Academics and Research

DU law school ranks in country’s top 75

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law ranks 67th on the U.S. News & World Report annual list of law schools and programs, with six of the school’s specialized programs ranked among the top 25 in the nation.

The publication’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranking lists the Sturm College of Law among the nation’s top law schools, tied with University of Kansas, University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the University of Oklahoma.

In addition, the Sturm College’s part-time program cracked the top 10 with a No. 10 ranking, up from No. 12 last year. DU’s Legal Writing Program is ranked seventh in the country, up from eight last year, and DU’s clinical program and advocacy program ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. Rounding out the six ranked programs are the environmental and natural resources program and the graduate tax program, which ranked No. 22 and No. 24, respectively.

Law school Dean Martin Katz says the rankings reflect an ongoing commitment to producing students who are ready to provide value to clients from the day they graduate. The school has attracted national attention for its innovative experiential curriculum. Hands-on practical skills training is available via numerous experiential opportunities at the law school including clinics, legal externships, the Semester in Practice and the Legal Residency Program.

“Denver Law has made enormous strides over the last few years. Our current overall ranking represents a 21-place increase from where we were in 2008, and a 28-place increase from where we were 10 years ago,” Katz says. “To maintain this kind of upward consistency in the rankings is truly an extraordinary achievement.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks law and other graduate programs, incorporating expert opinion and statistical data collected on more than 1,200 programs.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *