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Certificates and Pathways at Denver Law

An undeniable trend in the legal profession is toward specialization in practice. Denver Law responds with opportunities for our students to dive deeply into one or more areas of law during their second and third years.

CERTIFICATES. Denver Law offers Certificates, earned as you complete the requirements for your JD, in six areas of the law. Each Certificate program features a customized curriculum. See requirements to earn each Certificate below:

PATHWAYS. To complement the Certificate programs, we constructed the following pathways in various areas of the law to guide your course choices.  

PUBLIC GOOD DISTINCTION. Students demonstrating commitment to public interest law are awarded the Public Good Distinction upon graduation. See more information and the requirements to be met here.

CERTIFICATES IN LEGAL RESEARCH. Three Certificates in Legal Research are earned by attending non-credit courses taught by law librarians throughout the year. Learn more here.


Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208