Denver Law Ascent

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Denver Law Ascent is a pre-orientation program designed to welcome and support incoming University of Denver Sturm College of Law students from communities historically underrepresented in the legal profession: students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students. Denver Law Ascent enables our new students to build communities among their classmates and DU faculty, staff, alumni, and the legal community at large. Students have opportunities to develop academic skillsand most importantlyto build connections, find support resources, and prepare for success in law school.

Ricketson Law Building

Apply by June 14, 2021

Denver Law Ascent requires that students be present in Denver throughout the week of August 2 through August 6. Sturm College of Law Orientation begins the following week, August 9 through August 12, and Ascent students will fully participate in Orientation as well. 



Jessica Boynton

Jessica Boynton

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

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Diane Kraft

Diane B. Kraft

Associate Professor of the Practice of Law

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Alexi Freeman

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Director of Externships and Social Justice Initiatives

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