Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#11 in Legal Writing
#12 in Part-time Law
#9 in Trial Advocacy
Law School Overview
The Sturm College of Law at University of Denver has an application deadline of June 1. The full-time program application fee at the Sturm College of Law at University of Denver is $65. The part-time program application fee at the Sturm College of Law at University of Denver is $65. Its tuition is full-time: $39,840 per year and part-time: $29,368 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 9.8:1. The Sturm College of Law at University of Denver has 136 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
Students at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law have the option to specialize their legal education in a variety of areas, including environmental and natural resources law, workplace law, and international law. The law school also offers a Lawyering in Spanish program, which prepares law students to counsel Spanish-speaking clients. Students interested in earning a dual degree have a variety of options from which to choose, including a joint law and business degree (M.B.A., master of international management, or master of real estate and construction management) through the University of Denver Daniels College or Business. There are also dual degrees programs offered in conjunction with the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, the University of Denver Josef Korbel School for International Studies, and the University of Denver School of Engineering and Computer Science, among others.
Students can gain hands-on training through a variety of experiential opportunities at DU Law. The school offers clinics, coordinates legal externships, and operates research centers, such as the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law. There are also student organizations to consider, including the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Society, as well as law journals, including the Denver University Law Review, the University of Denver Criminal Law Review, and the University of Denver Water Law Review.
Law students are automatically considered for some merit scholarships and need-based financial aid. Certain specific scholarships require a separate application. Before graduation, law students must volunteer at least 50 hours of their time for public service work.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$65|
|Part-time program application fee||$65|
|Admissions Phone||(303) 871-6135|
|Full- and part-time faculty||136|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||316|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $39,840 per year
|Room and board||$10,665|
|Employed at graduation 2||32.8%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$75,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$50,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||441,493|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data