Sorry I didn't respond sooner. The wife and I got back to sick kids who were needing our attention so I didn't check last night. My bad.
I was very impressed with the open house. I spend so much time on these boards and reading about law school that I really didn't have any questions. All of my questions revolved around future employment and financial aid, both of which were not good questions for a large group. But some people asked some interesting questions.
The building was gorgeous. I had been there two years ago but it was during the summer so there wasn't much going on, and I didn't really get to meet any students. This was a good opportunity to see what the students were like and get some interaction with them. The guy that brought me around was named Steve something, he was nice and I think he and I had similar interests. The Dean seemed nice. The professors seemed nice.
I really liked that the first Chipotle was just down the street to. My wife and I went there and they gave us a shirt that said "I've made the pilgrammage to Evans." I thought that was cool. Also, my wife and I found some great apartments by the Lincoln lightrail and I love that I can take the lightrail to school. The apartments that we are going to live in are the Crest apartments.
But that brings up my only concern with DU. The financial aid package is for a single person and I have a wife and two kids. I don't know how I am going to make it work with such a little amount of money to live on. Does anyone else have any kids that goes to DU that can shed a little light on this for me? I would love to be able to see how to make it work. My wife and I were planning on getting a three bedroom apartment, but we decided we could get by with just two, and we still can't see how it is feasible with only 750 a month for rent. A financial aid lady said that the board who makes those decisions isn't very worried about helping people who are married with kids to get through law school, so I am going to have to figure something out.
Any insider thoughts on getting by with such a little amount of money. The funny thing to me is that they say they don't want us taking out too much money. Well, I am going to be taking out 15,000 less than other students because of my scholarship, so can't I take out maybe 2500 more for rent? Also, I am going to be the one paying it back.
But, overall, the school was impressive. I got denied by phone at CU on my way to Colorado. I wasn't very sad. I wanted to get into CU more because of pride than actually attending. I thought the instate tuition regardless of GPA was a huge factor, but I wanted to live in Denver and go to DU, as you can tell probably by my posts. My wife really wanted to go to DU, so she was excited about the denial