« on: April 11, 2008, 03:10:34 PM »
Well, to address your second question first, I am a Colorado native and certainly not an east coast hater. However, I am a professional opera singer (big career jump for me, right?) and so I spend a lot of time back east for auditions and such. Not that it is east coast, but I spent 4 years in Chicago while getting my masters at Northwestern. I loved it, but am not a fan of the midwest. Colorado people LOVE Colorado, but are too happy to hate anything. The thing that you will probably not like about Denver is that, compared to east coast cities, it doesn't have a great "city identity" if you know what I mean. It is a very transient city, so you won't find many natives, and I personally think that the sports fans are very fair weather. Anyway, no one will hate you because you are from the east coast.
In regards to EVERYTHING about the ASD, I will try my best. The Dean welcomed us to the school and spoke about why he chose to become Dean a couple years ago. Then a student panel took about an hour to answer any questions. Then a faculty panel did the same. At that point we took a tour of the building, which is amazing. Then we split into break out sessions based on our interests. I went to the International Law session and the Trial Advocacy/Moot Court session. The head of the International Law program is AMAZING. Professor Nanda is totally the type of person that could mentor you into great opportunities in this field. I also really like how practical everything is at DU. It seems like we should have tons of time to practice our trial skills. After the break out sessions there was a reception and I met some very nice people.
-I love their Clinical/Internship programs
-I felt a little old...not really old, but I am 27 and could definitely tell that I was not coming straight out of undergrad. My friend who is 29 and a 2L said it is not a problem for him, but still, I hope there is a more mature crowd.
-I really want to be selected to go to the Hague during the summer (it is a writing contest).
-The international trial team sounds like it is doing very well (Matthies, any thoughts?)
Um, I am happy to answer more of your questions, but that's all I have for now, skinsfan.