U Denver guarantees experiential training

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law now offers what it calls a “live client guarantee,” making it one of only 16 law schools to do so. 

The guarantee ensures that every student will receive hands-on client interactions outside of the classroom via clinics and externships.

“Employers have told us repeatedly that they are looking for graduates who are ready to hit the ground running,” said Dean Katz. “We are already hearing from employers about how impressed they are with our students who have had the benefit of this type of learning. It provides our graduates with a significant advantage in the job market.”

The Live Client Guarantee is part of the Denver Law School’s 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. University of Denver ha six in-house clinics.

The first school to offer such a guarantee was Temple University in 1985. Other schools include: Washington University, Rutgers University – Newark, Case Western Reserve University, University of New Hampshire, University of Alabama, St. Louis University,  Charlotte School of Law, Roger Williams University, California Western, American University and Touro College of Law.

An additional 23 law schools require a clinic or externship.