University of Denver Sturm College of Law

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

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University of Denver Sturm College of Law students don't just study law, they experience it. As a leader in experiential learning, we are the only law school in the nation with three practical training programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Our legal writing, trial advocacy and clinical programs offer a strong mix of hands‐on educational experiences and simulation courses, and our Live Client Guarantee ensures that every Denver Law student will work with a real client before they graduate. With six in‐house clinics and nearly 600 externship offerings per year, our students have abundant opportunities to take advantage of the Live Client Guarantee.

Denver Law is dedicated to meeting your educational goals, whether you are a full‐time student or a working professional looking to advance your career. We offer a traditional juris doctor (JD) program, a professional part‐time JD program, four LLM degrees and four master's degrees. With specializations in environmental law, international law, intellectual property, workplace law and more, students can tailor their legal education to gain the expertise they need to follow their passions and career goals.

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. Our innovative curricula, practical skills training and location in one of the most dynamic cities in the nation gives Sturm College of Law students a significant advantage in the legal marketplace. In fact, 93.4 percent of our class of 2019 graduates were employed in professional positions within 10 months of graduation.

Being ranked No. 1 economy in the U.S., Denver is one of the nation's fastest‐growing, economically dynamic cities and is the location of the state capital, state and federal government agencies, start‐up tech companies, law firms, global business and much more. All of that comes along with Denver's multitude of opportunities and advantages including close proximity to the mountains, a strong public transportation system, vast entertainment and cultural offerings and so much more. The Sturm College of Law is the perfect place to balance your life and your legal education.

Join us at Denver Law. Denver's Law School.

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75th Percentile1603.63
25th Percentile1543.19
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$37,386$37,386
Living Expenses
Median grant$24000
Percent receiving grants56.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 85.50%
NJ Employment79.29
Bar Passage76.93%
Academic Profile
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy