Welcome to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Welcome to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

August 25, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Welcome, and thank you for your interest in
the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. My name is Bruce Smith and it is my privilege
to serve as the Dean of Denver law, Denver’s only law school. In 1904, we were one of the first law schools
in the nation to offer a Clinical Program, a tradition that continues today with our
commitment to the public good. In the 1960s alongside Northwestern, Berkeley
and the University of Wisconsin, we helped found the Law and Society movement which wove
together the insights of psychology, sociology, and history, with the teachings of law. And in recent years we have emerged as a leader
in the experiential learning movement. Not only through our clinics, but through
our innovative externship and fellowship programs, a collection of practice-oriented training
programs that earned us an A+ rating from the National Jurist Magazine. As a Dean, of course, I care about our present
and our future and there is must celebrate there as well. Denver Law features fully five programs in
the top 20 in the news US Rankings, including legal writing, advocacy, our clinics, our
Environmental and Natural Resources Program. Our students emerge in Colorado; in the nations
most robust state-level economy, providing an abundance of opportunity in law firms,
in corporations, in state and federal government and public interest organizations. Should you choose to study at Denver Law you’ll
see new initiatives underway; in sports law, in law and technology, in interdisciplinary
learning. Please come visit us at the University of
Denver. See our beautiful campus. Come to our law building, one of the finest
in the nation. Attend a hockey game with me at Magnus Arena
and see our men’s nationally ranked ice hockey team. Welcome to Denver Law, one of the nations
most innovative and ascendent law schools.