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  May 2016
  April 2016

The University of Colorado Law School was established in 1892. Colorado Law is proud to have been one of the earliest law schools in the nation to graduate lawyers of colour. The University of Colorado Law School consistently ranks as a top law school in U.S. News & World Report rankings (currently ranked 44th). It is renowned for its influence in the 12-state Rocky Mountain region and for the strength of its environmental law program. The faculty ranks among the most prolific and often-cited law faculties in the nation. They are an eclectic and self-directed group of nationally recognized scholars that influence legal and public policy debates at the local, regional, national, and international levels through original, path-breaking research, influential publication, and public service.


Dual Degree Programs

The dual degree programs offer students a way to integrate the study of law with other disciplines while earning course credit towards both degrees simultaneously. The various dual degree programs are: Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA),Juris Doctor/Master in Environmental Studies (JD/ENVS) or Juris Doctor/Doctorate in Environmental Studies (JD/PhD), Juris Doctor/Doctor of Medicine (JD/MD), Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA), Juris Doctor/Master of Science, Telecommunications (JD/MST), Juris Doctor/Master of Urban and Regional Planning (JD/MURP), Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Laws (JD/LL.B.).

Tax Emphasis Program

The Law School offers a program of law study that leads to a Juris Doctor degree with an emphasis in taxation. The program signifies tax law experience beyond that normally obtained by law graduates, but not as extensive as that obtained in a Masters of Taxation degree program.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programs

Colorado Law School offers Master of Laws degrees in three areas of study in which the strength of the faculty, curriculum, and programs are recognized nationally and internationally. The various specialization in LL.M. are: LL.M. in Entrepreneurial Law, LL.M. in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, LL.M. in Natural Resources Law.

International Law

Colorado Law prepares students for the global market for legal services and to understand the international community. Expert faculty, an extensive curriculum and experiential learning opportunities help students understand law in a global context. The various courses are Climate Change Law and Policy, Comparative Employment Law, Energy Insecurity and Sustainable Energy Immigration and Citizenship Law International Business Transactions International Criminal Law: Theory and Practice, International Dispute Resolution, International Environmental Law, International Human Rights Law, International Natural Resources Law and Policy, International Trade Law, Introduction to Islamic Law, Introduction to Jewish/Israeli Law, National Security Law, and Refugee and Asylum Law.

Study Abroad

Colorado Law sponsors study abroad programs for the law students to help them understand the international community and to prepare them for an increasingly global legal market.  The current offerings are:

  • Colorado-USD Summer Law Study Abroad Program , providing courses in four European cities in partnership with the University of San Diego School of Law.
  • Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Bucerius Exchange Program in International and Comparative Business Law in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Bar Ilan University Law Exchange Program in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • University of Alberta Dual Degree Program , awarding the American Juris Doctor and the Canadian Bachelor of Laws (JD/LL.B.) after four years of study in co-operation with the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, Canada.


The primary mission of the William A. Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado Law School is to provide materials and services that support the instructional and research programs of the faculty and students of the Law School. Further, as the largest collection of legal information resources in the State of Colorado, the Law Library offers its resources and services to assist the University and legal communities and the public in meeting their needs for legal information. The Law Library is committed to pursuing opportunities afforded by the cooperative organization of resources in order to establish and maintain appropriate services for optimal access and use of legal resources. The collection consists of approximately 8,50,000 volumes and volume equivalents, and over 33,000 titles in many formats.

Law Review and Journals

The Law School is home to three nationally respected law journals. The University of Colorado Law Review is the oldest journal. It publishes four times per year on all topics of legal importance. The Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy publishes twice a year on issues related to the environment, natural resources, and international law. Finally, the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law publishes on issues related to technology, intellectual property, and telecommunications.

Career Development Office

It provides law students and alumni with individualized career counseling and professional development advice to help them identify and achieve their career goals. They also assist local, regional, and national employers in meeting their employment needs by providing on-campus interview programs, resume collections, job postings, and opportunities to reach out to the students and graduates.


University of Colorado Law School
Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0401
Phone No: Dean's Office: 303-492-8047
Admissions Office: 303-492-7203
Email: headdr@colorado.edu
Website: www.colorado.edu/law

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