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Have you looked at the Josephine apartments. They are small but hardwood floors, small complexes.  I met the landlord and he seemed nice.  They are very close to the school with all three within 2 blocks of Evans.

I am planning on the Silver Cliff Apts.  I didn't have too many choices as I have to have a place that will take my dog.  Not many apartments would accept her.  She is a German Shepherd.  The apartments are nice and only about 15-20 minutes from campus.

Incoming 1Ls / DU night division anyone?
« on: May 01, 2007, 04:44:35 AM »
I switched from the day to the night division. Anyone else out there planning on the night division?

I'll be attending Denver in the fall.  I had to switch to night division due to financial reasons. I am excited.  I already have the apartment lined up now I just need the job.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Denver ASD
« on: April 08, 2007, 04:24:26 PM »
I forgot to mention the internship and networking answer.  I set in on a seminar about internships during ASD.  By huge I mean that not only are there ample opportunities already in place you can, if needed, make your own.  They have networking opportunities almost daily.  One of the students from the panel said you could eat lunch free everyday at the school because of all of the meeting they have.  I saw postings for three different meetings with lunch posted during my time there.  DU has the highest percentage of working attorneys in Denver so the chance of networking with people that you can get an intership with are ample. 
I hope this answers the question.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Denver ASD
« on: April 08, 2007, 04:20:05 PM »
My comment about not being 100% satisfied is that it was a rushed day.  If the day had been longer with more time for some of the information sessions I would have been 100% satisfied.  I am attending DU in the fall and after seeing the school and talking to students and professors I know my decision is the right one.
I spent three days there checking out the housing situation.  I looked at apartments within four blocks of campus as well as some farther away.  It was hard because alot of them would not show me anything but those that did I would be ok living there.  The Arlington is about 2 blocks to the law building.  Large apartments - almost had a dorm feel to it though.  They are well maintained but depending on which side you were on they might be noisy.  The St. Josephine's ( 3 buildings) were nice.  Studios were good size, bathrooms were kinda small but good other than that.  Well located and seemed quiet.  They are about 3 blocks to the law building.  DU is in a great area.  I did not run across any bad sections around the school.  I am going to be living about 10-15 minutes away in Englewood.  The city has great transportation and there is a light rail stop right by the campus.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Denver ASD
« on: March 28, 2007, 08:01:11 PM »
I attended the day.  It was informative but not 100% satisfying.  The building is unbelievable.  Every seat in the almost every classroom is wired for laptops.  Some of the smaller conference type classrooms are not wired.  The main lobby area has a cafe, lots of table, and lots of small tables with comfy chairs.  The smaller tables are also wired for laptops.  Lots of small study rooms that you can reserve for up to 3 hours at a time.  The library is huge with lots of study space as well as private study rooms.  The only thing I did not like about the library is that it only has one entrance and exit on the second floor.  The builing has lots of window and is very well lit.  The lockers are a good size.  Parking in the law building is permit only and is, this year, $480.00.  Parking is available elsewhere on campus for a lot less money. One of the students on the panel pays $60.00.  The professors were likable but honest I felt in how they grade and test.  The students and the professors both said that DU is not a highly competitive school like some where students hide materials and such.  They all felt there was good comraderie among the students. The students all said that faculty are very accessible but not all had been to a professors home nor out to luncb with a professor. The faculty were split on this question but most had worked at meeting students when needed to discuss problems or questions. DU grades on a B average and Professor Best, Torts, discussed why and the median range which I did not write down.
There were small group presentation for 1 hour.  I set in on the Internships and Public Law seminars.  Internships opportunites are huge.  You can either obtain one with the help of the school or set one up on your own and have it approved by the school.  The school sets up lots of networking opportunities to meet with previous DU grads as well as lawyers, judges, etc in the area.  DU has participated in the LRAP program but only 5 out of 30 students were selected this year to recieve a LRAP and that is due to funding.  They are committed to the program and are working on obtaining further funding.  The Mock Trial opportunities, clinical programs, and internship programs are extensive. 
What else would you like to know?  I apologize for the disjointed posting but I just flew home today and have been up since 3am.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: March 18, 2007, 08:17:16 AM »
I am visiting Denver next week for Admitted Day as well as to check out the area and apartments.  I am thrilled and nervous at the same time.  Any tips on things to see or to check out while there?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Denver Admitted Day
« on: March 18, 2007, 05:13:17 AM »
Is anyone planning on attending Denver's Admitted Student Day on March 26th?

I am visiting DU in March for Admitted Students day.  I have done a bunch of research on apartments and already have some visits planned.  Through the housing message board I might have found a room in a house. 
I have exchanged messages with some current students who were very helpful.
I have not heard many negative things so that makes me happy.

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