ABA Required Disclosures
At Denver Law, we are dedicated to providing transparent and accurate information regarding cost of attendance, conditional scholarships, and employment outcomes.
In compliance with the American Bar Association's Required Disclosures, view our:ABA Standard 509 Report
Student Study at a Foreign Institution
In accordance with Paragraph I.A.3. of the American Bar Association’s Criteria for Student Study at a Foreign Institution as amended March 2014, University of Denver Sturm College of Law states the following educational objectives that it strives to achieve in permitting its students to study at foreign institutions for credit toward the JD degree:
University of Denver Sturm College of Law strongly believes in preparing its JD students for practice in an increasingly globalized legal environment. Through arrangements with foreign universities and other legal institutions around the world, Denver Law has created opportunities for its JD students to study and gain valuable exposure to foreign legal systems. The particular educational objectives that the law school seeks to achieve in permitting its JD students to study abroad and earn credit toward the JD degree are: (1) to expose students to laws and legal systems of jurisdictions outside the United States to better prepare them for practicing law in an increasingly globalized and transnational context; (2) to have students learn about the law and legal culture of foreign jurisdictions in which they may have a particular interest or focus; and (3) to allow students to experience a foreign language and culture to help them in their future careers counsel clients from particular language and cultural backgrounds.
Transfer Credit Policy
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law may approve up to 45 hours of transfer credit from another ABA-accredited law school. Denver Law does not have an established articulation agreement with any institutions.
- ABA Standards
Student Complaints based on ABA Standards
Consistent with Standard 510*, Denver Law has established the following policy for addressing student complaints regarding the school's program of legal education and its compliance with ABA Standards:
Student Complaints Regarding the Program of Legal Education
Reporting a complaint: Any Denver Law student who believes there is a significant problem with the School’s program of legal education and its compliance with the American Bar Association’s Accreditation Standards should file a complaint with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The ABA Standards are available on the website of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
To file a complaint, please visit this website and complete an "ABA Complaint" petition. The petition will be sent to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Contents of the complaint: The complaint must identify the problem in sufficient detail to permit the Associate Dean to investigate the matter, including the specific Accreditation Standard(s) at issue. The complaint must include the student’s name, e-mail address, home address and telephone number.
Response to the complaint: Within three weeks after receiving a complaint in proper form, the Associate Dean shall advise the student of any action the School is taking to address the matter or any further investigation into the matter.
Appeal process: Within 10 calendar days of being advised of any action by the School in response to the complaint, the student may appeal that decision to the Dean. The Dean’s decision shall be final.
Maintaining a record of the complaint: The School shall maintain a record of student complaints submitted during the most recent accreditation period. This record shall include information about how each complaint was resolved.
*Standard 510. STUDENT COMPLAINTS IMPLICATING COMPLIANCE WITH THE STANDARDS
(a) A law school shall establish, publish, and comply with policies for addressing student complaints.
(b) A law school shall maintain a record of student complaints submitted during the most recent accreditation period. The record shall include the resolution of the complaints.
See ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools