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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 22, 2008, 11:44:48 AM »
About places to live. Highlands Ranch would probably be expensive for housing. It is about 10 miles away. It would be a great place to live with a family though. I am probably going to rent there. Also, there is a light rail stop on Lincoln Ave, so you could take the lightrail. I think the website estimates times to DU from that stop at 35 minutes if I remember correctly. I think that is perfect because you don't have to worry about driving and it is long enough that you can study some each way.

I haven't spoken with any snobby admissions officers yet, there have been some seemingly uninformed ones, but none have been snobby. Then again, CU says don't contact them, so I really don't know about them as they do not allow communication  :)

I really want to hear back from CU though. The wifey and I are coming out in a week for ASW, and I am going to visit both schools and try to "feel out" the best pick. I really want the CU admit though.

But how I love Denver.

I take the light rail everyday from Lincoln Station.  If you are thinking of renting, there are several places right around Lincoln Station that would allow you to walk to the train, or have an extremely short drive.  It takes a little bit less than 35 min to get to the University stop.  I leave Lincoln on the 5:03, and get to University on by 5:25 or so. 

Let me know if you have any questions about living in the Lone Tree area!

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver Vs. Colorado
« on: March 06, 2008, 01:05:37 AM »

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 Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 05, 2008, 03:30:18 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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U. Colorado or U. Denver? Help!!
« on: February 06, 2008, 02:39:48 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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: December 07, 2007, 12:57:13 PM »
woooooooooohooooooooooo! done with finals!!!  what better way to end than with a 4.5 hour Hardaway civ pro test?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: October 16, 2007, 02:14:37 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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: October 15, 2007, 01:02:04 PM »
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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: October 15, 2007, 12:36:35 PM »
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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: September 24, 2007, 04:20:22 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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