Welcome to the Incoming Fall 2021 Class
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law incoming 2021 class. You should take great pride in your accomplishment. We appreciate your interest in DU and hope you share our enthusiasm for your future at Denver Law.
As an incoming law student, you join a diverse student body from all over the nation. In fact, last year's incoming class alone came from 40 states and 146 different undergraduate universities.
From day one, our students are given the legal skills to make an immediate and valuable impact on their careers. As a leader in experiential learning, Denver Law ranks 5th Best School for Practical Training in the country by preLaw magazine. Plus, our Legal Writing and Clinical Programs are ranked in the Top 10 Practical Training programs by U.S. News & World Report, with a total of five specialty programs ranked in the Top 25. Our students have myriad options to participate in clinics, internships, externships and gain real-world legal experience before they even graduate.
Welcome to the Sturm College of Law, a law school with a history in legal innovation and a focus on what matters to you, your professional interests and your career.
In order to confirm your intention to attend Denver Law:
- Submit your first $500 admissions deposit by April 15, 2021.
- Submit your second admissions deposit of $300 by June 3, 2021.
- Students admitted after mid-April may have different deadlines, please check your admission letter.
- Transfer and Advanced Standing students pay only one $300 deposit, the due date for which is in your admission letter.
These deposits will be credited toward your first tuition payment and are non-refundable. Your deposit can be paid via an electronic check (ACH), credit card or by mailing a check directly to the Office of Admissions.
To pay your tuition deposit online:
- Go to: PioneerWeb (login instructions above)
- Go to the “Incoming Graduate Student” tab
- This tab is not available immediately after your admission. You’ll need to wait until the morning after you are admitted for it to be available to you.
- Follow the directions under “Submit Admission Deposit” in the center column
- Go to the “Incoming Graduate Student” tab
To ensure that your first payment is deposited in the correct account, please make sure to select 'Fall Sem 2021'.
If you prefer to mail in a check, please make it out to the “University of Denver” and mail it to:
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Office of Admissions
2255 E Evans Ave, Suite 115
Denver, CO 80208
Life in Denver, Colorado
From outdoor activities to one of the strongest legal job markets in the nation, Denver has it all.
It’s important to balance work and play when in law school, and there’s no better place for that than Denver Law.
Denver is located on high, rolling plains, approximately 15 miles from the foothills (a gentle series of peaks ranging from 7,000 to 11,000 feet high). Just beyond the foothills is the Continental Divide and a series of peaks as high as 14,000 feet, known locally as the Front Range. Contrary to popular belief, Denver has a mild, dry and arid climate and an average of 300 days of sun per year. Denver boasts over 200 parks, 450 miles of paved, designated bike trails, over 70 golf courses, and more than 143 free tennis courts. A short drive from Denver are opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, sailing, or mountain biking.
Denver Law: Beyond the Classroom
Get involved in student organizations, law reviews, mentorships, campus activities and much more
Our students have a wide variety of interests outside of the classroom, which are represented by more than 50 student organizations. Throughout the year the student organizations plan fundraisers, speaker events, panels, banquets and networking opportunities. From the DU Law Outdoor Club to the Black Law Students' Association, there is an organization for every affinity and passion. You can also apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom, as well as immerse yourself in a legal field, through our five law reviews and journals.
Denver Law also offers several mentoring options to help you navigate law school and the legal industry. From peer mentoring to our Professional Mentoring Program, you can take advantage of years of legal experience, as well as help guide others.
In addition to the activities and student organizations offered at Denver Law, the University of Denver offers around 100 student-run clubs, cultural activities, performing arts, and a host of other ways to expand your education.
Students Making a Difference
Veterans Advocacy Project Secures Discharge Upgrade for Vietnam Marine, Purple Heart RecipientTo date, VAP has recovered more than $15.7 million in benefits and services for veterans.
Civil Rights Clinic Scores Win on Behalf of Incarcerated IndividualsWhen Tiffany McCoy approached the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Civil Rights Clinic (CRC) she had one simple, but incredibly meaningful, request: to receive original greeting cards while incarcerated.
Law Student Joaquin Gallegos Embraces Opportunity Outside the ClassroomJoaquin Gallegos initially thought he was going to be a doctor or a dentist.
Denver Law Rankings
2 top 10 practical skills programs (U.S. News & World Report)
5 top 25 programs (U.S. News & World Report)
5th top school for practical training (preLaw magazine)