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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 06, 2008, 06:09:00 PM »
I applied to CU and not DU.  CU will be one of my top picks if they accept me and offer me some scholarship $$.  Anyone have any idea why CU is taking so long with decisions?  They admitted a slew of peeps in December, but no one is January or since. 

I am content with waiting, just curious.  Maybe I'll see some of you in Boulder next fall!  Do many law students live outside of boulder in some of the previously mentioned suburbs? 
  :D

Maybe they are up in the mountains taking advantage of the powder days.  ;)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 06, 2008, 03:07:55 PM »
I think this was the case for me too.  I called about every 2 weeks or so starting Feb/Mar in my application cycle to check on my status.  By calling, I think I showed a genuine interest in the school and that I would attend if accepted (which is very important to the school).  Just remember, be nice.  Good luck! 

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver- MyWeb
« on: February 06, 2008, 03:05:29 PM »
I think everyone left because the roads were horrible yesterday.  Anyway, good luck!  Maybe you'll even get some good news!

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver- MyWeb
« on: February 06, 2008, 12:42:29 AM »
People. . .pick up the phone & CALL THEM!!  The admissions office is one of the NICEST department at the law school.

I know you are anxious about your application & the waiting really sucks (been there, done that) but if you really don't want to wait for the call, email, letter accepting you ask them about the info you see on MyWeb & what that means.  Unless you call every 30seconds, they will not ding you for calling.  It actually might help you (shows you have interest in the school).

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 06, 2008, 12:37:38 AM »
Call the admissions & ask.  If you are so worried about annoying them, don't give them your name. . .general inquiry.  They aren't going to ding you because you called in regards to your status.

International law:  I would say international law is one of the top three programs as far as student interest at DU.  In no particular order: Environmental, International, Corporate.  We have a nationally ranked international journal, lots of international classes, russian/spanish for lawyers program, etc.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 05, 2008, 05:28:53 PM »
So in myweb under the "Student and Financial Aid" tab it lists:

Admissions
Enter a new application ~ Complete an application ~ Review application status
 Registration
Check your registration status; Add or drop classes; Select variable credits, grading modes, or levels; Display your class schedule.
 Student Records
View your holds; Display your grades and transcripts; Review charges and payments.
 Financial Aid
Apply for financial aid ~ Review application status ~ Review loans
 Student Account
 Housing
Apply for Housing ~ View/Change Housing Preferences
 Study Abroad
Inquire and Apply for DU Study Abroad Programs
 Writing and Research Center
Schedule an appointment ~ View/Cancel your appointments


So it has all those options. I clicked on "Registration" and these were some of the options:

   Accept/Waive Health Insurance and Fee
    COF Stipend Authorization
    COF Stipend History
    Withdraw from DU

The Withdraw one is interesting. Do they just put that on every myweb site? I am interested in the Stipend business also. I am guessing that COF means something different, but I want someone else to check theirs and update me.

Thanks again.

The only way to know for sure is to call the admissions office.  It could just mean that your status changed and they are reviewing your application.  Good luck!  :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 05, 2008, 01:44:07 AM »
Concur with everything Matthies says. (what else is new?)  Except the snow. . .it seems to be sticking really well lately. :P

If cost is your #1 concern, go to CU unless DU gives you a full ride + stipend and/or some other great deal.  As a student, you are eligible for in state tuition after 1 year at CU.

Everything else is about equal.

Students at both schools seem pretty happy.  I worked with 2 CU alums & 1 current student at my summer internship and they had a lot of good things to say about the school.  I too see more DU students than CU students at networking events but I think we just outnumber them.  A lot of times, I see the same CU people over and over. . .maybe they are the ones that can afford gas?  :P  Anyway, nobody says "oh, I'm better than you or I have better job prospects because I go to CU or DU", etc.  There is a mutual respect for the schools and we have a friendly rivary (especially during intra-school mock trial competitions).

I'll throw a negative out there about DU.  Wondering if your professor who is visiting at the Univ of N Carolina law forgot about your class.  Disclaimer: I'm bitter about not having my grade.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 01, 2008, 11:42:58 PM »
After you get accepted to both...ask the HR person at a few of the places that you think you might like to potentially work in three years the advantages/disadvantages of each in their opinion.

Just a late night thought.



You know, I've done this, all say go to DU. Just so happens that of the 30 or so lawyers and judges I know well, all are DU but for a few top 14 grads, so some bais there. :) I have yet to actually meet a CU grad working as lawyer. In no way am I saying they are not out there, its just like 4 to 1 DU grads, so just happens that you meet them more often. I thinkl they are both good schools, I think CU has the advanatge of being higher ranked, but DU has the advanatage of being IN Denver, and that has seemed to me, to really even it out. DU grads have more opertunties to get know in Denver becuase its really easy to get a PT clerk or intership job here and work it into your school schdeual. Outside Denver I bet CU has the advanatge. But I mean, who want to work in the Springs?

The only down side I have with DU is cost, Its not cheap, other than that I have no complaints. Love my classmates, the pprofs, the numbers of classes offered, the lawyers I have met in Denver, the city, my house, the weather (near blzzard going on outside my window right now, which will all be melted by tommrow I bet)


PS also soryy about keep delated out of this thread. I like to d-dub each night to I don't wake to full in box (becuase being OCD I will read verey post!) But I'll try to keep this one saved.

Aslo good to see nfire1 and somanyquestions, how is it going for you guys?

Good, good thanks! :)  Kinda star struck from seeing Barack Obama & Bill Clinton all in one day.  How are you?

Oh, here's another negative. . .DU trying to profit by charging people to park in the law school parking deck while turning current law students with parking passes away. ???

To add to what has already been said about DU/CU. . .both DU/CU are about equal in terms of reputation in Colorado, both have new buildings, both are regional schools (even though CU is ranked higher), etc.  Bottom line, VISIT.

Doing good here as well. STILL waiting on one grade, bujt poo happens. Yea I stayed awaty from school yesterday becuase I knew parking ouwld suck!! You went to both?

Let me guess. . .jurisprudence?

Scales, you?

ME TOO!!  She is taking WAY too long to grade our journals!  Think she'll give us our grade before she gets back from the tar heel state?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 01, 2008, 11:32:53 PM »
My only advice on where to live is, if you go to CU, I would recommend living as close to Denver as you can stand. Hands down the BEST way to find a legal job is networking with working lawyers and judges. 90% of the regular networking activities (Bar Association meetings, CLEs, volunteer events and Inns of the Court) are all going to take place in Denver, Boulder to Denver is an hour in good traffic 1.5 hours in bad traffic, forever in the snow. Just something to consider. DU students have a monopoly on networking events simple because few CU students are willing to make that drive after class in the evenings.
Oh, and weather here is NUTS its was 45 degrees this afternoon. Right now we are having a THUNDER and LIGHTING storm with snow. WTF???


I concur with everything Matthies just said regarding living in Denver & the weather.  That was LOUD!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 01, 2008, 11:31:44 PM »
After you get accepted to both...ask the HR person at a few of the places that you think you might like to potentially work in three years the advantages/disadvantages of each in their opinion.

Just a late night thought.



You know, I've done this, all say go to DU. Just so happens that of the 30 or so lawyers and judges I know well, all are DU but for a few top 14 grads, so some bais there. :) I have yet to actually meet a CU grad working as lawyer. In no way am I saying they are not out there, its just like 4 to 1 DU grads, so just happens that you meet them more often. I thinkl they are both good schools, I think CU has the advanatge of being higher ranked, but DU has the advanatage of being IN Denver, and that has seemed to me, to really even it out. DU grads have more opertunties to get know in Denver becuase its really easy to get a PT clerk or intership job here and work it into your school schdeual. Outside Denver I bet CU has the advanatge. But I mean, who want to work in the Springs?

The only down side I have with DU is cost, Its not cheap, other than that I have no complaints. Love my classmates, the pprofs, the numbers of classes offered, the lawyers I have met in Denver, the city, my house, the weather (near blzzard going on outside my window right now, which will all be melted by tommrow I bet)


PS also soryy about keep delated out of this thread. I like to d-dub each night to I don't wake to full in box (becuase being OCD I will read verey post!) But I'll try to keep this one saved.

Aslo good to see nfire1 and somanyquestions, how is it going for you guys?

Good, good thanks! :)  Kinda star struck from seeing Barack Obama & Bill Clinton all in one day.  How are you?

Oh, here's another negative. . .DU trying to profit by charging people to park in the law school parking deck while turning current law students with parking passes away. ???

To add to what has already been said about DU/CU. . .both DU/CU are about equal in terms of reputation in Colorado, both have new buildings, both are regional schools (even though CU is ranked higher), etc.  Bottom line, VISIT.

Doing good here as well. STILL waiting on one grade, bujt *&^% happens. Yea I stayed awaty from school yesterday becuase I knew parking ouwld suck!! You went to both?

Let me guess. . .jurisprudence?  Who did you take it with?  I wonder if we were in the same class. . .I'm still waiting for mine.

Yea, I went to both.  I was in line for 2 hours for Obama & walked right in for Clinton (guess the snow detered people).  They were turning people away from the garage.  People were not happy.  Luckily, I entered through Evans side of the garage so I didn't have a problem.

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