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Law School Admissions / Re: University of Denver Vs. Colorado
« on: March 05, 2008, 11:05:37 PM »

I just thought that I would avoid some studying to chime in.  I live in Lone Tree!  

Overall, I like Lone Tree because it is pretty quiet, has good access to I-25, and the light rail.  Also if you like to ski I-70, Lone Tree is also close to C470 which dumps in to I-70

I take the light rail to class every day, which I really like because it gives me a chance to relax on the way to and from class, not having to worry about driving, or paying for $3+/gallon gas.  

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Law School Admissions / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 05, 2008, 01:30:18 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. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 06, 2008, 12:39:48 PM »
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.

agreed.  I don't think that admissions will look down on anyone who is just trying to figure out the status of an application, especially when you have a legitimate reason to inquire.  In fact, I was told that my persistence with following up (letters, phone calls, and emails) was an important factor in my acceptance. 

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I don't think any are that far of a reach for you.  There's gotta be some overlap here: D1 sports, working full-time, school full-time = not enough time in a day, lol.

But any two of those going at the same time will likely relax the opinion of your GPA enough to bring you to 3.3-3.5 (IMO).  Your LSAT score will likely be held where it is, but based on your list, you should be ok.  Numbers for people like yourself are viewed a bit differently.


Add on a true reach school.

I agree... adcomms will look at your situation (sports, work, family) and that will likely explain your gpa (which really is not that bad, especially with everything you have accomplished!)

It is hard to say how much your situation will influence adcoms, but it does not hurt to throw a few reaches and maybe a super reach into the bag because things change from year to year depending on the applicant pool.

You have probably already seen this, but if not it may help.

http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearch/Search3.aspx?SidString=




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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: December 07, 2007, 10:57:13 AM »
woooooooooohooooooooooo! done with finals!!!  what better way to end than with a 4.5 hour Hardaway civ pro test?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: October 16, 2007, 12:14:37 PM »


School has been a bear.

I did get my mid-term from Torts back.... A-  I am actually really happy about it.

Other than that, I cut my hours back a little bit, but whatever, I am keeping up well enough. I keep falling slightly behind in Civ Pro, but I am getting caught up. What has really helped me is my study group. We have a really tight four-person group that really works well together.

Hey, nice job on the midterm.  What LP section are you in?  Hurley?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: October 15, 2007, 11:02:04 AM »
so we had our torts midterm last thursday.  I think it went pretty well, but who knows. 

Matthies,

About how long do professors usually take to get grades back to students?




Mid terms are usually pretty quick, 1-2 weeks was my experice. Final grade are anouther story, don't expect to get grades till very end of Dec or first of January, every year I have been at DU I have not had all my grades in before the next semester was about to start.  If your not happy with your grade GO SEE YOUR PROF in office hours, this will REALLY HELP YOU. Make sure u have specific Q's ready. Good luck on your exam.

Does anybody have hardaway for Civ pro? I think I still have my HUGH outline for his class if anyone wants it.

thanks for the info.  I have hardaway for civ pro.  I would love to have your outline just as a reference as I start to make my own.
I will pm you my email address. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: October 15, 2007, 10:36:35 AM »
so we had our torts midterm last thursday.  I think it went pretty well, but who knows. 

Matthies,

About how long do professors usually take to get grades back to students?



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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: September 24, 2007, 02:20:22 PM »
How is the work load? Are you finding yourself spending every minute on school?

I do not work during the day, so I am able to spend as much time as needed on reading and preparing for class.  I usually spend about 4-5 hours a day reading and preparing, then relax in the afternoons before class.  Since there is no class on Friday for the evening division, I work all day Friday then take pretty much all weekend off.  I really like the evening schedule, I think it really allows me to stay ahead on the reading. 

I have had time to do plenty of other things besides law school, so the work load is not that bad in my opinion.  I think that the being in the evening division without a job is the way to go!


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: September 19, 2007, 04:32:52 PM »
the first year is going great!  I really enjoy my classes (torts, civ pro, and LP)  All of them have interesting senses of humor.  I have been called on 5 times in civ pro and torts!  Some people never get called on, but my card must have something special on it because the profs love to pull it!  Thanks to all of you for your advice. 

Hey matties,

did you talk during the orientation with the student panel? 

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