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Denver / Re: DU Admission
« on: December 18, 2008, 09:10:50 PM »
I'm applying this cycle with moderately low numbers, 3.35/ 153 (Dec. LSAT pending), and just wanted to gather everyones opinion whether I should apply strictly to the PT program or take my chance with FT. According to LSN, last years PT acceptance stats were pretty similar to mine.. Also, for those of you in the PT program, is class on Saturday guaranteed or does it vary from year to year? Thanks everyone.

I don't think you will have saturday class.  i was part-time and i never had sat class.

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in Denver, it seems as though there is exactly the opposite bias.  if grades are all the same, those with work experience are favored to those right out of undergrad. 

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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:49:49 PM »
So.....how was the first day of classes?

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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 12, 2008, 06:14:40 PM »

On the other hand, what study guides do you experienced veterans think are the best?

Personally, I used parts of the outline that you can find on Lexis for Civ Pro, as well as for Contracts.  Depends on the class though.  I know a lot of people who used the E & E, and thought it was helpful.  In addition to the Lexis outline, I used a hornbook for Civ Pro by Friednthal, Kane and Miller.  I thought it was pretty good. 

Whether you need a supplement really depends how well you are able to pick up the material from the professor.  I don't think you have to run out and get a bunch of study guides right now.  If I were you, I would wait until you have had a few weeks to feel out your classes. 

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Denver / Re: Friday Classes
« on: August 11, 2008, 07:36:39 PM »
I have two classes on Friday, the last one getting out at 4. That is horrible.

that is pretty bad, I feel sorry for your section.   

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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 11, 2008, 07:35:31 PM »
because 1.) this is law school and they make everything complicated, 2.) you're an adult & 3.) professors are lazy. . .although, some professors will email syllabus/assignments when they have their class list.  when's orientation? because usually someone will tell you during orientation.  besides, advanced assignment isn't that intense anyway.

Well, I don't think 2 is a very strong argument. Not because I disagree with my being an adult, but because my being an adult does not necessitate making things difficult when they could be really easy. But you are probably just joking around.

Orientation starts tomorrow. I just walked into the front lobby (there is probably a different name for that place) and there was a podium and many chairs being set up. It is pretty busy around here.



Yeah I saw all the chairs today, but I am not sure what was going on.  That area is referred to as the forum.  It is starting to get busy again...last week I felt like I was the only one in the building. 

Are you excited to get started?

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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 08, 2008, 11:30:50 PM »
i am doing 2L OCI.  Everyone I have talked to says that grades/connections get you the interview and personality gets you the job. 

we shall see how it turns out!

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Denver / Re: Friday Classes
« on: August 08, 2008, 11:31:02 AM »
What percent of full-time students have classes on Friday?



I did not have any Friday classes for 1L, but I have one class on Friday this Fall.  1:15-2:20 i think

I am not really looking forward to it, as Friday was a day off for me all last year. 


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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 08, 2008, 11:24:37 AM »
FYI:  some professors have advanced assignments up on the website

http://law.du.edu/index.php/registrar/course-information/advance-assignments

For all new 1Ls: don't be the person that gets called on the first day, and has to say "I didn't know there was a reading assignment"


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Denver / Re: Random Questions/General Discussion Thread
« on: August 05, 2008, 12:43:24 PM »
Can you current student recommend which commercial study aids to purchase?  It seems like everyone has a different opinion, but I'd love yours!

I think I would wait until class starts to buy anything like this.  I think someone said earlier that professors may recommend a particular study aid.  There are some classes like Property with Marsh where a commercial study guide is worthless (in my opinion)

If a professor does not specifically recommened a study aid, you could always ask after class if there is anything they would recommend.

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