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University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver Law)
2255 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

The Law School

At Denver Law, we balance academics with the outside world, and help you focus on things that matter to you: your career, your future, your life in law. Denver Law opened its doors in 1892, and has been breaking ground in legal education ever since. Our faculty pride themselves in training students for successful careers as legal practitioners by offering a variety of challenging and exciting courses in addition to experiential learning opportunities. With our location at the foot of the Colorado Rockies, you can live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful areas of the world.

Denver Law is a top 100 United States law school with nationally ranked programs in international law, environmental and natural resources law, legal writing, clinical training and tax law. Our curriculum is innovative and global in its perspective. Upon graduation, our students are equipped with the skills necessary to provide immediate and valuable contributions to the legal community.

We were featured by the National Jurist as one of the 20 most innovative law schools in the country (www.nationaljurist.com/content/most-innovative-law-schools-a… ) . Additionally, we were one of three schools noted by U.S. News & World Report in a feature article on the importance of experiential learning opportunities in choosing a law school.

The result of a dynamic partnership between Denver Law and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers (ETL) is a program dedicated to changing the way law schools educate students. "Our goal is to help law schools graduate more practice-ready lawyers who can better meet the needs of an evolving profession," says law school Dean Martin J. Katz. "To accomplish this goal, we have provided a platform to facilitate and measure innovation in law teaching designed to integrate doctrine, skills, and professional identity." ETL is building a national consortium of law schools committed to education in the spirit of the Carnegie Model. The consortium serves as a resource and forum for the exchange, dissemination, implementation and assessment of reform.

The Program

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Roche LLM in International Business Transactions (IBT LLM) leverages the strengths of Denver Law's nationally ranked International Legal Studies Program and our emerging Corporate and Commercial Law Program as well as the University of Denver's ranked graduate schools of business and international studies to deliver a comprehensive, internationally-relevant business transactions law degree. The program produces practice-ready graduates with a strong grasp of international transactional law and business gained through an extensive curriculum in the areas of trade, commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, international intellectual property, banking, investment and finance. The flexibility of the program, along with a broad variety of course offerings, allows students to tailor this degree to their specific interests and career goals.

In the United States there are more than 230 LLM programs in 33 different practice areas, spread across 200 law schools. However, surprisingly very few programs are concentrated on private transactional work. The Roche IBT LLM is the only one of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region; it is also unique nationally as it is the only LLM program that requires training in negotiation and drafting skills.

A full-time student is expected to earn the degree in one academic year (or over two consecutive semesters). All students in the IBT LLM must complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) and maximum of twenty-eight (28) semester credits in the IBT LLM curriculum.

An interdisciplinary approach to the program allows students to enroll in a number of elective courses offered through the renowned Daniels College of Business and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies as well as the Sturm College of Law's nationally ranked Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program.

In line with Sturm College of Law's Modern Learning Initiative, the IBT LLM program offers its students a variety of opportunities to learn and apply transactional lawyering skills through avenues such as drafting and negotiation courses, international commercial arbitration moot competition and externship options.

A unique mentoring program and optimal externship program allows students to build a professional network through interaction with employers, practitioners, arbitrators, judges and scholars in the field of international business.

A joint JD/IBT LLM degree option also is available.

Please see our website www.law.du.edu/index.php/international-business-transactions or contact Program Manager Marina Logachev at [email protected] with additional questions.

The Faculty

Our courses are taught by highly experienced faculty and practitioners who are committed to providing superior quality legal education with an emphasis on integrative experiential learning, the core of the Sturm College of Law's visionary strategic plan. Through individual attention, support and guidance given to each student, high standards of academic excellence, a rigorous practical learning tactic and a wide variety of available resources, IBT LLM graduates are able to competitively position themselves regionally, nationally and globally.

Please find more information about out excellent faculty and scholars here: www.law.du.edu/index.php/international-business-transactions…

Entry Requirements

The program is open to recent U.S. law school graduates holding a JD degree and foreign applicants holding a primary law degree from a comparably recognized law school or law program outside the U.S. It is also open to U.S.-based and foreign attorneys wishing to update, supplement and develop an expertise in the area of international business law.

The IBT LLM admissions criteria are highly selective. We admit a small number of superior candidates who we feel are capable of meeting the challenges of program's rigorous curriculum and high expectations.

Application Procedure

IBT LLM applicants are required to submit their applications electronically through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) with the supporting LLM Credential Assembly Service. LLM applicants educated outside of the US must also register for International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.

Application deadlines: July 15th for domestic applicants; May 15th for international applicants.
Applicants submitting their applications prior to April 1st will receive priority consideration for merit scholarship awards.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: Either the TOEFL or IELTS must be taken if applicant's first language or post-secondary language of instruction is not English
Minimum English Proficiency requirements for the IBT LLM:
85 internet-based/567 paper-based TOEFL, or 6.5 IELTS

Please see our website for detailed application information:

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for full-time enrollment (24 semester credit hours) for Academic Year 2013-2014 is $32, 568 ($1,357 per credit hour).

Comprehensive information regarding cost of attendance and financial aid can be found at www.du.edu/financialaid/law/cost/index.html

Financial Aid

Financial aid in the form of loans or scholarships is available to students with demonstrated academic ability and financial need. Generous scholarship aid is available to both domestic and international applicants. Please visit our website for more information about tuition and financial aid, including government and private loan options, eligibility for tax deduction of tuition and loan deferral status.


Located 5,280 feet above sea level, the Mile High City encompasses an ideal combination of the great outdoors, an energetic urban lifestyle and a prominent and ever-expanding international business community.

Denver has a temperate climate with 300 days of sunshine. World-class mountain resorts, skiing and snowboarding are within an hour's drive. The city has a rich ethnic history and diverse cultural heritage and is constantly bustling with cultural activity around its numerous inimitable neighborhoods.

Denver Metro area is increasingly becoming an international business and legal center.
It is a well-known NAFTA hub that possesses a vibrant technology sector and serves as an epicenter of natural resources and green businesses.

Colorado has a supportive and inclusive legal community. Local practitioners and businesses are eager to welcome and engage Denver Law students.

Program Information

Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Roche LLM in International Business Transactions
  • Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.)
  • Master of Taxation (MT)
  • Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy (LLM)
  • Master of Science in Legal Administration Program (MSLA)
Program Features
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website
Distance Learning
  • Master of Taxation
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website

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