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Welcome to the University of Colorado Law School. We offer a traditional Juris Doctor (JD) program, an option for completing the JD in 2.5 years8 dual degree and 5 certificate programs, and three Master of Laws (LLM) programs. Tuition rates for all entering students have remained the same for three years.

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Our inspiring location is unparalleled among law schools.

Denver-Boulder is one of the nation's top metro areas: 

Our students are talented, hard-working, service-oriented leaders.

  • Class of 2017: 161 median LSAT score and 3.62 median GPA 
  • 98% of students worked in substantive legal summer jobs in 2014
  • 13,047 hours of public service work volunteered by the class of 2014
  • Our graduates' first-time Colorado bar passage rate of 91% equals that of graduates of the top 10 law schools

Our nationally recognized programs prepare students for success.

  • #5 Environmental Law (2013), U.S. News & World Report
  • Students gain exposure, connections, experience, and leads on jobs through our centers and programs
  • Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship hosted 90 conferences engaging 1,084 students, 452 alumni, and 7,986 professionals in the technology world in 2011-12 academic year
  • Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment convenes national thought-leaders from public and private sectors
  • Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law, the cornerstone of our public service program, hosted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2012), Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (2013), and Justice Antonin Scalia (2014)

We are a leader and innovator in developing legal professionals.

We are a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive community.

  • 40 student organizations
  • 7,000+ living alumni spread across every state and 5 continents
  • #37 on Diversity Honor Roll (2012), The National Jurist
  • Our students enjoy helping each other succeed
  • Our 9.2:1 student-to-faculty ratio (in the top 20, U.S. News & World Report) enables meaningful interactions between students and faculty members