Master of Laws (LLM)
Jimmy Ilseng
Director of International Programs

Colorado Law offers a one-year, full-time LLM degree in the following areas: 

  • Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law
  • International Law & Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Law
  • Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunications Law
  • US Law for Foreign Lawyers

Colorado Law's LLM degree program is global in scope and is for talented lawyers from diverse backgrounds and countries. The LLM program fully immerses students in Colorado Law and offers inclusive access to programming, courses/modules, and the greater CU Boulder campus; our JD and LLM students learn side-by-side and from each other. At Colorado Law, we recognize that each of our LLM students have unique and diverse backgrounds and experiences, backgrounds and experiences that can enrich our community of scholars and students and help to advance Colorado Law’s intellectual leadership in the world.

LLM program course options are diverse, and LLM students has the ability to design a program of study suited to his or her academic and professional interests.  While students complete most courses at the law school, they also have the opportunity to complement their legal studies with graduate-level courses in other departments within the greater university.



The Master of Laws requires 24 credits.

For more information, contact Director of International Programs, Jimmy Ilseng at

Learning Outcomes

Colorado Law’s mission is to be an outstanding public law school that provides students with a state-of-the-art legal education and prepares them to serve wisely and with professionalism; advances the development of knowledge through scholarship, testing of new ideas and challenges to the status quo; and serves as a vehicle and catalyst for meaningful public service, all of which deliver high value to our students and have positive impacts—both locally and globally—on the legal profession and society. 

As this mission statement makes clear, we believe that excellence in legal education requires a commitment to a plurality of purposes. To achieve some of those purposes, Colorado Law has identified the following learning outcomes for its students:

  • Knowledge and understanding of legal theory and doctrine.
  • Related substantive knowledge, including societal context.
  • Legal analysis.
  • Legal research skills.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system.
  • Other professional skills.