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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 27, 2008, 04:58:58 AM »
I applied to DU with the impression that the school had a strong International Law program. I am well aware of Denver's excellent reputation for high quality studies in International Relations, outside of the law program, but am not certain about their credentials for International Law. I received a $20k a year scholarship which really piqued my interest. However, I only plan on attending if I can have some assurances about being able to obtain a dual degree in International Law and International Relations. How does this process work? Do you have to pay extra tuition? Do you have to take the GREs to get accepted into the Master's program? I have had a hard time getting ahold of any deans, maybe you current DU students can help...

I'm not sure what kind of assurance you are looking for but I would consider International Law is among the three most popular concentration/area of law among students.  Top 3 Biggies: Environmental, Business, International

Joint degree: Yes, you can get a joint degree.  I know quite a few people who are getting a JD/MIS (Masters in International Studies).  No assurances though. . .I don't know your credentials nor am I an admissions officer.  You just have to apply & see.  But I think if you gain admissions into the law school, you have a fair shot at GSIS (Graduate school of international studies).  Not really sure about the application process but I know you have to apply and get accepted to both schools.  If you get into one but not the other, you can reapply. . .I think it takes 4 years (instead of 5) for the dual degree but I know people who are trying to finish in 3.  Some of the credits transfer and gets applied towards the law degree.  Extra tuition?. . .you pay for whatever credits you take.  I think they might accept your LSAT score (not sure though).  You should call the admissions office NOT the dean.  By the way. . .this applies to the JD/MBA as well.  The only difference is that you would apply to the Daniels School of Business.

Can anyone tell me about transferring into Sturm? Has anyone here done it? What do they look at? I'm looking to transfer from a tier 3.

I didn't transfer in BUT. . .I know about 10 students who transferred in this year.  I think the main thing is your 1st year grades.  Call the admissions office and ask.

Still nothing from Denver..I called today and spoke with Doug.  He looked up my profile and verifid that a decision has been made, but that he couldnt give it out over the phone.  Is that normal? If I were accepted, would they have told me over the phone...?

Actually, I called and they said the same thing, it is just policy. I was accepted with a scholarship, so not saying anything over the phone is just standard.

You just have to wait for it, it could go either way.

Oh ok...That I will! I just thought that may have been indication..I'll keep everyone posted..

My fingers are crossed for you!!! Good luck- hopefully you'll hear something ASAP

I hope good news is on its way!

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 16, 2008, 06:27:03 AM »
Yeah, thanks for the advice, but I am not talking about downtown. I am talking about the Cheesecake Factory in Highlands Ranch or Maggiano's. Just those two places. I love both restaurants, and my wife has never been to Maggiano's before so I am leaning there right now.



Go to Maggiano's.  There's a HUGE one off of 25 by Exit 199 (I think?). . .if you pass it, you'll see it on the highway. . .it's HUGE.

Like the previous poster said, I wouldn't go to either.  But then again, that wasn't your question.

Have fun visiting. . .hope the weather is nice for you.  It's bipolar as of late.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Kansas ($$) vs. Denver
« on: March 13, 2008, 02:44:52 AM »
It really depends where you want to work after graduation.

I agree 100%

I don't know anything about KU so I can't comment.

Here's some info that maybe helpful for you.
 ;D DU has a very active business law society, corpoate internship program, support from area law firms/companies/etc, jd/mba, www.theracetothebottom.org, a decent amount of law firms in Denver, nice building, ample scholarship opportunities once a student (go to fin aid webpage) and so on and so forth.
 :-[ EXPENSIVE

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver Vs. Colorado
« on: March 06, 2008, 12:55:01 AM »
I'm from Colorado and go to CU.  I would think Colorado is an easy choice over Denver.  Boulder is without a doubt the nicest place to live in Colorado, while Denver is very low on the list of places I would live in Colorado.  Plus, CU is ranked a lot higher and they have a nice shiny new law school.

While  I wouldn't want to live in the actual city of Denver I would love living in South Denver, like Highlands Ranch, Columbine, Lone Tree.

Too suburby for me - every place looks the same with an Applebee's on each corner. I like living downtown and in a house that is 125+ years old. I need the sireins and drunk mumbling bums to lull me to sleep at night. I just whish you could buy as much house downtown as you can out in the burbs for the same price!

While I agree that Highlands Ranch, Columbine, Lone Tree, Littleton, Aurora, etc are a bit suburby. . .I kind of think Denver is a subrby kinda city.  Well at least compared to Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, etc.  Anyway. . .I think kill the headlights has kids (??). . .which would make living south of Denver probably more reasonable/affordable.

Matthies, did you go to the RMLUI thing?  If so, how was it?  I love that we got an email about leftover food. :P

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 05, 2008, 04:21:36 PM »
From what I have seen of Boulder, it seems like a great place to live.  Sofar, I really like being in Denver (I actually live south of Denver)

It just seems like there is so much more going on in Denver.

I like how Matthies worded it though, Boulder would be a nice place to retire. 

And Boulder is a popular place for retirees.  It's a quaint little town with pretty mountain views and only 30 mins from a Denver.  Besides, it's really cute.

I'm from Colorado and go to CU.  I would think Colorado is an easy choice over Denver.  Boulder is without a doubt the nicest place to live in Colorado, while Denver is very low on the list of places I would live in Colorado.  Plus, CU is ranked a lot higher and they have a nice shiny new law school.

Are you at the law school or UG at CU? Becuase there is a CU thread with people wanting info on the law school you might want to check out if you can answer some of thier questions, not many CU law students on here!

But why all the city of Denver hate? I admit Boulder is very pretty, and I would not mind retiring there someday, but there are not many lawyer jobs in Boulder. Odds are good if you want to be a lawyer in CO you’re going to end up in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, or Pueblo before Boulder. And of those choices, hands down I would take living in Denver myself.  

Yea, why the hate?  I know a few current CU law students & they are all really nice so I won't judge based on your response. :P  I would say that the two schools have a good relationship (very friendly competition but nobody thinking they are better than the other because they go to CU or DU).  In fact, some of the organizations I'm a part of at DU regularly organizes events with CU.  Both schools are also invited to the same networking events, participate in intra school competitions, etc.  I've been to the CU law building but I prefer DU's. . .ours seems more open (which, by the way is new & shiney). . .but, that's just me.

But as I've said before, the ultimate decision should be yours. . .not what I, Matthies, Tienfenbr, US NEWS, or any one on this board says.  And again, I emphasize, VISIT.  Afterall, you are going to spend 3 years at the school.

I hope the weather during ASW is nice for you. . .right now I'm weariting flip flops one day and Ugg boots the next.  ???

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 04, 2008, 03:57:03 PM »
Too bad Colorado and Denver couldn't coordinate as a nice gesture to students. That would be convenient.

They actually do alot of that for current studnts, joint networking/info programs, some happy hours and such

That is nice they do it for current students. It would make sense to do it for people who are traveling from out of state also.

 
you should really just look at the previous thread that is the first post on this thread. There is one called MyWeb on there. All these questions were answered.

I called when my status changed also. They said a decision had been made and that they don't give decisions by email. I got an email the next day saying I had been admitted, then two days later I go the snail mail. They day after I got the email I called and asked about scholarships and the lady said that my name was in the pile that was being reviewed but a decision hadn't been made. The next day (with my general acceptance letter) I got a letter marked two days before offering me a 15K per year scholarship.

So the moral of the story is that although the University of Denver's office of admissions people are very nice they don't seem to have all their information streamlined. I got a different answer from each person I called.

I don't think they tell you over the phone because it sets a precedent.  Also, it would suck to be the receptionist having to tell someone they got rejected.  I think they are just playing safe.

 I am yet to meet an unpleasant DU person, in person or on the phone.



I'll be sure to call you bad names when I see you in the hall at ASD, just so you can have the full well-rounded DU experince.  ;D

& I will join Matthies. . .looking down at the forum from the 2nd floor railings making fun of the 0Ls (especially the gunners who are attached at the hip w/professors).  :P

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 04, 2008, 01:41:47 AM »
you should really just look at the previous thread that is the first post on this thread. There is one called MyWeb on there. All these questions were answered.

I called when my status changed also. They said a decision had been made and that they don't give decisions by email. I got an email the next day saying I had been admitted, then two days later I go the snail mail. They day after I got the email I called and asked about scholarships and the lady said that my name was in the pile that was being reviewed but a decision hadn't been made. The next day (with my general acceptance letter) I got a letter marked two days before offering me a 15K per year scholarship.

So the moral of the story is that although the University of Denver's office of admissions people are very nice they don't seem to have all their information streamlined. I got a different answer from each person I called.

I don't think they tell you over the phone because it sets a precedent.  Also, it would suck to be the receptionist having to tell someone they got rejected.  I think they are just playing safe.

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: February 29, 2008, 07:45:26 PM »
Boulder is cute. . .small hippie town.  Should take you 30-45mins to get there from Denver.

Happy Leap Day.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 18, 2008, 12:35:56 PM »
Oh, and I just was reading an article about the new building and I found out where the old law school building was before the Ricketson was built at DU. It was at Quebec and Montview Blvd. That would be a horrible location. It would seriously make my choice much easier. I am very glad they moved it to its current location on the DU main campus. I toured the building almost two years ago and it was gorgeous, as was the rest of the campus.

I'm glad they moved the building too. . .I love our building.  I heard the advantage of the old building was the location (across the street from the court house from what I understand).  The rest of the campus won't really matter to you unless you spend a big chunk of time in the undergrad library or get a dual degree.

Congrats on the $$$$$$$$ at DU & I good luck to you with CU.  Both are good schools and you can't go wrong either way.  Despite the differences in rankings both are regional schools that are highly regarded in the area.  At the end of the day the rankings barely matter. . .at least if you want to stay in Colorado.  So once you have that decision to make. . .VISIT VISIT VISIT.  People can give you advice but the ultimate decision is yours.  I know people who went both ways and are happy with their decision.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 18, 2008, 12:24:07 PM »
Just to add one more opinion, I'm a CO native, went to CU for undergrad, loved it.  I applied to CU and DU and got rejected at both, but I wanted CU much more.  In state tuition is impossible for me to pass up.  I am still seriously considering trying to transfer to CU for 2L depending on where I end up for 1L.


consider arkansas, either little rock (where i am) or fayetteville.  in-state tuition scholly for ALL out of state acceptees.

i did 2 years here and will do the visiting student thing at denver for 3L.  that is, if they ever confirm it.   :P

I know a 3L visiting student at DU from Arkansas. . .wonder if you know her.

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