Boulder can be very pricy, but itís a college town so there is affordable stuff as well. Iím not sure what rents is, but to buy is outrageous for what you get for the $. My only comment on where to live, is, if was me, I would live someplace where I could get to Denver quickly. I do a lot of networking in the legal community in Denver, I have yet to meet one CU student, they just donít seem to want to make the drive down here (its 45 mins to 1 Ĺ hours in traffic). And that gives DU students an advantage in town. If I was going to CU I would try to live closer to Denver than school. But I am also a study at home guy, so as soon as class is over Iím out. If youíre a at school all the time person, maybe I would live closer to school. I still think the networking in Denver is worth living closer.
I take it you're not quite familiar with the commuting in NYC?
From a borough like Queens, or the 'burbs in Westchester or Rockland, it takes about half an hour to an hour to get to Manhattan, even though the distance is 10-20 miles. The traffic here is horrible... so I'm used to long drives. Don't worry, I won't let that stop me from going to Denver.
Funny that u know someone at UW med...my ex is actually a 3rd year there now. Maybe they know each other...actually, maybe we know some of the same people at SUNY! We'll have to discuss sometime.
Anyway, I visited CU before the new building was built, so it could only be even better now. I wrote up a somewhat thorough review on LSD after I had visited, when the trip was still fresh in my mind. It will do a lot more justice then if I tried to explain everything to you now: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,56316.0.html (btw, I seem to have had an obsession with attractive women when I wrote that post. I must have been going through a phase or something)
Let me know if you have any other questions about CU (or about BC if you have a sudden change of heart
Haha, come to think of it, this UW Med student has had a few relationships, maybe she's someone you know :O
Thanks for that link to your review of the school. It's the best thing next to a personal tour of the school as I could ask for (both in terms of the scene and the academics). And, no, it's not a bad thing to be preoccupied with women, haha. I actually vacationed around Boulder a few years ago to visit my sister (who was an undergrad at the time), and I too noticed all the absolutely beautiful women there. However, when it comes to law school, that could kill ya, so I've been resisting the urge to use that as a motivation (but in this case, it wouldnt hurt
And the new law school building looks amazing in the pictures and the virtual tour and such... I would imagine the school's only gotten better.
I'm almost 100% sold on the school. I'm actually wishing for someone to say something negative about CU so that I can know that there aren't any hidden Cons to the Pros that I've already racked up (I'm sure they outnumber the Cons)