University of Colorado: Law Schoolhttps://www.colorado.edu/law/
University of Colorado
Colorado Law, established in 1892, is a tier 1 US law school located on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado and lies at the foothills of the inspiring Rocky Mountains. High admission standards, a relatively small student body, and a favorable student-to-faculty ratio assure a stimulating and challenging academic environment that encourages interaction with faculty and facilitates a strong sense of community. With 75 percent of upper-division course sections having fewer than 25 students each, Colorado Law promotes and encourages a culture where faculty actively mentor students.
Colorado Law Faculty
Faculty members have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. They include some of the nation’s leading scholars; particular strengths evidenced by faculty publications are constitutional law, natural resources and environmental law, American Indian law, business, entrepreneurial, dispute resolution, and technology law.
Our faculty are leaders in their field and are committed to helping Colorado Law students develop the legal knowledge, critical thinking, writing, and problem-solving skills necessary for professional success. A deliberately low student-to-faculty ratio of 9.9 to 1 enables meaningful engagement between faculty and students, giving students abundant opportunities to develop deep, substantive expertise and long-lasting professional relationships.
LLM and MSL Programs
Inclusion, access, and community are foundational themes at Colorado Law. Colorado Law LLM and MSL students benefit from access to the programming, courses, and law school culture originally designed for our JD program and reformed to include a holistic, global perspective. LLM and MSL academic opportunities include, but are not limited to, access to:
- student organizations,
- rich externship opportunities,
- a robust Public Service Pledge Program,
- student journals,
- faculty colloquia,
- research centers, and
Colorado Law's LLM programs highlight our areas of expertise and include the following LLM concentrations:
- Entrepreneurship and Business Law,
- Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law (US News and World Report’s #6 Environmental Law program),
- International Law and Human Rights,
- Indigenous Peoples Law,
- Intellectual Property, Technology, and Telecommunications Law, and
- US Law for Foreign Lawyers.
Additionally, Colorado Law offers two Master of Science of Laws (MSL) for both lawyers and non-lawyers:
Why Colorado Law?
Nestled between the Denver metropolitan area and the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Law is located in Boulder, an eclectic town known throughout the US for its natural beauty and consistent rankings as one of the top US cities for:
- best college town in the US (#1),
- health (#1),
- happiness (#1),
- best place to live (#2),
- entrepreneurialism (#4),
- access to outdoor sports and natural beauty (#6),
- well-being (#10),
- quality of life (#12),
- safety and security (top 25),
- culinary culture,
- craft beer (#2), and more.
But, there is more to Boulder than its geography or rankings. Boulder is of the most educated cities in the US, which has in turn attracted numerous technology-based firms and Fortune 500 companies to the Boulder-Denver area and helped to establish the area as one of the top US areas for growth and the State of Colorado as the #1 state economy in the US. Boulder's inclusive and educated community, eclectic culture, 300 days of sunshine, economy, access to the Rocky Mountains, and safe neighborhoods have combined to make it one of the most unique and desirable cities in the US for both students and professionals. Colorado Law students do not just benefit from attending a tier 1 US law school, they also benefit from a culture and a community that embraces a well-rounded approach to life that endorses and supports the balance needed to succeed as individuals, academics, and professionals.
LLM and MSL students enjoy the holistic US university experience at Colorado Law. In addition to a challenging, yet amiable, academic environment, the Colorado Law student experience includes access to all CU-Boulder student resources.
Colorado Law students enjoy access to CU-Boulder's recreation services, or more commonly referred to as The Rec. The Rec offers a variety of high quality, convenient, innovative, and inclusive ways to help student connect with themselves and the campus community. The Rec is a LEED Platinum (highest ranking for sustainable design) facility with over 300,000 square feet of recreation and fitness activity space, including an ice skating rink, indoor rock climbing, team sports, yoga, a recreational pool, basketball courts, and much more.
CU-Boulder is a member of the PAC-12 Conference, and collegiate athletics are enjoyed throughout the academic year. Students are eligible to purchase a CU Sports Pass at an economical price. The CU Sports Pass enables students to obtain tickets to regular season home sports events including American football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, and softball.
In addition to living in the #1 college town in the US, Colorado Law students are pleasantly surprised to find a pedestrian and bicycle friendly metro area. Boulder is one of only five US cities to earn the League of American Bicyclists platinum ranking and ranks as a top city for cyclists. Students also benefit from easy walks to schools and a university transportation system that provides for easy access to both Denver and Colorado's world renowned ski resorts.
Summer Legal English Course
Fully admitted LLM and MSL students (and non-degree seeking students) have the option of attending our newly created, 8-week Legal English course, offered in conjunction with CU-Boulder's International English Center. Conditionally admitted international students who do not meet our minimum TOEFL or IELTS requirements are required to attend the summer course to achieve full admission.
Jimmy J. Ilseng
Director of International Programs
University of Colorado Law School
Wolf Law Building, 401 UCB | Boulder, CO 80309
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