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Choosing the Right Law School / CU vs DU
« on: February 03, 2010, 09:40:12 PM »
Hey everyone,

DU has a PT program, which would allow me to work, but CU is ranked higher, but I would not be able to work with the exception of summers. Where should I go?? I will probably stay in CO, so the region is not an issue. I am just worried if I pick a better school, in this economy, it won't matter.

At the end of the day, your resume will say Suffolk on it whether you take the day or the evening program. I don't think it matters at all what time your classes are at, in terms of looking better. Suffolk is Suffolk, even at night.

Agreed. I just graduated from Denver part-time, and we were ranked #9 for part-time programs. It means nothing, and I did not put it on my resume or anything. Denver like Suffolk is a regional school, the same firms and lawyers that have hired from there in the past will continue to do so in the future. Firms that have never hired a grad from there wonít start hiring from there because of the schools US News ranking.

If you want to go PT, then go and take advantage of the opportunities that it offers, or go FT and do it the standard way, but donít worry about US news ranking, it wonít really matter at all, and not near as much as doing the things that you should be doing to land a job anyway (like networking or doing legal work during the day if you go PT at night).

What was your experience of the PT program? I have been admitted to DU PT and CU, but I would prefer working to minimize my debt. Did you work full-time? What was your schedule typically like?

My experience with Thomas Jefferson has not been pleasant.  I applied in October and never received any notification that my application had been received, let alone complete.  I emailed the school a couple weeks ago asking for an update on if they've even received my application.  I got no response.  I finally called and the woman informed me they do not let applicants know if they have your application.  The lack of communication from a school like TJ was discouraging, and they have definitely been deleted from my list (i applied due to location). 

This is purely my experience, just thought i'd throw in my .02

This is good to know. You are not the only who has not recieved any notification from the school. I have been accepted into all other schools I have applied to, and they all have at least notified me when my application was complete.. Not really considering it anymore since it was a safety anyways.

Colorado / CU 2010
« on: January 22, 2010, 07:35:32 PM »
Hey everyone,
No one seems to like to post or discuss CU but I just received my acceptance letter! 160LSAT/3.8GPA.
Wondering if anyone else is in the same position. I also applied and have been accepted to DU, San Diego, and Tulsa.

Tulsa / Re: Tulsa?
« on: January 19, 2010, 09:39:02 PM »
I won't argue about the merits of the school, and I certainly have things that I wish had been different.  But, in this market, most law school graduates have trouble finding a job, no matter what city they're in or school they went to.  While a high-ranked school certainly will help, it isn't necessarily going to get you a job.  It really just depends on what's important to you.  If you know exactly what you want to do/where you want to live, then you should think about a law school specific to that.  But if graduating with less/no debt and still having a law degree is appealing, then take the scholarship.  Law school rank notwithstanding, I've had a great experience.  And, although it wouldn't have mattered to me when I was looking at schools, law review grade-on is a 3.5.

In your experience, have the students been extremely competitive with one another or more willing to help each other out? What's the housing like there? Any good neighborhoods I can research?

Tulsa / Re: Tulsa?
« on: January 19, 2010, 05:44:36 PM »
I have gotten into DU and USD, but none offered and money yet. I don't know if I would want to live in Tulsa the rest of my life though.
Do you know anything about the part-time program?
I don't want to limit my options, but at the same time paying over half my tuition is pretty intriguing.
Thank you for the opinions, I'll take them into consideration. I'm just trying to consider all my options.

Tulsa / Tulsa?
« on: January 18, 2010, 02:10:48 PM »
I have been accepted into TU and have received a sizeable scholarship. I am worried about the job prospects in Tulsa and I have never been to Oklahoma. I have never even been to Tulsa or OK, so any insight would be helpful.

Denver / Re: DU Law Fall 2010 Start
« on: January 18, 2010, 01:34:56 PM »
I have also been accepted and am considering DU, I have a 160LSAT/3.8GPA. If I go, I will be in the part-time program. Have you received any scholarship information? The one thing I am worried about is DU's competition, CU, and the job market there.

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