Denver's Law School

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 is the only law school in the nation with 3 Top 10 Practical Training programs. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report, our Legal Writing (#6), Clinical Training (#8) and Trial Advocacy (#10) programs provide the foundation for producing practice-ready graduates with the practical skills needed for a successful legal career. 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.

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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, 92.1 percent of our class of 2019 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 professional part-time JD Program, four LLM degree options, and four master's degree options. 

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#6 legal writing

#8 clinical programs

#10 trial advocacy

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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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"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

What sets our graduates apart from others? Denver Law students don't just study law, they experience it. As a recognized leader in experiential learning, Denver Law is the only law school in the nation with 3 Top 10 Practical Training programs (U.S. News & World Report).

Developing practical skills is key to a successful legal career and University of Denver law students gain a significant advantage in the legal marketplace through our innovative curricula and hands-on educational experiences. Denver Law has earned an A+ in Practical Training from preLaw Magazine for three consecutive years and also ranks as a top school for Public Service, Environmental Law and Family Law. In 2022, preLaw recognized Denver Law's accomplishments in offering students new experiential learning opportunities naming the Sturm College of Law as a Most Innovative Law School.

The Sturm College of Law continues to receive high marks from U.S News & World Report for our Specialty Program offerings. From our experiential learning opportunities (Clinical Programs, Legal Writing and Trial Advocacy) and our flagship programs (Corporate & Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law and International Law) to more recent additions to our curriculum (Health Law, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property), Denver Law is a leader in offering students a robust, comprehensive legal education.

The Sturm College of Law continues to receive high marks from U.S News & World Report for our Specialty Program offerings. From our experiential learning opportunities (Clinical Programs, Legal Writing and Trial Advocacy) and our flagship programs (Corporate & Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law and International Law) to more recent additions to our curriculum (Health Law, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property), Denver Law is a leader in offering students a robust, comprehensive legal education.

As a private university dedicated to the public good, the University of Denver is nationally recognized leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. Denver Law's Veterans Advocacy Project supports those who served our country transitioning to civilian life. And, our Study Abroad programs in Italy, Spain and Sweden afford Sturm College of Law students to gain international experiences vital to success in the global marketplace.

Contact us to learn more about earning your degree at Denver Law. 

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