Beyond the Classroom
University of Denver Sturm College of Law students don't just study law, they experience it. As a recognized leader in training practice-ready graduates, our Legal Writing and Clinical Programs are ranked in the top 10 practical skills programs by U.S. News & World Report. 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 the advantage in the legal marketplace.
Top Programs. Top Students.
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.
U.S. News & World Report Rankings
#9 legal writing
#9 clinical programs
#12 trial advocacy
Location. Location. Location.
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.
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.
Learn by Doing
500+ externship opportunities
9 clinical programs
17,000+ alumni worldwide
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
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
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
What sets our graduates apart from others? Denver Law students don't just study law, they experience it. As a recognized leader in training practice-ready graduates, we have three specialty programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report.
Our global, innovative classroom curricula, hands-on educational experiences and location in one of the most dynamic cities in the nation give our JD students the advantage in the legal marketplace. Denver Law has earned an A+ in Practical Training from preLaw Magazine for three consecutive years, as well as an A for our Racial Justice offerings.
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.