University of Denver (Sturm)

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2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

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#68 Best Law Schools


#12 in Part-time Law

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The Sturm College of Law at University of Denver has an application deadline of March 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: $40,950 per year and part-time: $30,062 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 9.3:1. The Sturm College of Law at University of Denver has 142 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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Year founded 1864
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $65
Part-time program application fee $65
Admissions phone (303) 871-6135
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 142
Student-faculty ratio 9.3:1
Total faculty 153

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 732
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 266


Tuition and fees

full-time: $40,950 per year
part-time: $30,062 per year

Room and board $10,746


Employed at graduation2 37.9%
Median private sector starting salary $65,000
Median public service starting salary $50,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 409,580

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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