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So DU is my number one choice, but I'm a little nervous about my chances of getting in after a lackluster day at the LSATs....any predictions on me (3.2 GPA, 154 LSAT, four years work experience in Congress, masters degree, Colorado native)?

I think your numbers are borderline but you have a pretty good chance esp with your work exp.  DU seems to like people who have worked.  There's going to be a lot 3.2/154 applying to DU so make your application really stand out.  DU really does look beyond the numbers...otherwise they wouldn't have accepted me (ha!)

2 more questions from me:
1. Do I have a chance at CU with a 3.6/162?
2. Is there a chance DU will give me money with a 3.6/162?

A little about me: White, middle class, no outstanding ec's

I def think you have a good chance at DU.  I would recommend applying for the Chancellor Scholarship but without any ec's it may just be a waste of time.  If you apply now you have a decent chance at getting some money.  Traditionally though, DU's famous for giving out a few BIG scholarships as opposed to a gazillion little ones.

Numbers are VERY important when applying to law school BUT it's NOT everything.  Make your application stand out and you maybe plesantly suprised.  Take some chances...what do you have to lose but a few bucks?   ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How Far to Reach for a Reach School?
« on: November 02, 2006, 07:03:27 PM »
My strategy last year was to apply to a really wide range of schools.  I applied to a lot of part time schools with better rankings, full time if it was within my range, or to a school that had free applications.  I got a scholarship at a couple 4th tier schools, waitlisted at a few schools (eventually rejected), and got into a T2 through the back door (summer program).  My numbers are FAR below the average for my school but I got in.  My advice to you...apply everywhere and just never know.  GOOD LUCK!

It's so weird seeing 0L asking questions about DU/Colorado.

Anyway, just wanted to put my plug in for DU.
In my opinion DU is awesome for the following reasons:

1.) Students are cooperate and friendly
2.) Building is new and pretty
3.) Professors are available and prepare you to be lawyers
4.) Colorado is beautiful
5.) You can ski as early as October and as late as May/June
6.) A LOT of student organizations ( = free lunch)
7.) Alumni are VERY supportive and encouraging
8.) Administration pretty good
9.) A LOT of networking opportunities (I've been to a handful of "kiss butt" events already)
10) They admitted me!  :)

Of course there are things that are not so good about DU so here goes...
1.) It's expensive (the school, not the cost of living - which is VERY reasonable)
2.) Law students can't park on the 1st floor of the garage ( biggest pet peeve!)
3.) Um...I'm honestly trying to think of something...the Rockies suck?  Haha.

This is not to say that law school is always fine and dandy...sometimes it really sucks but I think that's just law school in general.  I got into this school the hard way so maybe I appreciate it more than others.  :)

How's the semester going for you Cesco?  We really should meet up for lunch or something one of these days.

Law School Admissions / Re: Free Applications?
« on: August 25, 2006, 08:56:52 PM »
I went through the same process last cycle...I'm cheap!  My suggestion would be to ask at a law school forum (I got 2 that way), google, and look on LSAC's Official guide (if it doesn't mention a fee, it's probably free, but always double check).

The ones that were free for me last year were Thomas Cooley, Dayton, St. Louis, Akron, St. Thomas - Minneapolis, Colorado (from forum), Richmond (from forum), Loyola- Chicago (which was mentioned), and Qunnipiac (I got one by requesting a viewbook).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: August 19, 2006, 08:19:48 PM »
University of Denver, Class of 2009!! ;D
(I got in the hard way)

Classes start Monday.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Denver anyone?
« on: August 19, 2006, 08:02:40 PM »
Count me in if you get together.

Is OneNote really worth it or useful?  I'm still debating on getting it.  I may end up being the only one in class taking traditional notes.

I spent most of my day reading.  I need to finish the Buffalo Creek book for DuVivier's class.

Oh, anyone have any details about the Colorado Ski pass?

Can you guys believe classes start on Monday?!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Denver anyone?
« on: August 18, 2006, 08:41:23 AM »
What is this after hours "bar review" that everyone speaks of?  I have to admit I kind of feel like I haven't really had a chance to meet that many people so far....but those I have met have been great!

Anyways, info on the "bar review" would be much apperciated!  (was that what was on those random green fliers some people had today- I didn't actually get one but I saw some people carrying them around)

The "Bar Review" is at Max Gill and Grill on 1052 S. Gaylord St....about a 1 1/2 miles from the law school.  $2 beers and well drinks.  It starts at 10pm tonight.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Denver anyone?
« on: August 17, 2006, 04:57:49 PM »
I just now saw this post- all LSD DUers are still a mystery to me... as I am to you... ;)

Me too.  I think I saw Matthies you wear glasses?

Only when I can't see the board in class, no glasses on me yesterday, had my Nike golf hat, and one of those UGLY green shirts on. Too bad you did not see me I showed my group all the secrets, like were the best bathroom is, and where to sit in the classrooms to avoid the camera's :)

I wish I was in your tour group.  Mine kinda sucked...pretty comical actually...we zipped through the building and was first to line up at the BBQ.

I think I got you confused with Tyler?  Todd?? Anyway...

So where should we sit to avoid the camera?  I don't want the professors catching me passing notes.

Are you guys going to the Bar Review tomorrow?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Denver anyone?
« on: August 16, 2006, 07:11:41 PM »
I just now saw this post- all LSD DUers are still a mystery to me... as I am to you... ;)

Me too.  I think I saw Matthies you wear glasses?

Monarch heels - Aren't you in section 3?  We were in the same room (190) all afternoon.  Maybe I'll see you tonight at the Stadium Inn (even though we won't know for sure ha!).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Denver anyone?
« on: August 10, 2006, 03:19:45 PM »
I agree...I love how this board is dominated with ski talk.  Haha.

Thanks Matthies!  :-)  There were 19 of us total and I believe we all got accepted.  All of my SI classmates were wonderful and I'm glad we all made it through the hellacious (but educational) 3 weeks.

I am just getting back from campus.  I spent about $300 bucks for my books (and a sweatshirt).  I was able to find a torts book in REALLY good condition (no marks) for $15 at the SBA bookstore.  I would have waited to get the rest of the books if I didn't have advanced reading to do.  Argh!

Welcome to Denver Monarch!!

Does anyone else have DuVivier (Civ Pro), Taylor (Contracts), Kaplan (LP), and Ehrenreich (Torts)?

I hope you are all enjoying your last days of break.  See ya'll at Orientation!

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