University of Denver Sturm College of Law

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

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At the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, students don’t just study law, they experience it. As the only law school in the nation with three practical skills programs ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report (clinics, legal writing, and trial advocacy), we are a national leader in experiential legal training. Our nine in‐house clinics, multiple simulation-based classes, and extensive externship program provide students with abundant opportunities to develop their legal skills and to chart their professional futures.   

Faculty at the Sturm College of Law are national leaders in fields such as animal law, corporate governance, energy law, free speech, governmental transparency, health law, and immigration law. Within our full-time juris doctor (JD) program and part-time JD program, students can pursue certificates in six specialty fields:  constitutional rights and remedies; corporate and commercial law; environmental and natural resources law; international legal studies; intellectual property law; and workplace law. We also offer an extensive range of master’s degrees, including leading programs in environmental law and tax.

Since opening our doors in 1892, innovation has defined our culture. In 1904, we launched the nation’s first law clinic. In the 1960s, we helped found the Law and Society Movement, combining the study of law with cutting-edge perspectives from the social sciences. In 2003, we constructed the nation’s first LEED Gold-certified “green” law building. And, in 2018, we launched our #11-ranked Professional Part-Time JD Program, taught on alternating weekends and up to one-third online – a program that allows working professionals to advance their careers on their own schedules and from virtually any location in the nation.

Throughout our history, the Sturm College of Law has been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and we continue to be recognized as a top law school for diversity by preLaw magazine. Our Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Affairs, nationally recognized mentoring program, student affinity groups, and Alumni Council work together to forge a culture of respect and belonging and to prepare members of our community to practice in an increasingly diverse and globalized workplace.

Denver is perennially ranked as one of the nation’s top cities in which to work. Students at the Sturm College of Law have access to the state’s capital, an extensive set of federal government agencies, law firms, accounting firms, global corporations, start‐up companies, and several distinctive industry sectors (including aerospace, food and beverage, and sports and recreation). Thanks to our outstanding faculty, skills- and specialty-oriented training and enviable location, 92.1 percent of our JD class of 2019 were employed in professional positions within 10 months of graduation.

Denver is also one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic cities. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top cities in which to live, Denver offers close proximity to the mountains, one of the nation’s largest and popular international airports, more than a half-dozen professional sports teams, vast cultural offerings, an outstanding public transportation system, and so much more. 

The Sturm College of Law is the perfect place to balance your legal education and your life. 

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

Admission Profile
Admission Profile Table: 
75th Percentile1603.63
25th Percentile1543.19
Financial Profile
Financial Profile Table: 
Tuition Part-time$37,386$37,386
Living Expenses
Median grant$24000
Percent receiving grants56.00%
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Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Employment & Bar Profile Table: 
Post-grad employment 85.50%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
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
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