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 years, seven dual degree and six certificate programs, a LLM program, and two Master of Studies in Law (MSL) programs. Tuition rates for all entering students have remained the same for seven years.

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Our inspiring location is unparalleled among law schools. Denver-Boulder is one of the nation's top metro areas: 

  • #1 Happiest City in the U.S. - National Geographic (2017)
  • #2 The Best College Towns to Live In - SmartAsset, September 2016
  • #1 The Healthiest Cities in America - Niche, August 2016
  • #2 Most Educated Metro Areas in the Nation - ValuePenguin, March 2016
  • #1 The 10 Most Active Cities in U.S. - trulia, February 2016
  • #1 The Best Cities for Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts - Storage, Nov. 3, 2015
  • #1 The Top 10 Metro Areas for Female EntrepreneurshipFast Company, Oct. 26, 2015
  • #1 The Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability - SmartAsset , July 8, 2015
  • #1 The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities in America - Huffpost Healthy Living , July 2, 2015
  • Metro area population of over 3.1 million (16th largest)
  • Extensive cultural offerings, from ballet to professional sports

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

  • Class of 2020: 161 median LSAT score and 3.65 median GPA 
  • 98% of 1L students, and 93% of 2L students, worked in substantive legal summer jobs in 2017
  • 7,478 hours of public service work volunteered by the class of 2017

Our nationally recognized programs prepare students for success.

  • #5 Environmental Law (2018), 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 48 conferences, roundtables, and other events; published eleven reports; and hosted 4 distinct summer programs for students in the technology world in 2015-16 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), Justice Antonin Scalia (2014), and Justice Sotomayor (2016)

We are a leader and innovator in developing legal professionals.

We are a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive community.

  • 40+ active student organizations
  • 7,000+ living alumni spread across every state and 5 continents
  • Our students enjoy helping each other succeed
  • Our 9.96:1 faculty/student ratio

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities.