University of Denver Sturm College of Law

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is the only private law school in Colorado and one of the top school's in the nation for practical training. It offers a strong mix of clinics, externships and simulation courses, and offers a live client guarantee. That means that every students will work with a real client before they graduate. 

The Live Client Guarantee is part of the Denver Law School’s innovative Experiential Advantage Curriculum, which permits students to engage in a full year of experiential learning during law school. The Live Client Guarantee can be completed either as part of the Experiential Advantage Curriculum or separately. Both opportunities assure that all law students can spend a full semester or more in on-the-job training, with actual clients, while supervised by faculty members. With six in-house clinics and close to 500 externship offerings per academic year, students have numerous opportunities to take advantage of the Live Client Guarantee. 

The school also has one of the top rated buildings in the nation, and offers an extensive local network. Close to 50 percent of practicing lawyers in Denver are graduates, and they are loyal to their alma mater, helping to mentor students and hire them as externs. 

University of Denver also has some of the top ranked specialty programs, including trial advocacy and legal writing.

The University of Denver is the largest law school in the region with enrollment of more than 750 students, and it offers strong bar pass rates, good employment and an affordable tuition for a private 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