Sturm College of Law is the perfect place to balance your life and your legal education. 

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600+ externship placements

7 clinical programs

19,000+ alumni worldwide

"In Their Own Words"

Students Highlight Their Experiences at the Sturm College of Law

I chose Denver Law because of the focus on experiential learning and location near the heart of Denver. I was looking for a school where I could make a genuine impact on my new community.

Rebecca Stifter, JD '19
Rebecca Stifter

The Environmental LLM at Denver Law is considered one of the best programs in the world. As a mining lawyer from Chile, it is essential to learn of new trends, permitting me to apply that knowledge to the industry.

Rodrigo Cortes, LLM’19
Rodrigo Cortes

I wanted a program with national credentials and reputation. Denver Law checks all the important boxes for its attention to national issues and for how it serves the community.

Ty Johnson, JD'21, part-time program
Ty Johnson